Federal lawsuit filed to block demolition of 109 year old Confederate "Reconciliation Memorial" in Arlington National Cemetery
Additional suit to follow
Numerous alleged violations of law and overreach by DOD
Monument demolition and other recommendations of the political naming commission will cost taxpayers over $100 million dollars and do permanent damage to our military
You can already see it in the recruiting crisis
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Make Woke ignorance DIE at Arlington National Cemetery
[Publisher's Note, by Gene Kizer, Jr. - Below is a press release from Defend Arlington about their federal lawsuit filed February 16, 2023 in Washington, DC to prevent the demolition of the magnificent 109 year old Confederate "Reconciliation Memorial" in Arlington National Cemetery.
A video press conference will be held Monday, February 19, 2023 at 9 a.m. that will be recorded and made available on YouTube. I will send out information and the link as soon as it is available Monday.
Below are two exciting press releases, one by Defend Arlington, and the other by the Southern Legal Resource Center. Scroll down past both for several important links including Defend Arlington's 385 page flip-book PDF of outstanding scholarly white papers. You can also download them individually.
If you are fed up with the destruction of century old monuments and the falsification of history then stand up and fight. Contribute to our legal defense fund and WE WILL WIN in Arlington National Cemetery.
This is the hill to die on.]
From Defend Arlington
(FOR SOCIAL MEDIA)
ARLINGTON LAWSUIT FILED
16 FEB 2023
Washington, DC – A federal lawsuit was filed today in a Washington DC District Court to block removal and/or demolition of the Confederate "Reconciliation Memorial” in Arlington National Cemetery.
The suit alleges numerous claims of overreach by the Department of Defense in its implementation of the 2021 Armed Services Appropriation Act, particularly as it relates to the Naming Commission’s recommendation to remove the Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Plaintiffs include Defend Arlington, HK Edgerton and others who were injured by the Department of Defense’s adoption of the Naming Commission’s recommendations.
A video press conference will be held on Monday, February 19th at 9 am Eastern for members of the Media where copies of the complaint will be provided, statements will be made by counsel, and plaintiffs and questions will be answered.
Media members who wish to receive details can send an email to email@example.com.
From Southern Legal Resource Center
Arlington Lawsuit Filed
16 FEB - Citing numerous statutory violations Save Southern Heritage Florida and Defend Arlington have filed a federal lawsuit in a Washington DC District Court today to block removal or demolition of the Confederate "Reconciliation Monument" in Arlington National Cemetery.
The culmination of months of lobbying, historical & legal research and planning, the lawsuit names the DoD, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and 2 other federal officials illegally with attempting to remove or demolish the Confederate "Reconciliation" Monument in Arlington National Cemetery based on NOV 2022 recommendations made by the Congressional "Naming" Commission.
The lawsuit charges the federal officials with violation of the Administrative Procedures Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act for decision making that was arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law.
The lawsuit was filed by Attorney Karen C. Bennett of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP of Washington DC.
Individual Plaintiffs include Archivist Teresa Roane, HK Edgerton, Richard Moomaw (whose G-G-G-Uncle is buried in the Confederate section of Arlington) and retired US Army Historian Lt Col Edwin Kennedy (USA-ret).
The SLRC has been assisting with legal research and litigation efforts for the last 5 months, last week spent interviewing witnesses and assisting with and finalizing affidavits for the lawsuit.
A 2nd lawsuit, to be filed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, is expected soon.
Your immediate help to the SLRC will allow us to continue to actively assist in the Arlington lawsuit! . . .
Now That We Have Filed
Now that we have filed, the tendency of GOP elected officials will be to slack off "and let the legal process takes its course."
We need to redouble our efforts to call our congressmen and members of the House Armed Services Committee to demand that not one penny of tax money go to implementing the Naming Commission's odious recommendations, especially the removal of the Confederate Monument in Arlington National Cemetery. The lawsuit is the lawyers' job, the political side is our supporters' job.
If one of these House Armed Services Committee members (below) is your congressman - CONTACT THEM ASAP - Demand that they deny funding to the Naming Commission plans, esp the removal of the Confederate "Reconciliation" Monument in Arlington National Cemetery! Please Share.
If your congressman is not listed, contact your representative and tell them to contact HASC Chairman Mike Rogers of Alabama and demand Naming Commission Recommendations be DEFUNDED!
US Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121
Most importantly, don't forget us! We need your support now more than ever! We are running the car at 80 mph and the tank is almost empty! We can win this! Send your most generous donation TODAY!
Southern GOP Members of the House Armed Services Committee:
Mike Rogers, Chairman (R-AL)
SOUTHERN GOP Subcommittee Chairmen for the 118th Congress:
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA), Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS), Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL)
Southern GOP members of the House Armed Services Committee for the 118th Congress:
Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL)
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)
Rep. Dale Strong (R-AL)
Rep. Morgan Luttrell (R-TX)
Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-VA)
Rep. Mark Alford (R-MO)
Rep. Cory Mills (R-FL)
Rep. Rich McCormick (R-GA)
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)
Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)
Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)
Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL)
Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX)
Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX)
[Other information on the Southern Legal Resource Center including address and donation link, below.]
Links to Important Resources
Hot off the press! Here is a link to the new 385 page PDF from Defend Arlington that flips pages as you read. It contains all the great scholarly white papers gathered up by Defend Arlington to make sure that Woke ignorance DIES at Arlington National Cemetery.
Here is a link to Defend Arlington's donation page that states:
CHIP IN FOR THE ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY MEMORIAL LITIGATION DEFENSE FUND
Here is a link to an informative nine minute video, "The Arlington Confederate Monument," produced by the Abbeville Institute.
Here is a link to the outstanding scholarly PDF white papers written for Defend Arlington. You can download them all with one click. Please share them far and wide, especially the letter from Defend Arlington's attorney, Karen C. Bennett, to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
Here is link to an excellent video refuting point by point a historically false Prager University video by Ty Seidule, who is on the naming commission. This one is produced by Bode Lang and entitled "The Civil War Was Not for Slavery."
Here is a link to an excellent video of a Georgia lady calling out Elizabeth Warren and her Massachusetts hypocrisy.
Here are important Southern Legal Resource Center links. SLRC mailing address is: Southern Legal Resource Center, 90 Church St., Black Mountain, NC 28711-3365.