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This is from the folks at Indigo Journal. I did a search, and I don't think it's on this site. And it needs to be.

General David Poythress is  a Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia. He has this to say about the recent outbreak of politicians-mainly southern and Republican-who are fueling talk of their states seceding from the US:

The text is below the fold.

Text from the video:

For years, Georgia’s 8th Grade students read in their history books about our state’s decision to secede from the United States back in 1861. Today, our students need only look at a daily newspaper to see that talk of secession isn’t just a thing of the past. In fact, four of the six Republican candidates said they would support Georgia seceding from the United States of America. This is outrageous.

This is absolutely disgraceful—it’s a slap in the face to every patriotic American, to anybody who has served under the American flag and to those brave Georgians who have fought and died for our country in Iraq…

What really offends me the most, is that none of these Republican secession candidates ever wore, for a single day, the uniform of our country, carried a weapon, or heard a shot fired in anger. Not ONE ever put their life on the line to protect our freedoms and liberty.

But they recklessly call for secession from America. They would in effect, ban the American flag and end the pledge of allegiance. They would say to the world that when they don't get their way, they quit.

That’s just childish. That’s cowardice, not leadership… Real leadership means we work toward common sense solutions to protect American values, not just quit our country because we don’t agree with other Americans… United We Stand. Divided We Fall… Know this: when I'm the Governor of Georgia, I won't cut and run from America...  When I say the Pledge of Allegiance, I mean it.

Thus far, the video only has 2,500 hits. It deserves more... a lot more.

PS, I don't know much else about the General. This is not about promoting his candidacy, but to make note of a very important and timely message.

Originally posted to EarthTone on Fri Jun 19, 2009 at 05:18 AM PDT.

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