Remembering Those Who Fought for Southern Independence
On April 27th and 28th, Landmark Baptist Church and Free Florida First will jointly mark Confederate Memorial Day 2019.
According to Florida Statutes, Confederate Memorial Day is a recognized legal holiday:
You will find an online invitation and details of our events here:
We will be honoring those who so valiantly fought for our rights and liberties against the tyrannical Amerikan Empire in the middle of the 19th century. That empire is no less tyrannical today. So, more than a mere remembrance, we have dedicated ourselves to taking up their banners and their Cause. We seek a truly Free, Independent, Godly, Prosperous, and Traditionally Southern Florida.
Above is a replica of the Battle Flag of Florida’s Marion Light Artillery, in which my G-G-Grandpa, Sergeant John Cauthen Strickland, served. As the banner declares, he fought for God and for our rights as free men. By the Grace of God, I hope to continue that struggle against the increasingly evil Amerikan empire.
The Confederate soldier is most worthy of remembrance and recognition. He fought in defense of his home, his family, his way of life, and his state. In spite of the prevalent lie that the modern day storm troopers of the Amerikan empire are fighting for our freedom, the truth is that the Confederate soldier was the last veteran to fight in defense of our God-given rights.
You will NOT see are any modern US flags at our observances. We DO NOT honor the flag of the invaders of our country, not on this day – and not on any other day.
Quite simply, when it comes to the striped rag of the Amerikan empire: “Ain’t my flag; Ain’t my country.” It has not been so since 1861.
In the words of Major Innes Randolph, C.S.A. (taken from his poem, “I’m a Good Ole’ Rebel”): “I hates the Yankee nation and everything they do . . . I hates their striped banner, and . . . I'm glad I fit against it, I only wish we'd won, and I don't want no pardon for anything I done.”
From time to time, some folks will remind us that the war is over and that we should simply forget and move on. We have no intention of doing so. We happen to agree with Pastor R. L. Dabney, who served as Chief of Staff for Lt. General T. J. “Stonewall” Jackson:
“What, forgive those people who invaded our country, burned our cities, destroyed our homes, slain our young men, and spread desolation and ruin over our land? No, I do not forgive them.”
Furthermore, it’s not over yet -- not by a long shot. It’s not over as long as there are any of us who remember. It is not over as long as there are any of us still committed to picking up the banner and the Cause of our fathers and to continuing their struggle for independence and self-determination. That is why they hate our banners, our monuments, our remembrances, and above everything else – why they hate us.
We pray along with our great chieftain, Robert E. Lee, that God may be pleased to “give us a name and a place among the nations of the earth.”
If you are likewise inclined, come out and mark this day with us.
Free Florida First advocates for a Free, Independent, Godly, Prosperous, and Traditionally Southern Florida.