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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Confederate Air Force Buzzes SC State House With Battle Flag/Message For Confederate Memorial Day


FLYOVER BANNER HONORS CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia, SC: Wednesday, May 10th,  from 11AM - 1 PM, a plane circled downtown Columbia in honor of Confederate Memorial Day in South Carolina. The plane pulled a large Confederate Battle flag with the message: "NO COMPROMISE! Vaflag.org"

May 10, (our back up flight day because of windy weather on Saturday), is Confederate Memorial Day in South Carolina chosen because it is the day in 1863 that Lt General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson died after losing an arm at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.

Commemoration of the day Saturday 06 MAY in downtown Columbia began with a memorial service at 10AM in Elmwood Cemetery. Former US Senate candidate Buddy Witherspoon was the keynote speaker. At 11AM there was a parade along Assembly Street to the South Carolina Statehouse where South Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, held a noon Memorial Service in front of the Statehouse. Former State Senator Lee Bright was the keynote speaker.

This is the 2nd Confederate Memorial Day held in South Carolina since the Confederate Battle flag was so treacherously removed from the statehouse grounds by former SC Governor Nikki Haley and other members of the political establishment.

Working with our brothers and sisters in South Carolina, the Virginia Flaggers have placed 3 large Confederate flags on large poles near South Carolina highways, with more to come. Expect more flyovers as well!

We hope the people of South Carolina LOVE Confederate flags, because give us time - y'all are going to be seeing a lot more of them across the Palmetto state! DEO VINDICE

For more information about how you can help, please contact us - info@vaflaggers.com

Sunday, May 7, 2017

SCV Mechanized Cavalry Partners with Va Flaggers to Become Guardians of our Largest Flag Site


The Virginia Flaggers are pleased to announce a new partnership with the 8th Platoon of the 2nd Battalion, Co. A., Mechanized Cavalry, Sons of Confederate Veterans. The 8th Platoon has volunteered to serve as "Guardians of the Flag" for two of our sites in Danville, including our largest pole and flag on the 29 Bypass, the General William Lewis Cabell Memorial Battle Flag.
Not only have they been actively helping to raise and lower the flags at both sites, they solicited the help of their brothers in the 7th and 9th platoons to raise enough money to replace the worn flag  at the Cabell site with a brand new, heavy duty 31' x 51' flag over the weekend. This is a HUGE accomplishment, considering the size and cost of this flag!
Special thanks to Lt. Robert McDaniel for his leadership in making this happen, and to all of the men of Mechanized Cavalry who support us in the Commonwealth and across the South! The unparalleled success in Danville is a direct result of ALL of our heritage organizations pulling together to stand as one against our enemies. We are thankful for each and every one who gives of their time, talents, and gifts to forward the colors and advance our Cause.
If you would like to inquire about the possibility of volunteering to serve as a "Guardian of the Flag" at any of our 25 sites across Virginia, or for more information about how your organization or group may be able to assist, please contact us at info@vaflaggers.com


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Charlottesville Judge Halts Lee Statue Removal - Confirms Protection Under State Law



HUGE VICTORY in the Commonwealth  today as Charlottesville City Council is dealt a crushing blow in their attempts to tear down the Robert E. Lee monument in LEE Park.  Congratulations to all of those involved in the legal proceedings today!

http://www.nbc29.com/story/35306157/update-judge-issues-temporary-injunction-to-halt-lee-statue-removal

From our friends at Friends of Cville Monuments:

"In a marathon hearing lasting nearly 6 hours, Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Moore granted the request for a temporary injunction, prohibiting the City from removing the Robert E. Lee Monument for a period of up to 6 months - to allow the case to be tried. Judge Moore stated that he believes the Lee Monument falls under the protection of Virginia Statute §15.2-1812: "Memorials for War Veterans" because it is "clearly a war memorial." He further stated that the argument made by the City of Charlottesville that Virginia Statute §15.2-1812 doesn't protect monuments erected prior to 1997 "strains credulity." Followers of this page will remember that a Danville, Virginia Judge first asserted that the statute didn't apply retroactively to monuments erected prior to 1997 in a case decided in 2015.

The City can proceed with its decision to rename both the Lee and Jackson Parks, but for the time being, cannot do anything to disturb, remove, damage or deface this Registered Historic Landmark.

The City is still proceeding with its attempt to dismiss the lawsuit (that was not argued today) and we will find out June 19 when the court date will be set to hear their arguments for dismissal.

We will keep you updated if there are further developments, but for now, Lee and Traveller will remain in Lee Park (and yes, it will always be Lee Park to some of us, no matter what the City decides to rename it) - their home for nearly a century."
This early decision, confirming what we have known all along, should go a long way to quiet any rumblings of tearing down ANY monuments in the Commonwealth. The law is clear and the judge confirmed it.

Even so, this case is far from over and we are in no way standing down nor will we become complacent about monument protection in Charlottesville or across the Commonwealth.  As we file this report, our monument guards are on high alert in Richmond and patrols have been stepped up tonight in light of the un-American unrest, violence and vandalism across the country this week.

We have not yet begun to fight.

As we have said all along, the Lee statue is not going anywhere, and when the final decision is reached and the monument is safe, there will be hell to pay for the attempted removal.   

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Shad Planking Goes PC - Wakefield Ruritan Boots Confederate Heritage Group From Annual Event


The annual Shad Planking in Wakefield, Virginia was at one time the biggest political event in the Commonwealth. It offered citizens a chance to interact with candidates one on one and was an event that allowed all Virginians to have a voice. 

Scenes like this one in 2011, captured by the media were common place. 
In 2013, the Virginia Flaggers attended the event and were able to give some scalawag politicians a pretty good flagging, in spite of the entourage/bouncers they had with them...
Apparently, this did not sit well with some of the establishment candidates.  When we returned the following year, new signs were in place...
In spite of the new restrictions, our exhibitor booth enjoyed heavy traffic and great support.  We were told we were one of the most popular booths at the Shad Planking.  We exhausted our supply of stickers, flags, and cold drinks by the end of the day and had a great time chatting with citizens and politicians. 
We participated as an exhibitor in 2014 and 2015 with great success and without any word from the Wakefield Ruritan of any problems or issues.

We sat out 2016 due to scheduling issues, and were excited to return in 2017 and have the chance to get back to the event.

Our application and payment for exhibitor space was mailed on March 13th, 2017.  On March 22nd, the Wakefield Ruritan notified us that our application had been rejected.  Our check was returned with a letter stating "the Wakefield Ruritan Club reserves the right to reject applicants", no other explanation, and instructions to contact Chris Simms, Festival Chairman if we had any questions.

There was no reply to our email to Mr. Simms, asking for an explanation.  
It is obvious that the Wakefield Ruritan is bowing to the pressure of the politically correct establishment and the liberal left.  In 2016 they hired a PR firm to help make the event more "welcoming" to all.

http://www.dailypress.com/news/politics/dp-nws-shad-planking-preview-20160325-story.html

Apparently, Southern Heritage does not fit the new image of the "Shads, Grapes, and Grain Festival".
 
From their website:
Contact the Shad, Grapes and Grains Festival
(804) 731-5236
info@shadplanking.com
P.O. Box 148
Wakefield, VA 23888

www.shadplanking.com

Friday, April 7, 2017

Welcome to Virginia! Massive Confederate Flag Flies Again on I-95 in Fredericksburg


The Virginia Flaggers are pleased to announce that the I-95 Fredericksburg Memorial Battle Flag is flying high once again, with several new improvements.


Last month, the original rope broke and the task of getting a lift back to the site to make repairs turned out to be quite a challenge.  We were finally able to complete the work earlier this week, and a new 20x30 Battle Flag was raised Wednesday evening.
Along with a new rope and flag, we were thrilled to place the first of our new flag pole toppers, a beautiful Confederate Cross of Honor.  It turned out even more stunning than we had invisioned and we hope to add them to all of our original and future sites in the coming months.
In addition, we have started adding "tattoos" to our poles, marking the date of the dedication.  

Many thanks to Rhett Ingram and the Stafford crew who assisted him in getting this one back up and flying, just in time to welcome spring break travelers to Confederate Virginia!

This photo was sent in from a passer-by today...

Finally, for your information, Our Guardians of the Flags were busy yesterday lowering our Highway Memorial Battle Flags across the Commonwealth, in preparation for severe storms expected over the next 24-48 hours.

In an attempt to save wear and tear on the flags and poles, we make every effort to remove the flags ahead of high winds. The flags will return once the threat has passed and it is safe for our volunteers to raise them once again.

As always, we wish to offer our most sincere thanks to all of those who help watch over, protect, and maintain our 25 flag sites in Virginia. God bless the Guardians of the Flags!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rockbridge County TCO Board to Vote on "Appropriateness" of Confederate Flag Today

Since our last report, we have been very busy and have much to share, starting with recent developments in Lexington, Virginia.

As you may recall, at the request of the landowner, we temporarily removed the 60 West Memorial Battle Flag pole and flag that was raised on Lee-Jackson Day earlier this year.

Since then, we have filed a request for a "Certificate of Appropriateness" from the Rockbridge County Tourism Corridor Overlay Board.  Our application is on the agenda to be discussed and voted on by the board at its monthly meeting at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

http://www.co.rockbridge.va.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_04052017-401

We have also filed for a building permit for the same site, to reinstall the flag and pole once the certificate is issued.

In the meantime, the fallout from the harassment by Rockbridge County has been swift and overwhelming.  We have applied for and received a building permit to double the size of the first flag site at Jackson's Farm on Rt. 60 East on the east size of Lexington.  What was a 50' pole will soon be 100'.  

We also have several new interstate sites under development in Lexington, and this order of poles is complete and will be shipping soon...
Over a dozen landowners on Rt. 60 in Lexington have contacted us about having memorial battle flags placed on their property.  We are in the process of reaching out to each one and lining up the installations.

Thanks, Rockbridge County. You effectively traded one flag (temporarily) for a whole mess of new ones.

One day these people are going to learn to LEAVE US ALONE.

As always, we appreciate your continued and generous support.  We have no intention of backing down.

"Obstacles may retard, they cannot long prevent, the progress of a movement sanctified by its justice and sustained by a virtuous people." -- Jefferson Davis