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Some People Will Do Anything To Get Their Way

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Recently, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi, went out of his way to have his own state’s flag removed from the tunnel at the U.S. Capitol Building. Thompson is upset the Confederate Battle Flag is featured on the state flag, so he has taken it upon himself to do away with it – his own state’s flag! The flag for the very state he represents! If this doesn’t lose his reelection, I don’t know what will.

Rep. Thompson called on Congress to remove the flag. However, when Congress failed to respond, he recruited Rep. Candice Miller, R-Michigan to do his bidding. Rep. Miller, the chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, ordered the Capitol architect to replace all of the state’s flags with commemorative quarters depicting each state instead. This enabled both Miller and Thompson to remove the Mississippi state flag without a full act of Congress. If they can’t have their way, then none of the state’s flags will be displayed!

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The flags are displayed on the wall of the tunnel that runs between the Capitol Building and a House office building. Visitors and members of Congress travel through the tunnel by walking or taking small subway cars.

Congresswoman Miller said that, even though the flags are being removed from the tunnel, each Congress member can display their state flags in their own offices. Every other Mississippi state lawmaker is still displaying the state flag outside their offices, except for Thompson, who has removed his.

Is the Mississippi State Flag “Anti-American”?
By Donald Livingston
http://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/is-the-mississippi-state-flag-anti-american/

Alabama flag among state banners removed from U.S. Capitol over Confederate issue
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/04/alabama_flag_among_state_banne.html

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The Birthday of a President

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Today is the birthday of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. He was born in Christian County, Kentucky, not far from where Abraham Lincoln was born one year later. The tenth youngest child of a plantation owner, Davis rose to become one of the most celebrated, and yet controversial, American statesmen.

His illustrious career began with the military, where he served as an officer. He was elected to the House of Representatives and later to Congress, married twice, and had six children, but only one survived to adulthood. He saw much pain and sadness in his lifetime, but still maintained his firm belief in the Confederate cause. Following the War Between the States, he became somewhat of a recluse, penning his memoirs at Beauvoir in Biloxi, Mississippi. After his death at age 81, his wife, Varina, had his body moved to Richmond, where it remains today.

Bertram Hayes-Davis, who is the great-great grandson of Jefferson Davis, frequently tours the country speaking on behalf of his infamous ancestor. Sadly, he has encountered obstacles in regard to having Jefferson Davis receive the honor he so greatly deserves. In fact, there is talk about removing his statue from the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building. Instead of dismissing Jefferson Davis as being politically incorrect, we should honor him for the sacrifices he made for his country and what he believed to be right. Let us celebrate him as a true patriot and the American icon that he was.

Happy Birthday Jefferson Davis

Today is the birthday of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. He was born in Christian County, Kentucky, not far from where Abraham Lincoln was born one year later. The tenth youngest child of a plantation owner, Davis rose to become one of the most celebrated, and yet controversial, American statesmen.

 

His illustrious career began with the military, where he served as an officer. He was elected to the House of Representatives and later to Congress, married twice, and had six children, but only one survived to adulthood. He saw much pain and sadness in his lifetime, but still maintained his firm belief in the Confederate cause. Following the War Between the States, he became somewhat of a recluse, penning his memoirs at Beauvoir in Biloxi, Mississippi. After his death at age 81, his wife, Varina, had his body moved to Richmond, where it remains today.

 

Bertram Hayes-Davis, who is the great-great grandson of Jefferson Davis, frequently tours the country speaking on behalf of his infamous ancestor. Sadly, he has encountered obstacles in regard to having Jefferson Davis receive the honor he so greatly deserves. In fact, there is talk about removing his statue from the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building. Instead of dismissing Jefferson Davis as being politically incorrect, we should honor him for the sacrifices he made for his country and what he believed to be right. Let us celebrate him as a true patriot and the American icon that he was.

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