I am thankful to be the descendant of multiple Confederate Soldiers. I have been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) since the late 1980s.
While I am currently not a member of a local camp, I have maintained my membership in Headquarters Camp throughout the years.
When I was a member of a local camp, my advocacy for secession was not well received. That’s rather interesting when you think upon it, for the SCV claims to be honoring our ancestors, who not only advocated for secession, but who also valiantly fought against a tyrannical government in striving to secure it.
There is a very real cognitive dissonance within the SCV. The vast majority of local camps continue to recite the “Pledge of Allegiance” to the US flag as part of their meetings. The Pledge was written by a South hating, Socialist, yankee, who hated the South. There is much within it that is objectionable, but to recite “one nation . . . indivisible” is like taking a sharp stick and poking it in the eye of our Confederate ancestor. Our ancestors, after all, fought to break themselves away from that supposedly “indivisible nation.” Were they wrong? [See
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