Confederate group barred from Ohio parade

May 15, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Plain Dealer

IRONTON, Ohio - A group of Confederate Army descendants is upset its members can't march in an Ohio Memorial Day parade dating back to a few years after the Civil War.

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R U kidding me

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May 15, 2009
 
Ironton is perhaps one of the biggest red neck areas that I have ever lived in. I would think that the Confederacy would be more welcome here than in other areas. Wasnt Memorial Day orginally a holiday to honor Confederate Soldiers?
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Memorial Day is a holiday that celebrates all veterans, but it was started to celebrate the lives of our Civil War vets from the North and the South.

Piersen is an intolerant fool. We need him off the parade committee now!
The answer

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May 15, 2009
 
That whole parade committee needs to go.
Gee Whiz

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May 17, 2009
 
Get educated. Pierson as you call him is my uncle and as he says there is only one flag and that is the American flag. Get over it!
brother jay

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They just want more ignorant welfare skank trash to come down there if they have the confederate flag around in the parade. Ironton is a racist town anyways.
Same old jackasses

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Jun 15, 2009
 
Jim and connie adkins-hate all non-white people. I wont even mention what I witnessed Jim saying about black people. Guess who their bff's are? The Piersons. I have watched them for years appoint and annoint their buddys..its time for a change-15 years ago.
Red Clay

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Aug 6, 2009
 
Gee Whiz wrote:
Get educated. Pierson as you call him is my uncle and as he says there is only one flag and that is the American flag. Get over it!
There are many American Flags, so I guess you and your uncle really mean to say the US Flag. If that is the case then I quess all other flags are banned as well. No Ohio flag, no VFW flag,no Cub Scout flag etc.. Not the case? then you are hypocrites.

The Government of the US stipulates by law that Confederate Soldiers were American soldiers. The VA still supplies markers for their graves with CSA on them. Good enough for the US government but not good enough for Pierson?

I forgot, diversity and inclusision are one way streets.Let them march-be a good American and respect the rights on viewpoints of all.
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Oct 21, 2012
 
brother jay wrote:
They just want more ignorant welfare skank trash to come down there if they have the confederate flag around in the parade. Ironton is a racist town anyways.
Might as well allow them to march! No different than allowing these killer cops!
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Oct 21, 2012
 
Same old jackasses wrote:
Jim and connie adkins-hate all non-white people. I wont even mention what I witnessed Jim saying about black people. Guess who their bff's are? The Piersons. I have watched them for years appoint and annoint their buddys..its time for a change-15 years ago.
Do you really know Jim and Connie Adkins ? I dont think so..I dont believe for a minute that he said something about black people. They have many friends and some are black people. Get your story right..before you say such stuff ! There is no hate from them !
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Oct 21, 2012
 
And if every one wants a change...then you got it ! Now they dont go by the rules. They have had people ...Grand Marshal...that does not live in Lawrence County..as the rules says. So when Ironton does not have a parade anymore...we know who we can blame !! So be it !!
general grant

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Oct 22, 2012
 
buncha hillbilly traitors not marchin in my parade
GimmeAbreak

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Edmund Burke (1729-1797) statement, "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." Burke was a British Statesman and Philosopher.

The civil war INCLUDING the Confederacy, is as much a part of our history as the Emancipation Proclamation. Some of the southern young men that fought for the Confederacy in Civil war were not supporters of slavery so to speak, but opponents of what they believed to be an oppressive government. Much as we did in earning our independence from the British.

I do not really agree with BillyBob or whomever wearing a confederate flag on his tee-shirt,etc. Just states to me,that he is possibly a narrow minded racist. And this apparel is offensive to certain ethnic groups,who's feelings should be taken into consideration. But on the other hand, they may not be racist, but instead do it as a symbol of rebellion (without actually being rebellious)...to what they perceive to be a oppressive current government. So it's too easy to profile, too easy for some to tell others what is right and wrong. BillyBob should be allowed to wear his shirt where he damn well pleases.

So, certain people that contributed to the parade by marching and representing a part of our history , although a controversial part, should not even be an issue. It serves as a reminder of what was, and hopefully will never be again.
general grant

Portsmouth, OH

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Oct 23, 2012
 
all traitors hang em

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