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Letter to the to the Editor of The Advocate Messenger  

By Bradford Isbell

To the Editor:

A friend of mine forwarded to me the article "Protestors wave flags outside
NAACP banquet" by Herb Brock. Danville must be awfully isolated not to
know who those people were and what they were protesting. To immediately
insinuate that they were members of, or sympathetic to, the Ku Klux Klan was
a very racist thing for Mr. Brock to write. Perhaps he is in need of
sensitivity training. I'm sure your paper would be willing to get him the
help he needs.

No, in all probability, those people were Southern Nationalists -- people
who are tired of seeing their Culture and Heritage trampled on, and who
desire to have their own nation back, i.e. the Confederate States of
America. This nation would not include slavery; that was and is an
abomination. The CSA was never 'about' slavery in the first place; it was
'about' the right of States to govern their own internal affairs, as
guaranteed by the Constitution. It never ceases to amaze me that the CSA
(which 'officially' existed only 5 years) is equated with slavery, when
slavery existed 18 times as long (90 years) in the USA!

It seems to me that these people were simply protesting the shift of focus
that has occurred in the NAACP. They are no longer the National Association
for the Advancement of Coloured People; instead, they have become the
National Association for Attacking Confederate People. The only thing being
advanced by the NAACP's current tactics are the bank accounts of those in
charge. Since the membership of the NAACP is only around half a million,
they are a minority within their own race -- and most of the black people I
know are rather ashamed of them.

I was also quite saddened by the comment made by Rev. Norman Hagley, the
Pastor of the First Christian Church. He said, "It's beyond me why people
like this believe the way they do, and the group that showed up here
Saturday must have a particularly questionable mentality when they decide to
drive so many miles to express their less than lofty beliefs." Please allow
me to extend my condolences to his congregation. It is painfully obvious by
the above quote that their Pastor is not a Christian. The Word of God says,
"Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love." (1 John 4:8)
His was definitely not a very loving statement. As to their "less than
lofty beliefs" (which he never bothered to discover, which makes his
statement irrational), here's one of them: "...Governments are instituted
among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the
governed....whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these
ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it...." (Thomas
Jefferson, from the Declaration of Independence).

For a sovereign Georgia,
Bradford Isbell
1607 Hallmark Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 227-0052

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and waste. And I do verily believe, that if the principle were to prevail,
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