By Hunter Wallace
When I saw this on the Sons of Confederate Veterans Facebook page, it reminded me of what my friend Michael Cushman was saying the other day:
As recently as June 13, Gov. Bill Haslam signed a proclamation to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest Day on July 13. Dylann Roof’s shooting spree in Charleston happened four days later on June 17. So, the man whose statue is to be torn down in Memphis and his grave violated was thought to be worthy of public celebration for decades in Tennessee, and was considered a “worthy observance” by the governor less than a month ago.
Note: The rally in Memphis in Forrest Park is still on for tomorrow at 2 PM. I will tell you tomorrow after it is over why I had to remove James Edwards’ call to action.