The governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour, recently proved just how politically correct he can be, regardless of the real truth, and displayed his lack of integrity as he goes after his bid for the White House.
Governor Barbour made it publically known that he intends to veto a controversial bill should it cross his desk. The bill in question would allow the Sons of Confederate Veterans to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest on a state-issued license plate tag. The tag would be issued for one year as part of a four-year series to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Obviously pressured from the NAACP, Governor Barbour is declining to take facts into account, and is instead jumping on the ignorance bandwagon. Too much assumption is being placed on the idea that General Forrest was an original organizer of the Ku Klux Klan. This has never been proven. In fact, it is merely a rumor, and General Forrest adamantly denied any association with the KKK. However, Governor Barbour is too narrow-minded and/or short-sighted to acknowledge it. Perhaps he should make the effort to learn more about his own state’s history and people before he pursues career advancement.
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