This blog has repeatedly drawn attention to Neo-Confederate influences in the grassroots Conservative movement, so it was no surprise to hear that "bible believing" Maryland Conservatives elected a Neo-Confederate sympathizer to represent them on the Anne Arundel County Council. Yeah, you heard it right, a Neo-Confederate sympathizer. And they wonder why people call conservatives "racist'.
It's time for true (not pseudo) Conservatives to to expose and expunge these influences from our midst. Why is this guy not kicked out of the Maryland Republican Party? Why would the State party tolerate this nonsense?
According to a Wikipedia entry:
In February 2014, Peroutka switched his voter registration from Constitution Party to Republican and filed to run for a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council as well as a seat on the county's Republican Central Committee. Peroutka won the seat on the Central Committee and is now an official representative of the Republican Party in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Peroutka also won the primary election for county council on June 24th, defeating a number of other Republican candidates, including the incumbent councilman, Republican Dick Ladd. He won by 38 votes over Maureen Carr-York to become the Republican nominee in the November 2014 general election.
History of Dixie (song)
Beginning in the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, African Americans have frequently challenged "Dixie" as a racist relic of the Confederacy and a reminder of decades of white domination and segregation. These feelings were amplified when white opponents to civil rights began answering songs such as "We Shall Overcome" with the unofficial Confederate anthem.
From Raw Story: