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TRUTH SEEKS WHAT IS RIGHT—NOT WHO IS RIGHT

This woman sure is hot, isn’t she?

This woman’s accusations have just led to a man’s suicide.

Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson has just committed suicide because of what his widow calls a high-tech lynching.

This high-tech lynching was based primarily on accusations brought by a woman named Maranda Richmond.

Maranda Richmond accused Dan Johnson of molesting her when she was seventeen.  But because, at that time, Miss Richmond’s claim was so ambiguous—and her role in the alleged incident so questionable—authorities chose not to pursue charges against Mr. Johnson.

This year—all of a sudden—Maranda Richmond, now 21, restated her claims against Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson, to some sort of investigative organization.  And she restated her claims far more aggressively—and with far more details.

Before Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson committed suicide, he denied Maranda Richmond’s accusations—and he made some accusations of his own.

He accused Maranda Richmond of making these accusations for political reasons.  He said she was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton last year, and that she very strongly disagreed with his views on abortion.  He indicated that this was an attack on his character made by Democrats who put Miss Richmond up to this—a character assassination made by Democrats against Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson because he was a Republican.

I had to search, and search, and search for the name of Dan Johnson’s accuser—I wanted to see what this young lady looked like.

I had a hard time locating it—because Maranda Richmond went to so much trouble keeping her identity a secret, even though she’s a 21-year-old woman now.

But now that Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson has killed himself because of Maranda Richmond’s claims—I feel that Maranda Richmond should answer to his claims.

I feel that this lovely, young lady owes Dan Johnson’s family—and the world—the truth.

Truth seeks what is right—not who is right.

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.

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

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?

A FORTY-YEAR CYCLE OF IRRESPONSIBILITY

Everyone who opposed President Carter blamed President Carter for everything.

Everyone who supported President Carter excused President Carter for everything.

Everyone who opposed President Reagan blamed President Reagan for everything.

Everyone who supported President Reagan excused President Reagan for everything.

Everyone who opposed President Bush blamed President Bush for everything.

Everyone who supported President Bush excused President Bush for everything.

Everyone who opposed President Clinton blamed President Clinton for everything.

Everyone who supported President Clinton excused President Clinton for everything.

Everyone who opposed President Bush blamed President Bush for everything.

Everyone who supported President Bush excused President Bush for everything.

Everyone who opposed President Obama blamed President Obama for everything.

Everyone who supported President Obama excused President Obama for everything.

Everyone who opposes President Trump blames President Trump for everything.

Everyone who supports President Trump excuses President Trump for everything.

A WORD TO DIGITAL-AGE YOUNG PEOPLE

*ONE TIME USE ONLY* Must reach out to Clarion-Ledger for permission to publish in any future stories.
Tougaloo College students are arrested after a civil rights protest at the Jackson Public Library on North State Street in 1964. (Credit: Clarion-Ledger)

American educator and civil rights activist Robert P. Moses (L) speaks to two men during a voter registration project in Greenwood, Mississippi, April 1963. (Photo by Claude Sitton/New York Times Co./Getty Images)

Moments before Tommy Langston was attacked on May 14, 1961, he shot this single photo of Klansmen attacking a Freedom Rider at the Trailways Bus Station in Birmingham. The photo helped identify Klansmen involved in the assault. (AP Photo/Birmingham Post-Herald, Tommy Langston, File)

** FILE ** This is a May 28, 1963 file photograph of a sit-in demonstration at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, Miss., where whites poured sugar, ketchup and mustard over heads of the demonstrators. Seated at the counter, from left, are John Salter, Joan Trumpauer and Anne Moody. (AP Photo/Jackson Daily News, Fred Blackwell, File)

**ARCHIVAL IMAGE, $300 for web use**
01 Feb 1960, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA — Original caption: 2/1/1960-Greensboro, NC: The participants in the first lunch counter sit-in are shown on the street after leaving the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth’s by a side exit. The four North Carolina A & T students are (L-R): David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair, Jr., and Joseph McNeil. (No photographers were allowed into Woolworth’s during this first protest; this is the only photo of all four original protesters together.) — Image by © Jack Moebes/CORBIS

(Read the stories behind these photographs here.)

These courageous, young Black Americans (with the help of some courageous, young White Americans) were not interested in censoring anyone’s historical flags or monuments.

They were interested in gaining real access to the ideal rights to which they were entitled, as Americans.

The cowardly, young White Americans (with the help of some cowardly, young Black Americans) who are interested in censoring everyone’s historical flags and monuments, would do well to learn from these courageous, young Black and White Americans who sought to secure their own rights—not to infringe on the rights of others.

CONTENDING, AND FALLING, IN A RIGHTEOUS QUARREL

“He loved the truth; he served God and country.  Let us go and do likewise.”

Dr. Charles Minnigerode, speaking of Jefferson Davis

December 11, 1889

 

“It is only the atheist who adopts success as a criterion of right.  It is not a new thing in the history of men that God appoints to the brave and true the stern task of contending, and falling, in a righteous quarrel.”

Rev. Robert L. Dabney

December, 1868


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