Originally created 09/23/04

Boycott Augusta over the flag flap

I am a Confederate-American, and I am very upset with Mayor Bob Young for removing the Confederate flag from Riverwalk Augusta. This act is devoid of statesmanship. Common sense will tell you that when you pander to one group at the expense of another, the only thing you will achieve is resentment and divisiveness.

The NAACP is a hate group that is determined to destroy all monuments, symbols or anything else the Confederate-American community takes pride in. Does Mayor Young not realize that if it had not been for the Confederate flag and the courageous patriots fighting under it, Sherman would have burned Augusta to the ground? That was customary for the Yankee army stealing from, raping and murdering Augusta's innocent civilians.

Yankees have always used blacks and the NAACP to push their agenda of reconstructing the South into good little Yankees. Well, this old rebel will be a rebel forever, and I encourage all Confederate-Americans to boycott Augusta!

Tom Stafford,

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