University mascots are part of heritage? Seriously?
So what is it about religion that should be preserved? Why, that's the first thing:
The State of Mississippi hereby acknowledges the fact of her identity as a principally Christian and quintessentially Southern state, in terms of the majority of her population, character, culture, history, and heritage, from 1817 to the present; accordingly, the Holy Bible is acknowledged as a foremost source of her founding principles, inspiration, and virtues; and, accordingly, prayer is acknowledged as a respected, meaningful, and valuable custom of her citizens. The acknowledgments hereby secured shall not be construed to transgress either the national or the state Constitution’s Bill of Rights.Wonder why the identity of slavery so prominent in the secessionist declaration of your Confederate state does not figure in this heritage.
Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world.Or is that covered by the Ham thing in the Bible? Wait, you do have this, so I stand corrected:
It tramples the original equality of the South under foot.
It advocates negro equality, socially and politically, and promotes insurrection and incendiarism in our midst.
The month of April shall be “Confederate Heritage Month” in the State of Mississippi, annually proclaimed by the Governor and declared by the Secretary of State. Annually throughout the month of April, all primary and secondary public schools in the state shall acknowledge “Confederate Heritage Month” and include within the curriculum appropriate information about Mississippi’s Confederate history, heritage, achievements, and prominent people, including Mississippi’s African American and Native American veterans.See, they want to recognize the contribution of the African Americans to the Confederacy.
So when will the mainstream media look into this local control of regulations being a good thing?