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Old 02-11-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I know some of you will have a problem with me writing this because I am bringing up something negative about MS, but, it made the news and I am interested in what you guys opinions are.

Is the State of MS Considering a License Plate to Honor KKK Leader? - Roanoke Christian Family | Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/christian-family-in-roanoke/is-the-state-of-ms-considering-a-license-plate-to-honor-kkk-leader - broken link)

Personally, I think it is just stupid. I mean. Why would you want to target yourself like that. I have no problem with honoring "war heroes" , but a former leader of the KKK on a state License plates. Really??

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Old 02-11-2011, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
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NBF was not the founder of the first era Klan. The men who founded the original Klan were...

Capt. John C. Lester
Maj. James.R. Crowe
Adj. Calvin Jones
Capt. John B. Kennedy
Frank O. McCord
Richard Reed
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:44 PM
 
Location: 60630
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NBF was not the founder of the first era Klan. The men who founded the original Klan were...

Capt. John C. Lester
Maj. James.R. Crowe
Adj. Calvin Jones
Capt. John B. Kennedy
Frank O. McCord
Richard Reed
Ok, you know your stuff. Im going to edit my mistake.
I still want to know your opinion?
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
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I'm half and half on the subject really.

Like so many men of the privileged class back then Forrest's actions can sometimes be judged as complicated. Just a quick Google search of his history will reveal this. Ultimately, whatever way the argument swings it always gets ugly.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: 60630
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I'm half and half on the subject really.

Like so many men of the privileged class back then Forrest's actions can sometimes be judged as complicated. Just a quick Google search of his history will reveal this. Ultimately, whatever way the argument swings it always gets ugly.

I mean, I know times were different back then. And I am not saying or comparing him with today's KKK leaders.
However, I think it would be extremely disrespectful to a large part of MS population. Maybe I am too sensitive.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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However, I think it would be extremely disrespectful to a large part of MS population. Maybe I am too sensitive.
You're not too sensitive. It's an embarrassment to our state. Just another in a long line of mistakes. And in the end, it costs Mississippi financially. And it perpetuates the stereotype of Mississippians being ignorant, backwards, and racially intolerant.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I know some of you will have a problem with me writing this because I am bringing up something negative about MS, but, it made the news and I am interested in what you guys opinions are.

Is the State of MS Considering a License Plate to Honor KKK Leader? - Roanoke Christian Family | Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/christian-family-in-roanoke/is-the-state-of-ms-considering-a-license-plate-to-honor-kkk-leader - broken link)

Personally, I think it is just stupid. I mean. Why would you want to target yourself like that. I have no problem with honoring "war heroes" , but a former leader of the KKK on a state License plates. Really??
Personally, I don't have a problem with people bringing up negatives about Mississippi if they are well informed and factually correct. (Randy's post stating that 60% of the population of Mississippi being morally and ethically void would be incorrect, thus I had a problem with it).

This is just insane. Why would they put that on a license plate?
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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Why not liberal feminists positively revere margaret sanger.

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Old 02-12-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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KKK leader might be honerd on MS-licence plate....

Dang......shows what I know!!! I would have suspected this type of thing from Alabama, but, I thought Mississippi had more class. OOPS, My Bad!!!! (complete with mis-spelling ----"honerd"????)
As my grandaddy taught me years ago "only cowards and thieves hide their faces, honest men have no need."

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Old 02-12-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Forrest was a Confederate General, they are emmulating his years in Confederate service on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. They are also putting Lee and such on other plates.

But just for info here, Forrest was never a founder of the Klan, one of the first real leaders of it yes, but he was the one who also disbanded it (the First of the two Klans).
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