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THE CHOICE IS YOURS

“I know you’re a strong supporter of the Second Amendment–is there anything about this situation that makes you think, ‘Okay, should we rethink–is it time for some kind of change?'”
“ANY TIME THERE IS A TRAUMATIC SITUATION, PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING TO BLAME–THEY ALWAYS WANT SOMETHING TO GO AFTER…”

“THE HATE-FILLED MURDERER WHO MASSACRED OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHARLESTON [SOUTH CAROLINA] HAS A SICK AND TWISTED VIEW OF [THE CONFEDERATE FLAG THAT FLIES ON THE STATEHOUSE GROUNDS IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA]”
“TODAY WE ARE HERE…TO SAY IT’S TIME TO MOVE THE FLAG…”

IF YOU DON’T WANT SOMEONE TO TAKE ME UP ON THIS:

HOW NIKKI HALEY CAN BE STOPPED

YOU TAKE ME UP ON THIS:

https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-remove-the-dishonorable-nikki-r-haley-from-your-cabinet-immediately-so-you-can-immediately-restore-honor-to-your-cabinet

THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

SAY NO TO CENSORSHIP

On June 24, 2015, Republican Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward censored the First Confederate Flag from Pensacola’s Five-Flags Displays.  He did this without the consent of his constituents.

Mayor Hayward stated, in a press release:

“While the Confederate Flag undeniably represents a part of Pensacola’s history, to many it is a painful symbol of racial hatred and intolerance.”

Mayor Hayward didn’t mention that the “Confederate Flag” he had censored was not the Confederate Battle Flag—but the First Confederate Flag.  This flag:

On June 25, 2015, Escambia County Democratic Women’s Club President Dianne Krumel made this demand of the Escambia County Commission:

“I understand the flags are down, but I want to make it permanent.  I don’t want any chance of those flags going back up.”

All five members of the Escambia County Commission—Republican Doug Underhill, Republican Grover C. Robinson IV, Republican Steven Barry, Republican Wilson Robertson (whose seat is now occupied by Republican Jeff Bergosh), and Democrat Lumon May—gave in to Dianne Krumel’s demand, and chose to keep the First Confederate Flag censored from Pensacola’s Five-Flags Displays.  They did this without the consent of their constituents—including me.

This government-imposed censorship of the First Confederate Flag, from our historical flags displays, continues—without our consent.

Yet now there is a way you can help me put a stop to this government-imposed censorship of our historical flags displays here in Greater Pensacola, Florida—and you don’t even have to be a resident of Greater Pensacola, Florida, to do it.

I’ve started an online petition to have the First Confederate Flag returned to its rightful place in Pensacola’s Five-Flags Displays:

https://www.change.org/p/pensacola-mayor-ashton-hayward-and-the-escambia-county-board-of-county-commissioners-return-the-first-confederate-flag-to-its-rightful-place-in-pensacola-s-five-flags-displays

Are you as opposed to government-imposed censorship as I am?

Then click on the link above, and sign the petition—and together we can say no to censorship.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT

“We are gathered here as patriots and proud citizens.  Proud citizens of not just Pensacola, but also of Florida, and most importantly, citizens of the United States of America.  We are not gathered here in hate; we are gathered here in love for our country, the history of our country, and love for our fellow Americans.  We do not represent white supremacy, or tolerate any form of racism in our midst.  We are gathered here to let the mayor, the city council, and citizens of Pensacola know that we do not want our Monument to Our Confederate Dead moved or destroyed.

“Since 1891, this monument has stood watch over Pensacola.  Surviving for 126 years, it has watched the growth of this great nation.  It has watched a nation heal after the civil war.  It has watched a nation come together to fight and triumph in 2 world wars.  It has watched a nation strive in the 1960’s against racial inequality as the civil rights movement blossomed with the fruits of liberty and equality.  It has watched Pensacola grow into the beautiful, productive city that it is today.

“Our Monument to Our Confederate Dead has a special meaning to each of us.  To our military veterans, it stands as a memorial to our Southern veterans who gave their lives.  To people who had family members fight during the civil war, it is a monument to their honor.  To all humanity, it stands as a tribute to love for lost loved ones.  To all Americans, it stands on as a monument to warn us of the consequences of not being able to resolve our differences in a non-violent manner.

“Also present with us today are counter-protesters.  These men and women have different opinions than we do.  But we are all Americans. We are fighting to protect a monument that is dedicated to the heroes ‘whose joy was to suffer and die for a cause they believed to be just.’ The counter-protesters are also fighting for a cause that they believe to be just.  We must convince them by the dignity of our actions that we also represent the American values of freedom and justice.  Our monument is not a sign of racism; it is a memorial to dignity and respect.

“On September 14, 2017, the city council will meet at the Pensacola City Hall, 222 West Main Street.  We invite all interested parties to come participate and let the city council know where we stand.  You may also call the city council members and let them know how much we treasure our monument.”

Jewel Cannada-Wynn, District 7,  (850) 346-7264

Brian Spencer, District 6,  (850) 426-8314

Gerald Wingate, District 5,  (850) 607-0185

Larry Johnson, District 4,  (850) 435-1609

Andy Terhaar, District 3,  (850) 377-3949

Sherri Myers, District 2,  (850) 484-0902

Dr. P.C. Wu, District 1,  (850) 477-5279

Ashton Hayward, Mayor,  (850) 435-1626

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT

LOOK CLOSELY AT THIS FLAG—AND TELL ME WHAT IT SHOWS

WHAT FLAGS SHOW

Confederate American Flag over Fort Sumter, April 15, 1861
Photograph by Alma A. Pelot

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 3

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 2

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 1

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PENSACOLA’S FIVE-FLAGS DISPLAYS

BLACK LIVES MATTER TOO

Why not?

Words matter—and how you use words matters.

If you want to gain more support for your cause, just add one word to your slogan.

The reason so many people are so hesitant to agree with “BLACK LIVES MATTER” is that the wording is so exclusive.

The reason so few people are hesitant to agree with “ALL LIVES MATTER” is that the wording is so inclusive.

Yet if you add the word, “TOO” to “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” very few people will be hesitant, at all, to agree with you.

BLACK LIVES MATTER TOO.

Of course they do.

WHY DO YOU THINK I’M SO ANGRY ALL THE TIME?

Another mass shooting—so what?

The last time I cared at all about the victims of any mass shooting was in June, 2015.

On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof murdered nine people at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina—and the victims of that mass shooting were the last victims of any mass murder in the United States whose deaths I mourned at all.

Why do you think that is?

What did Nikki Haley do, from June 22 through July 9, 2015, that might have completely desensitized me to any mass murders since that one?

What have state and local politicians been doing all over the American South since June 22, 2015, that might have completely desensitized me to any mass murders since that one?

What is Nikki Haley doing now that might have completely desensitized me to any mass murders since that one?

What did you do that might have completely desensitized me to any mass murders since that one?

What are you still doing that might have completely desensitized me to any mass murders since that one?

“Ahh, damn you!  God damn you all to Hell!”

Why do you think I’m so angry all the time?


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