GEORGIA FLAG FIGHT Time to Restore Integrity in Government!
in the Chattanooga Times & Free Press on Sunday, November 26, 2000:
1956: The Georgia General Assembly incorporated
the Confederate Battle flag into the state flag
as a protest against a desegregation ruling by
the U.S. Supreme Court
Once again, we see the effects of a lack of integrity in government, and
the effects of liberal bias in the media. This above statement is false, and
by placing this in the paper the Chattanooga paper is presenting an
illusion of fact.
This was not a simple mistake on the part of this newspaper or Laura E.
Walker who included this false statement. Calls and letters requesting a
correction have been ignored.
The facts are well known and easy to verify:
Question: Is it just a coincidence that the flag was changed two years
after the Brown vs. Board of Education case in the U.S. Supreme Court?
It must be remembered that Confederate patriotism was running
high in 1956. On January 20 1956 it was announced that the Civil War
Centennial Committee would be formed to plan commemorative events for
the 100th anniversary of the War between the States. This coincided
with the deaths of the last remaining Confederate veterans. The last
soldier in Georgia died in 1952. The last soldier of the entire
Confederacy died in 1959. In the years between, the old veterans were
one by one passing away. A great deal of sympathy was felt throughout
the South for the old soldiers and many commemorative activities took
place. (Authority: The Atlanta Journal, 20 Jan. 1956, page A-5; 'The
South's Last Boys in Gray' by Professor Jay S. Hoar, University of
Question: Some have claimed that the 1954 school desegregation decision by the U.S. Supreme Court stimulated the change in 1956. Is this true?
In the seven years since the last time the liberals and politically
correct tried to discredit the Georgia State Flag, there has been plenty
of time for them to document their claims. But historical proof is
Of course not, it just simply doesn't exist! Claims such as presented by
Laura E. Walker are what they need to say to force their agenda on the
people of Georgia. It doesn't matter to them if it is true or not!
Before the days of political correctness this would have been called by
its proper term - PROPAGANDA! Something that until recently was reserved
to and found only in less desirable countries around the world.
It is time to let the media know that such tactics are not going to be
tolerated. If you agree, send a message to the Chattanooga Times & Free
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