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Under cloak of darkness an unqualified contractor damaged the beautiful sculpture that was erected by the Judah P. Benjamin Chapter  of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

This was after what many believe was a inappropriate vote by the County Commission, caving in to pressure from a marauding band of domestic terrorists including Black Lives Matter and what several commissioners viewed as threats from Commissioner Smith, who had led the march the previous night.  

The entire incident is scandalous and unacceptable!  The Commission must immediately do the right thing and fix the War Memorial and re-erect it.  

If they don't the entire world knows that a band of terrorists can hold elected officials hostage until they get their way.  

Commissioner Benac, Commissioner Smith and County Administrator Ed Hunzaker all must RESIGN for these unspeakable act of Historical Vandalism, Assault on Civil Liberties and subversion of the Democratic process.


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SAVE SOUTHERN HERITAGE Inc. is a 501 c (4) public welfare corporation that educates & advocates on behalf of Southern Heritage & History. It was started in 2015 in response to the knee-jerk Anti-Southern institutionalized bullying and Erase-ism levied against the people of South Carolina by Governor Nikki Haley, after she broke all previous agreements about how South Carolina's historical veterans and their symbols should be treated and respected.

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