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Sunday, July 12, 2015
SCV Telegraph - Federal Attacks on our Heritage
Even after the despicable removal of the flag from the South Carolina soldier's monument, the onslaught against our heritage continues, both locally and in the halls of Congress. Currently, there are two separate measures being considered, one in the House, and the other in the Senate.
The House bill would outlaw the display of any Confederate flag on our soldier's graves in certain national battlefield parks. The Senate proposal would reduce the amount of federal highway funds given to any state which issues specialty license plates displaying our flag. Both of these bills face uphill battles to be enacted, but the fact that either of them have been proposed and are actually being considered should be alarming. Follow the links below for more specific information on the status of these proposals.
It is suggested that our membership needs to "carpet bomb" our various representatives in Congress -- particularly southern Republicans -- with emails, phone calls, and letters expressing our outrage at these proposals. Further, those of you who plan to attend the upcoming national reunion in Richmond should, if possible, plan a side trip to Washington and pay a personal call on your representatives. Well spoken words conveyed in person can have a disproportionally large effect. It's time to step up, and do your part!