Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April: Confederate History Month

Sometimes no extra words are necessary to convey a point.
Virginia governor Bob Mcconnell issued a proclamation naming April as Confederate History Month - read on:

Confederate History Month is a month annually designated by several state governments in the Southern United States for the purpose of recognizing and honoring the history of the Confederate States of America. The month is especially designed to celebrate what Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens famously described as a "new government . . . founded upon exactly the opposite idea [from that of the United States in 1776]; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth." April has traditionally been chosen, as Confederate Memorial Day falls during that month in many of these states.

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