You ever met that northern that comes down to the South, sees the way things are done and says, “you’re doing it wrong. This is the way we do it up north.” Well meet John Flannery who is a product of public education and its history. He comes to practice law here. Why, no one knows. Being as how he is so ignorant on issues and history, I feel he’s a very poor lawyer, concocting boogeymen to get his criminal clients freed by political correctness. I liken people like this to sleazy ambulance chasers trying to make a name. It appears that Yankee John is also trying to make a name for himself.
What troubles him about the statue is its representation: in his mind it represents “slavery, dis-Union (sorry, I’m not familiar with that term) and illegal secession”. His words. Now I’m sure, back home in New York, there was no statue or monument in front of the courthouse because it would have been stolen and sold for scrap. But if Yankee John had done ANY research, he would find those type statues all over the US at courthouses. And I’m sure too those monuments offend some lower class of uneducated idiots also. Didn’t use to but now it does. Funny how that works.
Slavery, bigotry and racism is the new boogeyman, enhanced by other Yankee lunatics that are in the government. Matter of fact, what has been decreased over 150 years has now been ramped up to levels prior to the War of Northern Aggression. Yes, that is what started the war. Invasion by the US government into the South after Southern states declared their independence from the north. And that statue commemerates those brave men who fought for their home, their state and their Southern way of living. No “illegal secession” there.
Sleazy, inept lawyers usually look for a way to get easy cash and notoriety because they are second rate hacks, lazy and without integrity. Don’t know if that is the case here but I will leave you with Paladin and his “take” on the issue.