Posted Without Comment

Two things. 

First:

State Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma, this afternoon proposed a joint resolution expressing the Legislature’s profound regret for Alabama’s role in slavery.

It says in part, “We express our profound regret as a state which participated in the process of slavery, that we further atone for the involuntary servitude of Africans, and that we call for a reconciliation among all Alabamians.”

Second, a picture I took this morning in the Jefferson County Courthouse:

If you can’t read it it says:

*HOLIDAY NOTICE*

THIS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON

APRIL 23 2007

IN OBSERVANCE OF

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY

*HOLIDAY NOTICE*

Talk amongst yourselves.

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5 Comments on “Posted Without Comment”

  1. Mark Says:

    I have mixed feelings about resolutions apologizing for slavery. They can’t accomplish anything of any practical value, but, on the other hand, symbolic acts can be important. Too bad the apologies didn’t come 140 years ago, backed by something practical. Think where we might be today.

  2. kc Says:

    I agree in the power of symbolic acts, but I don’t see how I can apologize effectivley for the acts of another…

  3. Himself Says:

    If the purpose of Confederate Memorial Day is to honor the soldiers who died fighting for the South, then I don’t see a conflict here. The reasons leading up to the war were complex, tragic, and probably inevitable. That they fought and died for their states is worthy of respect.

  4. Dan Says:

    Confederate Memorial Day is somewhat legit, but the Robert E Lee Day falling on the same day as MLK Day is just funny.


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