Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Roadside Memorial Confederate Battle Flags Spur Discussion, Education

Note received with gift to Va Flaggers' Interstate Memorial Battle Flag Projects fund:

Hello,

Thank you for all of the work that you do to keep our heritage 
alive! Thanks to the new flag on 168 in Chesapeake, I have taught my young son about our history and our flags. He knows our flag to be about honor and courage.

Keep up the good work!


Chris C. 

Virginia Beach, VA




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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Cheers Violent Clashes With Police - Pledges to Help Antifa Terrorists

During a rally in Charlottesville over the weekend, counter-protests turned violent.  Counter-protesters reportedly blocked streets , chanted obscenities, threw bottles at and even sprayed law enforcement officers with pepper spray. Charlottesville police arrested twenty-two individuals, who were charged with everything from obstructing justice to felony assault of a police officer.

Richmond's local Antifa group , Antifa Seven Hills, praised the actions of those who were arrested, and posted a request for help in paying their legal expenses, and calling for Charlottesville Mayor Signer to drop all charges.

Disgraced Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy, who has led the push to attempt to remove the Lee and Jackson monuments in Charlottesville, instead of supporting his Police Chief and those who kept order on Saturday, made it clear that he sides with the violent protesters in his comments, shown below.  
Antifa, an abbreviation of AntiFascist, is a world wide movement that purportedly exists to fight for the rights of the downtrodden against fascists. There is a huge disconnect between their stated beliefs and their acts and behavior. In truth, like most leftists, they are motivated by devotion to violence, destruction, and chaos.

Bellamy has pledged to "work on" getting charges dropped against protesters who assaulted police officers. 
He has chosen to side with anarchists who have this to say about Richmond (RPD) and VCU police officers:
When tweets by Bellamy surfaced that were racist, homophobic, and vulgar surfaced, Bellamy was quickly forced to resign from his teaching position at Albermarle County Schools and his position on the State Board of Education.  In contrast, Charlottesville City Council, along with many of the city's leftist activists, embraced Bellamy and not only refused to force him to resign, but have gone out of their way to express their support for him and any agenda he proposes, including his attempts to illegally remove historical monuments.  
We hope and pray this blind devotion will end now that a sitting City Council member has publicly chosen to side with cop haters over the Charlottesville Police Department, who, according to eye witness accounts, acted in a professional manner to ensure the safety of Charlottesville residents.

Finally, we can't help but end by reminding our readers that the blame for ALL of the chaos, renewed racial tensions, and growing divide in Charlottesville, rests squarely on the soldiers of Kristen Szakos and Wes Bellamy, and their campaign to destroy our history and heritage.

"For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind:.."  Hosea 8:7

Monday, July 3, 2017

Another Roadside Confederate Battle Flag to Be Raised in North Carolina on Independence Day


INDEPENDENCE DAY FLAG RAISING IN NORTH CAROLINA!

We are pleased to share this announcement from our friends in the Old North State, and thrilled to have had a small part in helping these folks get this flag up and flying!

"The CF Connor Camp #849, SCV is pleased to invite all to the George Rabb Confederate Memorial Park Mega flag dedication July 4th.

Activities will start 4 PM.  The flag will be raised at 4:30.  The Blue Ridge Brigade Color/Honor Guard will present the flag for posting and will provide a musket and cannon salute.  .Andrew Johnson will be the featured speaker. Tommy Carroll, the camp flag project director will be on hand for comments. Please show up in uniforms and period dress if possible. Bring YOUR Flags and be present. Tell your friends, and help get the word out! We hope to make a good impression on the community and show our undying support for our Confederate Ancestors. Hope Everyone can attend.

Location is on 16S 4 lane 1/2 mile above Earnhardt Chevrolet. This is NOT the address of our site but could be used as a GPS location. Site is straight across from this address.

1330 Meridian Dr.,  Newton, NC

If you get here you will see it !!! Hope to see all there. Deo Vindice. God Bless Dixie!"

 
You'll have THREE chances this month to visit with us and pick up one of our NEW Va Flagger battle flags...as well as t-shirts, stickers, and other goodies! Look for us at the following locations/events and PLEASE make plans to stop by and visit our booth!
Saturday, July 8th: Hanover Tomato Festival, Pole Green Park - 8996 Pole Green Park Ln Mechanicsville, VA, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm https://www.hanovertomatofestival.com/
Saturday, July 15th - Sunday, July 16th: North South Traders Civil War Show, Richmond International Raceway, http://www.nstcivilwar.com/cgi-bin/show.asp
Saturday, July 29 - Sunday, July 30: Cooter's Last Stand, Luray, VA. https://cootersplace.com/event/july-29th-30th-2017-cooters-last-stand-in-luray-va/

 
The Virginia Flaggers have expanded our Monument Patrols to include checks of the Confederate cemeteries in our area, in light of recent threats by anarchist and other terrorist groups.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Despite Growing Opposition, Richmond Mayor Pushes to Add PC "Context" to Confederate Monuments

June 22. 2017
Richmond, Virginia

Earlier today, the city of Richmond announced the formation of a “Monument Avenue Commission” to “help the city redefine the false narrative of the Confederate statues that line Richmond’s grandest Boulevard”.  The Virginia Flaggers are extremely disappointed that Richmond’s newly elected Mayor, Levar Stoney, has chosen to make war against the Confederate monuments that line Monument Avenue in Richmond and against the thousands of descendants of Confederate Veterans that they represent and honor, diverting precious resources and taxpayer money away from the real and pressing matters facing the Capital of the Confederacy, and creating division and disharmony in our community.

Thankfully, the Commonwealth has a law that protects ALL war memorials, and also prevents them from being altered.  Following the lead of disgraced New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Mayor Stoney has chosen to tow the PC line of the NAACP and SPLC, who have promoted the false narrative that our monuments and memorials are somehow tied to “racism, slavery, Jim Crow, and white supremacy.”  This false narrative has gained traction with the left, who has successfully used it to convince politicians to take up their cause of attempting to remove every trace of the Confederacy from public view.  Mr. Stoney appears to have caved to their pressure.

Poll after poll shows that an overwhelming majority of citizens of the Commonwealth oppose any removal or altering of War Memorials, and across Virginia, politicians who have supported such nonsense have consistently been voted out of office or lost their bid for election. 

Our monuments and memorials need no new “narrative” or “context” added to them, especially one based on the PC false narrative of the NAACP and SPLC.  Their meaning is carved in stone and has absolutely nothing to do with “racism, slavery, Jim Crow, or white supremacy”, and everything to do with honoring men who answered the call of the Commonwealth to defend hearth and home from invasion.

The Virginia Flaggers stand ready to vigorously defend these monuments, and the men they represent, from any and all destruction, removal, and/or alteration, and support for our Cause gains momentum with every petty attempt like this one where a politician looks to make a name for himself and gain political points with a very small percentage of their electorate.  Mayor Stoney would do well to look to Charlottesville, where City Council voted to destroy the Robert E. Lee monument, in violation of state law, and in the process plunged the city into chaos and racial division that locals say is unlike any they have seen in decades. Of the three councilmen who voted to remove the monument, disgraced Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy has lost his teaching position with Albermarle County and his position on the State Board of Education, Kristen Szakos has announced she will not run for re-election, and Bob Fenwick, who cast the deciding vote, recently lost his bid for his party's nomination for his council seat.

True diversity and inclusiveness is not achieved by destroying the history of one group of people, in order to appease the demands of another.

CALL TO ACTION!

The city has set up a website to receive public comments, www.monumentavenuecommission.org. Please visit the website and leave a comment asking them to leave the monuments alone.

CONTACT MAYOR LEVAR STONEY:
Mayor's Office
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 201
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
Phone: (804)646-7970
Fax: (804)646-7987
Email: 
RVAMayor@richmondgov.com or levarstoney@gmail.com

Look for more updates about scheduled public meetings of the commission, and more ways to support our efforts here on the ground.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors To Decide Lexington 60 West Confederate Flag Appeal

In January, our organization installed a memorial flag on leased, private property along 60 West in Rockbridge County.  The flag was raised as part of the Lee-Jackson Day commemorations in Lexington.

Before we even raised the flag, local leftists and outside agitators sought to prevent the installation.  Pressure from these folks led to attempts to stop the construction and installation.  Even though we had previously installed poles of the same height in other sections of Rockbridge County and were told that NO BUILDING PERMIT WAS NEEDED, we were advised that if we proceeded with the installation, we would face fines and even imprisonment.  At the time we received the initial warning letter, the dedication was less than 24 hours away, and the only thing left to do was place the pole.  After VDOT visited the site and assured us the location was not in the right of way, we decided to proceed with the installation and file for the permit and address any issues relating to it at a later date.

We filed for the necessary permit and agreed to move the pole the few feet back from the road as requested.  We have been advised that the installation now meets all federal, state, and Rockbridge County laws and regulations.

Because this property is located in the Tourism Corridor Overlay, the submitted building permit had to have final approval from the TCO Board.  At its April 5th meeting, the board voted to DENY our application for installation, even though we had met every applicable zoning law and request.  In their denial, the Board claimed that the “proportionality of proposed structure and size of the proposed flag is not harmonious and is inconsistent with other commercial development in the area within the TCO District and that the said proportionality is neither consistent nor compatible with the purpose and intent of the Design and Construction Guidelines for the TCO, especially considering the location and distance from the corridor road”.

Throughout this process, Rockbridge County officials have gone out of their way to make the point that their attempts to deny the erection of this memorial at every turn has nothing to do with the fact that it is a Confederate memorial and flag, when, in fact, it is apparent that this is exactly why the installation received the full attention of  county officials.

Our legal team researched the referenced TCO District Design and Construction guidelines and found no discernible, objective guidelines for structures in the corridor.  Board members are free to decide issues using their own objective opinions, which is exactly what happened on April 5th.  There are no hard facts in the document that would define any size or height ration between any structure and another.  It is a totally subjective process that was tainted with political correctness and cowardice in the face of political pressure.

To subjectively claim that a memorial to honor Lee, Jackson, and all Confederate Veterans that is erected in keeping with every applicable zoning law is “not harmonious” with the guidelines of the TCO, with no specific guidelines to reference, is nothing more than back alley politics and a clear violation of the property owner’s first amendment rights of expression.

We have filed an appeal with the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors and have asked them to reverse the decision of the TCO Board and approve our application as submitted.  We cannot think of anything more "appropriate" than a memorial to Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson flying in Lexington, Virginia.

The Board of Supervisors meets tonight (Monday, June 12th)  and will consider our appeal.  Please take a moment to contact them today and ask them to approve our application.

Contact info:
John M Higgins  (540) 460-7079 buffalosupervisor@yahoo.com
Russell S. Ford (540) 460-6750 rford@rockbridge.net
David W. Hinty, Jr. (540) 784-0709 david.hinty@yahoo.com
Ronnie R. Campbell (540) 377-6148 southriversupervisor@co.rockbridge.va.us
Albert W. Lewis, Jr. (540) 570-5094  buster@mountainviewfarm.biz

If you are in the Rockbridge County area, please attend the 5:30 meeting and let your voice be heard!
Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, 1st Floor
150 South Main Street
Lexington, Virginia 24450

We will keep you updated on the decision tonight, and the progress on the installation of several dozen new flags which have been inspired by the county's actions regarding the 60 West Memorial Battle Flag.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Alabama Governor Signs Historic Legislation to Protect Confederate Monuments and Memorials



Earlier this evening, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed SB 60 INTO LAW!

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2017/05/gov_kay_ivey_signs_bill_protec.html

Thanks to all of you who contacted the Governor's office, and a special thanks to all those who had a part in making this possible.  Please take a moment and contact Governor Ivey and THANK HER for her courageous leadership in signing this historic legislation.

http://governor.alabama.gov/contact

Alabama now joins Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina in states with active legislation to protect our monuments and memorials.

The destruction of historic memorials in New Orleans by Mayor Mitch Landrieu over the past few weeks has seemingly awakened a sleeping giant and spurred citizens across the country to stand up and fight back, and likely helped to facilitate the last minute passage of this bill in the Alabama legislature.

Poll after poll shows that citizens are overwhelmingly against the destruction of historic monuments and memorials.  The disturbing images from New Orleans, the increasing violence on the part of the monument haters, and the seemingly non-stop attempts to divide and disrupt our communities with divisive rhetoric and false narratives have helped fuel a growing pushback by American citizens.

Congratulations!  God bless the good folks of Alabama...and GOD SAVE THE SOUTH!



Friday, May 19, 2017

The Truth Behind the Crusade to Destroy Confederate Monuments and Memorials



THE NATURE OF THE MONUMENT DESTROYERS 
By Connie Chastain

"The force behind the assault on Confederate heritage is the same force behind the attacks on President Trump. What we are seeing is an enormous psychotic episode, a colossal nervous breakdown by the ultra-left in America because their adored Hillary was defeated.
The left has always been destructive, increasingly so in recent years. But since Trump has been in office -- since late January -- where he has steadily razed the Obama legacy, they've been like an animal in the furious stage of rabies.
These people are not Americans. Leftists are socialists. They are the antithesis of Americans. They are destroyers. Since they cannot have our country and transform it into Socialist America, they will destroy it.
Destroying Confederate heritage is an early phase, a trial run, you might say. They have the same fate in mind for the legacy of the Founders... not just monuments and statues, but the very country they crafted. They want to destroy every aspect of the culture -- Christianity, the family, private property, education, historical memory, our cultural cohesiveness, our very identity as western man.
Western man. Man. Men. The left hates nothing the way they hate masculinity. From "feminism", which is not about equality for women but about hating and hurting men ... from feminizing industry, education, the military, church leadership, the popular culture, the government to the demonization of "dead white males" the left hates virility.
VIRILE, VIRILITY characterized by a vigorous, masculine spirit: manly character, vigor, or spirit; masculine energy, forcefulness, or strength in a marked degree.
Our Confederate heroes were some of history's manliest of men. Even in cold, lifeless bronze, Davis, Beauregard and Lee exuded a level of virility that shames Mitch Landrieu.
The nameless Confederate soldiers in marble and granite standing atop pedestals and obelisks across the South shame the typical leftist male -- the Michael Moores, the Morris Deeses, the brainwashed antifa, the mindless mobs, the spineless and weak-minded men, leftists themselves or influenced by leftism, who run government at all levels. The closest thing these men have to masculine energy and vigorous spirit is hatred. Oddly enough, this is the same fuel that energizes leftist women -- the Hillary Clintons, the Maxine Waterses, the Ashley Judds and the Madonnas -- as well.
As we craft and then implement our counter-offensive in the defense of our heritage -- and our continued existence and the future for our children (make no mistake, these are in the Left's crosshairs, as well) -- it will do us well to remember the nature of our attackers."
 
About the author:  Connie Chastain writes contemporary Southern fiction. Her author page at Amazon.com is found at this link: https://www.amazon.com/…/B002KL46…/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1