PROTECT, PRESERVE & RESPECT OUR SOLDIERS & HEROES MEMORIALS IN LAKELAND
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Mayor Wiggs & City Commissioners - You will soon have a tough decision!!
The undersigned are GOING ON RECORD ON WHAT WE EXPECT:
BE COURAGEOUS AND PROTECT, PRESERVE & RESPECT OUR SOLDIERS & HEROES MEMORIAL INCLUDING OUR MUNN PARK HISTORICAL CONFEDERATE SOLDIER MEMORIAL
A: Will you ransom our Confederate Veteran War Memorial in the hope of 'keeping the peace" with left wing radicals who are using them around the Country in a perverse attack in America and her history?
B: Will you STAND STRONG and just say: "NO! - Our History and Civilization is not going to be vandalized by marauding thugs through threats and intimidation".
We're asking you to send the marauding thugs with their torches and pitchforks down the highway to the next 'village'....or better yet...shut them down in our Great State - by asking State Officials to do the same.
Let's stand united and say "Our Memorials to Soldiers and Heros" are "OFF LIMITS" here! We view them as "Cenotaphs" and should be cherished as are graves of our fallen defenders...like Officer Matt Willians, Crispen and, of course DiOgi.
Mr. Mayor and Commissioners, we believe showing any weakness (put up a plaque, 'let's have a discussion', etc.) puts out a welcome mat inviting the marauding thugs into our town to tell US what to do. If those who want to take the monument down have so much support, let them follow the democratic process...a ballot referendum petition, or make it a campaign issue in an upcoming election.
Let's stand strong , Lakeland! Let's not let any inanimate object (statue, street name), especially a memorial to War Veterans, become a political football.
Please Amend Our Charter to include protection for "SOLDIERS AND HEROES" Memorials THIS YEAR.
What we are seeing in other communities is that our 'peace' is being ransomed for the price of destruction of War memorials. The demand: "destroy/remove the monument and maybe we won't burn down your town." Ask Commissioner DeSabatino in Manatee County about that. She described the events leading up to the Memorial's destruction in Manatee County as the "weaponizing" of the Veteran's memorial.
Studies have been done on WHO is calling for this destruction of our Florida history. They are bad hombres: ANTI-FA (Facists), the Socialist Democratic Party, Black Lives Matter, the Maoist Collective, the "Occupy" movement, the Socialist/Marxists - camoflauged by some well meaning citizens.
Please don't barter an inanimate "rock" for 'so called' "Peace" by capitulating to their demands to take down our war memorial.
HANDS OFF OUR MEMORIALS!
A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO YOU:
We care about you and thank you for your service and want you to be safe. Contact law Enforcement and ask for an investigation if you feel in ANY way threatened. These are some bad hombres.
Lakeland has been targeted for a sequel the "Charleston" and its remake "Charlottesville".
The Plot: Death of an innocent victim, blame an inanimate object, remove the inanimate object and any "lookalikes" to prevent a "Ferguson" riot in your town.
The same movie is playing Bradenton and we're seeing previews in other Florida communities. But we have the chance to re-write the script in Lakeland.
The Extreme Left including "Occupy", the Uhuru Movement, the New Black Panther Party, and other borderline and/or identified domestic terrorist organizations like Anti-Fa and Black Lives Matter have been successful using civil disobedience, bullying and in Hollywood, FL, Tampa and Manatee County to coerce government officials to eradicate historical veterans memorials from public view.
We all know it's NOT about a Confederate Monument...that's just an easy target. Christopher Columbus, Washington, Jefferson, have all been targeted - and if we cave in to terrorists - they will be back for something else next. They are just 'tokens - trophies" in the Culture war.
The announced next targets of these radicals is the WWI Memorial in New Orleans and Walton County, the city name "Jacksonville' and the memorial to Andrew Jackson there.
Using #fakeracism to divide us along color lines - they trump up "white guilt' and "American Shame" and exploit well-meaning black Americans as pawns in their culture war.
Their attacks are divisive and hurtful to many, especially for these who's family members are remembered in these memorials. They are also hurtful to family and friends of those who attended or worked at the targeted schools.
And because these are attacks on American Veterans, our history and Western Civilization, polls show most Floridians find the attacks offensive as well. They realize that blaming a veteran for an unpopular war is a slippery slope and that all wars are offensive to someone. And history has its 'wart's but it should be remembered out in public - warts and all - not relegated to obscurity in an antique book store or a museum no one goes to.
But these hate groups are INTOLERANT of ANY views but theirs ...everything they label offensive has GOT TO GO!
Let's not feed on resentments about the past - let's 'honor it' and build a better Lakeland today, learning from History's lessons.
Together we can stand up to the hate of our history, and our families.
-Together we can
-Save Southern Heritage - FL
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.
SSH FL does not condone racism and as such we do not support any group or person that does. We respect the rights and privileges of all as bestowed on them by their creator and expect those in our association to respect and treat others as they themselves would wish to be treated.
The Florida branch was activated in mid-January 2016, in response to three initiatives in the Florida Legislature that are part of a hate campaign led by Anti-American extremists, who refuse to respect the various cultures that make up the fabric of Florida’s society. Since that time, it has grown in membership and has been active in Heritage battles throughout Florida including the “We’ll Remember in November Campaign” that resulted in #heritagehater candidates loosing elections in Florida and defending the Confederate Veteran War Memorial in downtown Tampa and the citizens in Hollywood whose civil liberties were stolen by Black Lives Matter & Co.
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