Today is Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi.
That's right, State offices, the Courts and Banks are closed as we recall those who died in the Confederate Army.
What year is this?
I have people who fought in the Confederacy which seemed to them, like a good idea even a noble idea.
That was then. This is now.
I do not believe in slavery, breaking up the Union or mint juleps (nasty! way too sweet!)
We cannot re-write history but it makes no sense to celebrate being on the losing end of a War for the right to own human beings.
We are the poorest State in the Union but we shut down the State for this holiday.
I'd like us to put this holiday aside.