Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sons of the Confederate Veterans Chief of Heritage Defense sees Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Ruling as a result of the defeat of the Confederacy

In the March/April 2013 issue of Confederate Veteran (CV), official publication of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), on pages 10-11, is a column, "Forward the Colors" by Gene Hogan, Chief of Heritage Defense for the SCV.

After criticizing the Emancipation Proclamation, Hogan states:

Well, if the proclamation was no law at all, Roe V. Wade was the striking down of legitimate Texas state law by the US Supreme Court. Since when did the Federal government get to nullify state law? That is a rhetorical question, but I guess the answer would have to be April 9, 1865 ... the day much of what our Founding Fathers fought to build began to be disassembled. (Ellipse in the original.) [
So the defeat of the Confederacy is what led to Roe v. Wade.

This assertion is part of a larger complaint about the evangelical movement for equating the Christian abolitionist movement against slavery as being the same as the Christian movement against abortion.

This is what Confederate heritage has been all about, a political agenda. Now with the SCV it is coming to the surface where it is plainly visible.

Now everyone has a right to a political opinion, and this blogger is not going to take any position on the issue of abortion, and people have their right to have opinions for and against it.

The point I am making here is that the SCV is not an apolitical organization for the purpose of just historical remembrance. It is a political, or more specifically, a ideological organization with an agenda that encompasses much more than historical remembrance. Of course historical remembrance is often intertwined with a political agenda. With this blog posting I am identifying what the SCV actually is. Not a group devoted to sentimental remembrance.

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