Seeing both sides of the issues

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has issued an order recognizing April as Confederate History Month, saying that it’s important “to understand the sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War.” McDonnell’s most recent order of this type recognized Christian Heritage Week.
April’s Confederate History Month recognition is at least the fourth proclamation McDonnell has issued since his inauguration in January, according to the governor’s Web site. The previous proclamation recognized March 7-13, 2010 as Christian Heritage Week and quoted Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Patrick Henry, George Mason citing religion or Jesus in comments. “These, and many other truly great men and women of America, giants in the structuring of American history, were statesmen of the highest caliber and integrity who did not hesitate to express their religious convictions, principles and faith,“ it states, before calling upon a special designation for the week.
With critical thinking, good common sense and an appreciation of the meanings of the XIV Amendment, all we want to know is what does Governor Mc Donnell have planned for say – all of 2011? A person with these kinds of common sense respect for our Nation is definitely capable of running it. McDonnell’s proclamation comes in advance of an upcoming anniversary — it was on April 17, 1861 that Virginia seceded from the union.
Other states that recognize Confederate History Month: Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, and Texas. McDonnell made today’s announcement in advance of next week’s 149th anniversary of Virginia’s secession from the Union.
 
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