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 Posted: Sun Apr 11th, 2010 10:59 pm
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(Hi, folks. It has been a long time since I have posted here.)

When Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's declared April as Confederate History Month but failed to acknowledge the role of Virginian slave ownership, he stirred up controversy that just won't go away.  He did revise his statement to include "the abomination of slavery" but the discussion lives on. 

 This week, according to reports at Fox News. com and Yahoo News .com,  Mississippi governor Hayley Barbour,  speaking at the New Orleans conference of Southern Republicans opined that he felt McDonnell's original statement omitting mention of slavery was not wrong and "did not amount to diddly." He also pointed out that Mississippi long has had a Confederate Memorial Day, even honored by Democratic governors and a Democratic legislature.

In fact Mississppi is not alone in honoring Confederate Memorial Days, as Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Texas all have such days or one known as Confederate Heroes Day.

Today CNN .com has a provocative editorial, the link which I will put here, in which the writer says the Confederates were terrorists just as Taliban and Al Qaeda are terrorists. What do you folks feel about all this contorversy which has made people talk about the Civil War again?

What do you all think about this matter? Were Confederates terrorists and was Governor McDonnell making a grievous mistake when he failed to acknowledge the role of protecting the institution of slavery in Virginia's Civil War participation?


Last edited on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 11:28 pm by CleburneFan

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