Confederate history month pushed for Georgia

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ATLANTA - Some Georgia lawmakers want to designate April as Confederate Heritage and History month.

Legislation was introduced in Georgia's House and Senate on Friday that would celebrate the Confederate States of America. Under the bill, governments, schools, businesses and Georgia citizens would be encouraged to participate in programs throughout the month.

The legislation was sponsored by Sen. John Bulloch, a Republican from Ochlocknee, and Rep. Alan Powell, a Democrat from Hartwell.

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MtnMan
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MtnMan 01/17/09 - 12:24 am
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Since The Confederency is a

Since The Confederency is a MAJOR part of our history I can't understand why we haven't had this all along.....many of our forefathers fought and died during that time.
Of course we are all Americans...Thank God the Right side won that war...or where would we be today. However, are we to ignore the era?
I have many ancestors who fought and died in that era...we haven't forgotten them..
All those "family heirlooms" that are now in Northern homes that were stolen from our people should also be returned to their rightful owners!
Also all the Atrocities comitted during "Reconstruction" should be taught.
That was the only War in which The United States punished the vanquished....in many terrible ways....

MtnMan
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MtnMan 01/17/09 - 12:28 am
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VERMONTER...You are

VERMONTER...You are disgusting! How dare you equate The South with Nazi Germany
You are an idiot who should keep your mouth shut!
You are a perfect example of The Disgusting Yankee" I have heard so much about

BamaFanNGa
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BamaFanNGa 01/17/09 - 12:28 am
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Love it Vermonter. Thanks

Love it Vermonter. Thanks

MtnMan
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MtnMan 01/17/09 - 12:32 am
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......and the same goes for

......and the same goes for you BAMAFANNGA Alabama doesnt' want you either....

BamaFanNGa
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BamaFanNGa 01/17/09 - 12:33 am
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MtnMan your history is a

MtnMan your history is a little tainted. Did you forget about the Seminole Wars, and all of the other Indian Wars. What did the Union do to the vanquished in those cases?

SandyK2005
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SandyK2005 01/17/09 - 03:25 am
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"Since The Confederency is a

"Since The Confederency is a MAJOR part of our history" ---- So was the "Trail of Tears". Where's the Cherokee and Creek Remembrance Month? What was done to them was no different than was done to the Jews by Nazis (and even more horrific, because they didn't even ride in boxcars to their destination, they WALKED). There's a lot of things to "celebrate" in GA about it's history, and some to remind us "never again", too.

gamc30909
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gamc30909 01/17/09 - 05:24 am
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SandyK the demographics did

SandyK the demographics did not carry Obama in Ga so screw the demographics

owensjef2
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owensjef2 01/17/09 - 05:27 am
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What da!

What da!

gamc30909
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gamc30909 01/17/09 - 05:27 am
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Tujeez you crack azz you are

Tujeez you crack azz you are free from slavery but if you want to change it I will buy you.

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 01/17/09 - 06:17 am
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gamc30909, You couldn't

gamc30909, You couldn't afford me, I'm high maintenance. My massa wipes my azz with Ben Franklin's. For the right price, I could improve your brood stock with a sperm donation though.

GGpap
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GGpap 01/17/09 - 06:47 am
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Sandy2005, your comment on

Sandy2005, your comment on 2:25 a.m. is certainly worthy, but, if you will, please reread the comment by MtnMan on 11:24. It is equally well worth consideration on this issue. And Tujeez, your comment at 4:27 a.m. tells me that your sperm would only improve the status of the slugs that exist beneath the putrid soil of a swamp. Finally, WHYNOTPRAYER, your comment at 10:32 p.m., WELL fits your sign in name. GGpap.

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 01/17/09 - 07:07 am
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GGpap, Where did you see a

GGpap, Where did you see a 4:27 post by me?

GGpap
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GGpap 01/17/09 - 07:37 am
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Tujeez, beg your pardon, I

Tujeez, beg your pardon, I was referring to your post at 5:17 a.m. Fairly gross to me, Sir. GGpap.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/17/09 - 07:58 am
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Yeah, when I was overseas in

Yeah, when I was overseas in the Army and they called me a yankee, that hurt like hell. I could take anything but that.

TechLover
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TechLover 01/17/09 - 08:09 am
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The Civil War is taught in

The Civil War is taught in American History classes. We should have an entire month to study 4 out of 402 years of history? When you get to college(if some of these posters have actually been to college), you can take electives to study specific areas of history. I had The South Prior to Reconstruction, THe South Since Reconconstruction, Hitler and Nazi Germany, The French Revolution, The History of China, and American Economic History as some of my electives. There is not space in elementary, middle, or high schools for this type of specificity.

MtnMan
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MtnMan 01/17/09 - 08:13 am
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BAMAFANNGA Whose talking

BAMAFANNGA Whose talking about the Seminoles? That is another subject altogether. Being a native of Florida that was taught to me in Florida History.

MtnMan
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MtnMan 01/17/09 - 08:13 am
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BAMAFANNGA Whose talking

BAMAFANNGA Whose talking about the Seminoles? That is another subject altogether. Being a native of Florida that was taught to me in Florida History.

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 01/17/09 - 09:35 am
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GGpap, Begging your pardon

GGpap, Begging your pardon sir. I thought it was a fitting response to being called a "crack azz" and being offered to be bought as a slave.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/17/09 - 09:53 am
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The Civil War that is taught

The Civil War that is taught in schools is taught from the Northern point of view. I never heard of the Southern point of view until I moved to GA. The reason why it is so important is that we are still feeling the effects of it today- it totally changed the role of the Federal Government in governing the nation. A specific example is how the Federal Government now holds states hostage with Federal highway funds. "If you don't/do pass that legislation, we will take away your highway funds"- that would be the same highway funds that WE pay for with our taxes.

TechLover
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TechLover 01/17/09 - 10:02 am
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To the victor go the spoils.

To the victor go the spoils. THe southern states (Except I think NC) receive more back in federal taxes than they pay in.

owensjef2
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owensjef2 01/17/09 - 10:04 am
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I came to the United States

I came to the United States to be a part of it, not to fight against it!"

mommie2
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mommie2 01/17/09 - 10:05 am
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History is freaking history.

History is freaking history. All history should be taught year round and be completely unbiased. Get rid of all these months dedicated to certain groups and just tell it like it freaking is!

ITDoc
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ITDoc 01/17/09 - 10:09 am
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Black History Month opened

Black History Month opened this door, the Confederate Month should be permitted to stroll right through it. Oh I forgot, the Conferderate patrons aren't a protected minority group.

TechLover
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TechLover 01/17/09 - 10:27 am
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The confederate patrons died

The confederate patrons died long ago. The last undisputed and verfiable Confederate veterans died in the early 1950's. It's hard for them to be a protected minority goup when all of them are dead. I do believe,however, there are quite a few blacks still living. Since many history classes glossed over the accomplishments of blacks,(other than maybe George Washington Carver or MLK,Jr,) I can see how a black history month is needed. When and if black accomplishments are included equally in regular history classes, then maybe it will no longer be necessary.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 01/17/09 - 10:46 am
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"When and if black

"When and if black accomplishments are included equally in regular history classes, then maybe it will no longer be necessary." -- Valid point. I remember learning little about famous blacks in history.

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 01/17/09 - 10:49 am
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You folks should at least

You folks should at least read the TRUTH about the Civil War. There were MANY more issues other than slavery. The MAIN reason for the war was economics.

TechLover
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TechLover 01/17/09 - 10:57 am
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And the economics of the

And the economics of the south was based on slavery.

sprintman
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sprintman 01/17/09 - 11:08 am
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Is ts a coincidence people

Is ts a coincidence people like mtnman and other's who always have something to say about race. Get really defensive when somebody talks about confederate history and things like this. They loved to say stupid tihngs about race. But oh no don't say anything about my southern heritage and confederate month.

mable8
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mable8 01/17/09 - 11:51 am
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I think it's a great idea and

I think it's a great idea and hope the bill passes. History has been distorted to appease some folks; this is a great chance to rectify this. As for the poster who says "Uh, I don't see...black slaves," do remember, MANY BLACKS OWNED SLAVES AS WELL, or is that just your slective historical content creeping in? As I said, there does need to be a Confederate History Month because the Civil War was not about slavery at all; it was fought to resolve the industrial/agrarian issue that was not settled in the Revolutionary aftermath. By the way, I learned that from a really terrific Black professor!

disssman
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disssman 01/17/09 - 12:01 pm
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Why would we celebaate a

Why would we celebaate a losing idea? Isn't that like celebrating Nazi Germany?

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