Heritage Victim Mentality: The Sons of Confederate Veterans cry us a river...
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"LEXINGTON, Va. (WSET) - The Sons of Confederate Veterans is upset that Lexington granted a parade route to a different organization.
According to a release sent by the SCV, the city council approved a request for CARE to hold a parade at the same time and place as their traditional Annual Lee-Jackson Day events hosted by the organization.
A statement from the SCV reads in part:
"It is no secret that some members of the council, the outgoing mayor who forced through the vote, and the college elites have great disdain for the traditional values and views of the native community who still commemorate their Confederate history. These elitists have worked tirelessly to intimidate local venues in an attempt to disrupt the SCV's commemoration of the lives of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson in their final home and resting place."
Officials say the action is an "attempt to silence the viewpoints of those they disagree with." They say the SCV believes in freedom of expression, but not when it impedes in the expression of others."
Restoring the honor!