Boone Hall Plantation has decided to cancel this year’s Living History Weekend out of sensitivity to the shooting massacre of nine worshipers at Emanuel AME in downtown Charleston.
“We decided to show honor and respect to the victims of the recent tragedy and give the community time to heal,” spokesperson Rick Benthall said. “It was a difficult decision as Boone Hall’s association with this event has been long standing, but one we made and think is best on behalf of Boone Hall and the Charleston community at this time.”
On June 17, nine people were shot to death by a gunman who opened fire on them after a bible study at Emanuel AME. The accused suspect faces murder charges and federal hate crime charges as well.
Shortly after the shooting images of the suspect holding a confederate battle flag appeared on the internet, along with a racially charged manifesto.
Weeks after the shooting, South Carolina lawmakers came together and voted to have the Confederate flag removed from Statehouse grounds in Columbia.
The Living History Weekend featured a re-enactment of the Battle of Secessionville, which was fought on James Island in 1862.
WOW! So not only have we taken the Confederate flag down from the Statehouse grounds in Columbia, but now liberals want to get rid of any real “hands-on” learning experiences for children and adults that would help in their understanding and knowledge of the Civil War and the battles fought there too? Unbelievable! Where does it end?
Isn’t it enough, that we already, in many states don’t teach enough or in some places, ANY geography or history in the elementary grade schools like we used to, that now we are eliminating reenactments? This is really sad. What will the liberals do next, remove the heads on Mount Rushmore? Stop the insanity!
The only reason liberals want to remove history, is so they can rewrite that history to please themselves.
Hey! Here’s a thought for all you liberals who don’t like Civil War Reenactments – Don’t go to them!
In addition, I will end with a little history from a great document called the Declaration of Independence –
“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
Written by Nancy Hayes
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