Saturday, September 28, 2013

Response to the Mayor of Richmond

Recently, the Mayor of Richmond issued the following statement when asked about the RVA Flag Site:

"I'm not looking to refight battles of the past and am not interested in symbols that divide Richmond. I'm interested in promoting symbols that unite people and would rather rally around the American flag than one that divides so many in our city. I encourage all Richmonders to do the same."

When asked for a response, we issued the following:

"In response to the statement issued by Mayor Jones, we wholeheartedly agree. We also are not looking to re-fight the battles of the past. If we were simply allowed to honor our Confederate Veterans in the manner in which we choose, there would be no "re-fighting" in Richmond, at all. Our battles are all defensive...in defense of the honor and good name of our ancestors, and against actions taken to dishonor them and desecrate their monuments and memorials.

"We, too, are interested in symbols that unite, and believe that the history of ALL Richmond residents should be included in the City's commemorations and remembrances. We also have no issue with encouraging Richmonders to "rally around the American flag", especially since the Confederate flag IS an American flag, as Confederate Soldiers are American Veterans by Act of the U.S. Congress, (http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/04/03/confederate-soldiers-american-veterans-by-act-of-congress/)

"As such, the Confederate Flag, which brave Virginians carried into battle in defense of the Commonwealth, should be offered the same respect as the U.S. Flag."

Jimmy Jones, Va Flaggers



3 comments:

cletus rumsby said...

absolutely I agree you guys are respectful not only to your opponent's but to the dead who carried the flag in the battle. I applaud you for your courage in the face of a corrupt media and corrupt political system in Washington. I myself flew the Confederate flag next to the American flag and the flag of the POWs for years and years. in the politics of 2 day 1 Mexican invaders can march on our capital with the Mexican flag and demand rights... we need to remember those who actually spilled blood for this country not those who want to suck the blood from this country like parasites.

John Seibert said...

I totally support your cause, even though I live in Missouri. I had ancestors that fought and died under that flag. I can not believe there is a petition to ban this flag from PRIVATE PROPERTY. Regardless, how you feel about the flag, it is at the very least, freedom of speech.

Regards,

John Seibert

yes said...

It is your First Amendment right for Freedom of Speech. I, for one, support your efforts.