Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A history lesson for the Maryville BOE

In a curious twist an African American man, suspended from the NAACP, will carry the confederate flag from Johnson City to Maryville to protest the June 13 decision by the Maryville BOE to the ban the Rebel Flag.

Using Dave Shearon's favorite quote, Mr. H. K. Edgerton says:

``It's like it was scripted,'' Edgerton said in the release. ``A school board bans Confederate symbols. The students or parents get in touch with us. We point out to the schools that they are violating the students' rights. Sometimes the school board listens; sometimes it doesn't. If it doesn't listen, we go to court.''

Edgerton claimed his group ``very often'' wins in court.

``You'd think they'd pay attention after awhile. But then, I'm reminded of a quote from Mark Twain: `In the first place God created idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.''' From the Maryville Daily Times

Oh, and fair warning--Mr. Edgerton's web site, the Southern Legal Resource Center, will play Dixie over your computer speakers.

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