SCV Resolution




The Resolution, Passed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, deploring the use of the
Confederate Battle Flag by Hate Groups

SCV General Convention, Oklahoma City, OK, Saturday August 19, 1989

Unanimously Adopted


WHEREAS, the use of the Confederate Battle Flag by extremist political groups and individuals who seek to clothe themselves in respectability by misappropriating the banner under which our southern ancestors fought for a cause which was noble as much latter day use is ignoble, and

WHEREAS, The Sons of Confederate Veterans are the true inheritors of legacy and symbols for which the Confederate Veterans fought and died, and

WHEREAS, The Sons of Confederate Veterans does denounce the use of the Confederate Battle Flag and any other Confederate symbol by the Ku Klux Klan as the desecration of a symbol to which the Ku Klux Klan has no claim, and 

WHEREAS, the misuse of the Confederate Battle Flag by any extremist group or individual espousing political  extremism and/or racial superiority degrades the Confederate Battle Flag and maligns the noble purpose of our ancestors who fought against extreme odds for what they believed was just, right, and constitutional, and

WHEREAS, the misuse of other flags and symbols of the Confederate States of America and the Confederate States Army, Navy, and Marines is similarly degrading,

NOW, THEREFORE , BE IT RESOLVED , that the Sons of Confederate Veterans in General Convention assembled in Oklahoma City ,Oklahoma, does hereby condemn in the strongest terms possible the use of the Confederate Battle Flag or any other flag ,symbol ,seal ,title , or name bearing any relationship whatsoever to the Confederate States of America or the armed forces of that government by any such extremist group or individual, of whatever name or designation by which known, and 

LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Sons of Confederate Veterans , in General Convention assembled , does hereby condemn in the strongest terms possible the inappropriate uses of the Confederate Battle Flag or any other flag ,seal, title to name bearing any relationship whatsoever to the Confederate States of America or to the armed forces of the Government of the Confederate States of America by individuals or groups of individuals, organized or unorganized , who espouse political extremism or racial superiority.







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