SCVOK Resolution Number A-001-2017
Because of the growing threat to peace throughout the nation, a few of us here in the Great State of Oklahoma put forth this resolution against hatred, racism, bigotry and violence, and denounce the actions and behaviors of those White Nationalist Terrorists who seek to cause division and strife. This is not an official proclamation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (though I very seriously doubt they would object to its content), but is the result of a collaboration between a handful of members of the Oklahoma Division that take a serious stance against the growing hate, and hereby assert that it has no place in our organization. We reject the opinion of any member that may side with the racist organizations, and we proclaim loudly to the world that such behavior does NOT represent us or our organization.
WHEREAS, the Sons of Confederate Veterans are a patriotic organization and the Constitution of the Sons of Confederate Veterans states in Section Two, Sub Section one of “Nature and Purpose”; “The Sons of Confederate Veterans neither embraces, nor espouses acts or ideologies of racial and religious bigotry, and further, condemns the misuse of its sacred symbols and flags in the conduct of same.” and
WHEREAS, David Ernest Duke (born July 1, 1950) the white nationalist, politician, antisemitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust denier, convicted felon, and former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, former Republican Louisiana State Representative, candidate in the Democratic presidential primaries in 1988 and Republican presidential primaries in 1992; and
WHEREAS, David Ernest Duke and those who are involved with or claim ties to him have misappropriated the use of the Confederate symbols and flags, grossly twisting them into a pro European “alt-right” white supremacist symbol; and
WHEREAS the following groups are acknowledged as actively and intentionally engaging in hateful race related activities:
11th Hour Remnant Messenger, American Renaissance, American Freedom Party, American Nazi Party, Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, Aryan Nations, Asatru Folk Assembly, Council of Conservative Citizens, Creativity Alliance, EURO, Hammerskins, The Ku Klux Klan and all associated groups and subgroups, National Alliance, National Association for the Advancement of White People, National Policy Institute, National Socialist Movement of the United States, National Vanguard, Nationalist Movement, Any and all other White Nationalist organizations or associated groups, Any and all Neo-Nazi groups or groups which espouse the ideals of Nazism, Any and all groups belonging to a “skinhead” ideal or movement, Occidental Quarterly, The Order, Pacifica Forum, Phineas Priesthood, Volksfront, Any and all groups promoting the re-establishment of the Confederate States of America and overthrow of the United States Government by force, White Aryan Resistance,
And any other radical group engaging in the promotion of a single race, the overthrow of the government of the United States of America, or any and all other groups regularly engaging in hatred and racism; and
WHEREAS, The flag of the Confederate States of America is held by true sons of the South of white, black, Mexican, Native American, Jewish, Asian and all other origins who descend from that vast and mixed multitude of brave men who served, fought and died, as a symbol of heritage and of pride, and not as a message of racial inequality;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED AND PROCLAIMED, that the true sons of the South, the preservers of heritage and of history, the keepers of the Charge, the Sons of Confederate Veterans of the great State of Oklahoma formerly known as “Indian Territories”, hereby do; reinstate the Sons of Confederate Veterans resolution against hate groups of 2010, and further denounce, disavow, condemn and reject all such individuals or groups organized or unorganized that actively and intentionally engage in the promotion of racism, bigotry, nationalism, hatred and discord, and which work to divide our nation with such hate, in the strongest possible terms. We further proclaim that neither David Ernest Duke nor any of these hate based organization represent us or our ancestors, and we repudiate any and all association with them and those who think like them as well as their claims to our heritage and their gross misuse of the sacred symbols of our hallowed heritage which we hold dear.
- Last updated 1506 hrs. Central Standard Time, 14 August, 2017
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