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“OUR MONUMENTS REPRESENT ALL WE’VE DONE AND HOW FAR WE’VE COME!”

Freedom to embrace all monuments

“‘Throw it away,’ says the mayor.  ‘Let it be,’ says this twice-awarded Purple Heart, Mustang Marine, who fought for freedom and country!  I graduated from the ‘old’ Pensacola High School (Class of 1948).  It was located across the street from Lee Square.  Pensacola is ‘America’s First City’ and Palafox Street is one of the ‘Ten Best Streets in America.’  How is the removal of this heritage monument going to affect the city’s reputation?  This monument stands in honor of fallen men and women who fought for their cause.  It will be starting a dangerous precedent, because this madness could start a tidal wave washing down Palafox and washing over to the Wall South, removing all our monuments! 

“We need to remember this great country was founded on diversity and our monuments represent all we’ve done and how far we’ve come!  Let’s look forward and embrace our freedom to have all monuments, not just a few chosen ones.  Now is the time for sensible leadership to demand the mayor and all the council to stop this reckless behavior!”

Lt. Com. W.E. Corley, Pensacola

Pensacola News Journal, Sunday, September 17, 2017

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 1

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 2

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 3

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

“IN TODAY’S RABID, MEDIA-HYPED ENVIRONMENT”

Column is erroneous propaganda

“I like Troy Moon.  We’ve met at a local surf shop and Pensacon.  I find his columns evocative, his humor refreshing.  (You know there’s a ‘But’ coming) BUT, his column of August 19, ‘What Side of History Will We be On?,’ left me disappointed at his surrender (hopefully temporary) of sound logic and common sense, to the currently prevailing sentiments of some in our country after the tragedy in Charlottesville.  His self-professed Southern bonafides, i.e., enjoying sweet tea and having the good fortune to be raised saying, ‘yes ma’am’ and ‘no sir,’ hardly excuses his perceived ignorance of the historic complexities of the Civil War and the sovereignty of states.  Relax local chapters of ANTIFA.  Don’t read any justification for the evils of slavery here.

“Sadly, in today’s rabid, media-hyped environment, one feels the need to quantify any disagreement with the erroneous propaganda currently spewed, which allows that evil is OK when fighting evil.  As ugly as Nazism and racism are, that doesn’t give us a pass as Americans to punch, pummel and club someone whose right to free speech you disagree with.  So, Troy advocates ‘literally’ fighting, but don’t equate yourselves with the heroes of D-Day, please!”

Bruce Towson, Milton

Pensacola News Journal, Saturday, September 16, 2017

YOU SHOULD BE TIRED OF IT TOO

ON JUNE 17, 2015, DYLANN ROOF MURDERED NINE PEOPLE AT MOTHER EMANUEL A.M.E. CHURCH IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

“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…”

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

“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…”

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

“I UNDERSTAND THE [FIRST CONFEDERATE] FLAGS ARE DOWN, BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT PERMANENT. I DON’T WANT ANY CHANCE OF THOSE FLAGS GOING BACK UP.”

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

State workers take down a Confederate national flag on the grounds of the state Capitol, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Montgomery. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley orders Confederate flags taken down from state Capitol. (AP Photo/Martin Swant)

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

State workers take down a Confederate national flag on the grounds of the state Capitol, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered Confederate flags taken down from a monument at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Martin Swant)

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

YOU SHOULD BE TIRED OF IT TOO.

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

AMERICAN FLAGS

We expect our American troops to defend our current American Flag against all foreign enemies.

But if we don’t defend our historical American Flags against all domestic enemies, how can we be worthy of our American troops?


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