November 6, 2014 4:15 pm -

A proposed ballot measure by a Mississippi Heritage group would recognize Christianity as the state’s official religion and English as the state’s official language.

The initiative states that the 12-part measure would also establish “Confederate Heritage Month,” which would provide a curriculum base for school children to learn about “Mississippi’s Confederate history, heritage, achievements, and prominent people.”

[su_center_ad]The Clarion-Ledger reports, “The initiative has been endorsed by former Miss America and Mississippian Susan Akin, Mississippi author Julie Hawkins and former state Rep. Mark DuVall, who tried and failed to pass legislation while he was in office in 2011 that would have allowed the restoration of Colonel Reb as Ole Miss’ mascot.”

“We want to give Mississippians the voice they deserve regarding their heritage,” Arthur Randallson, director of the Magnolia State Heritage Campaign, said.”We believe people should get a chance vote on these important issues and preserve these elements of our heritage.”

Included in the initiative would be flying the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the Mississippi state capitol, mandating that the Mississippi state flag pledge of allegiance be recited after the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, and the mandatory broadcast of the song “Dixie” immediately following the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner” in public venues.

If the measure passes, the University of Mississippi’s on-field mascot would (again) become “Colonel Reb” and the song “Dixie” would be played by the university.

Or, they could just secede and be done with it. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

23 responses to Mississippi Group Proposes Measure For ‘Confederate Heritage Month’

  1. arc99 November 6th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    If you are proud of this heritage, you just might be a right winger.

    But not smarter than a 6th grader.

    Or a 1st grader

    A Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Union.
    It has grown until it denies the right of property in slaves, and refuses protection to that right on the high seas, in the Territories, and wherever the government of the United States had jurisdiction.

    It refuses the admission of new slave States into the Union, and seeks to extinguish it by confining it within its present limits, denying the power of expansion.

    It tramples the original equality of the South under foot.

    It has nullified the Fugitive Slave Law in almost every free State in the Union, and has utterly broken the compact which our fathers pledged their faith to maintain.

    It advocates negro equality, socially and politically, and promotes insurrection and incendiarism in our midst.

    It has enlisted its press, its pulpit and its schools against us, until the whole popular mind of the North is excited and inflamed with prejudice.

    It has made combinations and formed associations to carry out its schemes of emancipation in the States and wherever else slavery exists.

    • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      hey Susie ‘Q’
      where r u?

      it’s the POLICY
      not the color of their skin.

  2. arc99 November 6th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Note to those historical revisionists who tell us that the Civil War was not about slavery, please direct your attention to the Mississippi secession statement referenced below, especially the first f*cking line of the second sentence.

    “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-“

  3. Khary A November 6th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    There is only one outcome for those who glorify and support the actions of traitors.

  4. tracey marie November 6th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    the former teabagger chairman for the state of mississippi is behind this racist garbage

  5. Larry Schmitt November 6th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Confederate Heritage Month. Otherwise known as Let’s Celebrate the Right to Own Slaves.

  6. Larry Schmitt November 6th, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    These people always seem to forget that the confederacy was illegal, because secession was illegal, that’s why the Union went to war.

    • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      -and I thought it was because the confederates seized US Government Property and pointed loaded guns at Federal Troops?

    • fahvel November 7th, 2014 at 3:38 am

      some historians suggest that the war was a financial thing – the northern industrialists couldn’t afford to lose the southern market – the end of slavery was simply a back breaker and not some wondrous move by Lincoln. Remember, Lincoln thought of creating a state exclusively for the negro population in either central or northern s. america.

  7. Suzanne McFly November 6th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    They lost, wtf is wrong with these types? Who celebrates a loss? I also find it funny when repubs ask why we think the are prejudiced and they try to get people to take them seriously.

    • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      evidently aka ‘Q’ doesn’t find this post news worthy either.

  8. Larry Schmitt November 6th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    And some Germans want to preserve their Nazi heritage too. But Germany has seen fit to pass laws preventing that kind of revisionism.

    • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      probably because they don’t want another surge of Russian armed tourist littering up the streets of Berlin like the last time.

  9. tiredoftea November 6th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    “Included in the initiative would be flying the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the mandatory public slave auctions which will be held every Saturday of the Heritage Month. This does not condone this historical market, but is used to demonstrate to Mississippi students the free market nature of those auctions where all free men, white and colored, came together to celebrate their ability to buy and sell in an open market.”

    • Larry Schmitt November 6th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      A perfect demonstration of how to rewrite history to fit your point of view.

      • tiredoftea November 6th, 2014 at 6:05 pm


      • fahvel November 7th, 2014 at 3:35 am

        oh horse crap – winners and whiny losers have been writing history to suit themselves forever.

  10. whatthe46 November 6th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    these people are bat-shit insane. a black president has just caused them to fk’n lose it even more so than ever.

  11. R J November 6th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Southern History

    • Khary A November 7th, 2014 at 9:11 am

      that’s a true statement.

  12. bpollen November 6th, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    “Welcome to Tupelo Slavery Days! Cliven Bundy approved!”

  13. granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Will the US Navy get to sail up the Mississippi River to blow the hell out of the ‘defenders’ of Vicksburg again?

  14. red-diaper-baby 1942 November 7th, 2014 at 1:08 am

    And Germany should institute a Nazi remembrance holiday, celebrating the achievements of the years 1933-1945.
    I’ve been given two explanations of what happened during the Nazi era:
    1) Hitler had good intentions for Germany and didn’t know about what his wicked subordinates were doing;
    2) Hitler had the right idea, and it’s a shame that he wasn’t allowed to complete his program. Britain and America should have joined in with Germany, Hitler was fighting for their interests too.
    These ideas were offered, as far as I could see, in all sincerity. Exactly like these neo-Confederates,.who apparently actually believe the pernicious nonsense they’re spewing.