PC Madness: Memphis Votes to Desecrate and Dig-Up Remains of Top Confederate General and His Wife

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For weeks, the left (and cowardly Republicans) have been waging war on all things Southern. At a time when Americans are constantly urged to celebrate their identity and prioritize their identity over nearly everything else, southerners are being stripped of symbols of their identity under the pretense that celebrating their heritage is celebrating slavery and racism.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]As they relentlessly pushed for a governmental and social ban on all things Confederate, the left maintained that it was the flag they were after- not Southerners.

Now, it’s clear that that is untrue. As we have learned time and time again, caving to irrational leftist demands only emboldens them and welcomes more demands.

This week, the Memphis City Council unanimously voted to dig-up the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife and remove them from Health Sciences Park where they had been laid to rest. The park was originally named “Forrest Park” after the late general. However, in 2013, political correctness dictated that the park would lose its name.

Forrest was a supremely talented Southern general and was the first leader of the Ku Klux Klan. In a disgraceful attempt to whitewash history, the Council has approved the desecration of the burial grounds of a man and his wife because such anti-Confederate zealotry is suddenly in vogue.

“What we’ve done here in Memphis is no different from what’s happening across the country,” said Myron Lowery, chairman of the City Council, referring to the crusade against the Confederate flag. “I think it’s time to remove symbols of racism and bigotry,” he stated.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Lee Millar of the Sons Of Confederate Veterans blasted the decision, saying,

“The Forrest family is solidly opposed to digging up the graves and moving them any place. This appears to me to be another knee jerk reaction to that anti-Confederate hysteria. Some people here are trying to get on the bandwagon in erasing Confederate history and it’s just wrong.”

This is not a matter of being “pro-Confederate” or “anti-Confederate”; it is a matter of right and wrong. It is wrong to rewrite history to further pleasing media narratives. It is wrong to desecrate longstanding institutions and monuments to Americans who fought valiantly for their states. It is wrong to victimize the descendants of these Confederate soldiers by betraying their memory.

It is just flat-out wrong to be so cowardly as to allow politically correct bullies to emerge triumphant simply because they complained the loudest.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.
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