The Sons of Confederate Veterans is appealing a ruling by a Federal judge which supported a decision by the scalawag and carpetbag local government of Lexington, Virginia that effectively bans the traditional display of the most recognisable symbol of the Southern people and culture. Sadly, this appeal will be made to another Federal court. Once again the Feds will dictate policy to Southerners. HamptonRoads.com has a report from the Associated Press:
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is appealing the dismissal of its lawsuit challenging Lexington’s decision to banish the Confederate flag and other banners from city light poles.
Attorneys for the Rutherford Institute signaled their appeal Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. The civil rights group is appealing to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.
A judge in Roanoke concluded last month that Lexington officials did not violate the group’s free speech rights when it limited the flying of flags on city light poles to flags representing the state, the nation [sic] and the city.
The Rutherford Institute’s John Whitehead contends, however, that the city’s actions amount to “viewpoint discrimination.” Attorneys for the so-called Southern heritage group are preparing legal briefs for the filing in the 4th Circuit.
Notice how the United States, a vast multi-national empire, is referred to as ‘the nation.’ Also notice how the Rutherford Institute is described as a ‘so-called Southern heritage group.’ Would the media ever refer to the NAAPC, ADL or SPLC as ‘so-called civil rights’ groups? Of course not. The anti-Southern media bias here is quite obvious.
Also see: Lexington says no Confederate flag flown on holiday; Lee-Jackson Day in Lexington, VA; Lexington to decide on Confederate flag controversy; Rally to save our flags in Lexington; Photos from Save Our Flag Rally in Lexington