Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Virginia Declares April Confederate History Month

Governor McDonnell of Virginia declares April, 2010 Confederate History month. Both his two predecessors, Kaine and Warner abandoned the proclamation. Would this not be akin to celebrating Nazi month? I mean was not slavery a holocaust, but instead of four years it lasted two centuries. And then after this terrible war that emancipated slaves in this country the American South engaged in an all out rebellion against the rule of law, murder, mayhem, denying black americans true citizenship until the 1960's. Is this something to be proud? Apparently, in Virginia it is:

WHEREAS, April is the month in which the people of Virginia joined the Confederate States of America in a four year war between the states for independence that concluded at Appomattox Courthouse; and

WHEREAS, Virginia has long recognized her Confederate history, the numerous civil war battlefields that mark every region of the state, the leaders and individuals in the Army, Navy and at home who fought for their homes and communities and Commonwealth in a time very different than ours today; and

WHEREAS, it is important for all Virginians to reflect upon our Commonwealth’s shared history, to understand the sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War, and to recognize how our history has led to our present

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