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Walmart Boycott!!!

Subject:
SABC Urgent Update
Date:
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 05:22:12 -0400
From:
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To:
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SABC Update: Requires Urgent Action

Sam's Club and Wal-Mart attack a businessman for flying
the
Confederate flag!

What started out as an attempt to open a
discussion on the
proper roll of the federal government to state
governments has
developed into a fight to preserve Southern heritage.
Maurice
Bessinger, a South Carolina businessman, lowered the
American
flag at his restaurants and raised his South Carolina
State flag in
its place. He did this to focus attention on the fact
that the 10th
Amendment of the Constitution clearly places the
sovereignty of
state governments over that of the federal government.
He was
already flying a Confederate flag at his restaurant.

This action focused attention on his flags. Then, some
person
objected to the Confederate flag being flown in the
town of
Lexington and the City of Lexington cited him for
flying a
Confederate flag and leveled a $500 per day fine as
long as he flew
it. It then became a "Confederate flag" fight rather
than a
discussion point of state sovereignty.

Bessinger refused to take down the Confederate flag,
saying that it was part of his basic right of free
speech to fly any flag he wanted. Bessinger won that
fight when the Lexington Town Council backed down and
voted to
allow everyone to fly any three flags they wanted at
their place of business. This courageous act by
Maurice Bessinger in the face of remarkably biased
efforts by the local news media resulted in a free
speech victory fo
r all of us!

Now the fight has shifted. Sam's Clubs, a
division of Wal-Mart, citing the "controversy," has
removed Maurice's Gourmet Barbecue Sauce from all of
its stores and is shipping them back to Bessinger at
his expense. They
are doing this specifically because of his flying the
Confederate flag. In a news story in The State
newspaper published in Columbia, SC, Melissa Berryhill,
spokeswoman for Sam's Club is quoted as saying, "We do
all we c
an to not let controversial matters get in the way of
business, we do not want to get caught up in a
controversial issue." But while Sam's Club says that
they do not want to get "caught up in a controversial
issue," they
are the one that has taken this step to inject
themselves into it.
The Confederate flag controversy at Maurice's was
limited to the City of Lexington. Now Wal-Mart has
taken it upon itself to try to bring economic pressure
on an independent small businessman for his beliefs.

When contacted by the Southern Anti-Bigotry Coalition
in Bentonville, Arkansas, a spokesman for Sam's Club
said that it was his understanding that the decision
was "a business decision." This is, of course,
patently untr
ue. The same newspaper article that reported their
purely political action also reports what everyone in
South Carolina already knows, that is, Maurice's
Gourmet Barbecue Sauce is the largest selling sauce in
the midland
s area where it is being removed from the shelves.
Plus, we have the words of their spokeswoman that their
action was precipitated by what they call "the
controversy."

There is no question that this action by Wal-Mart is
specifically anti-Southern. They would not be taking
this step if it were any flag other than the
Confederate flag that has become the focus of all this
media attent
ion.

If Wal-Mart gets away with doing to Maurice Bessinger
what the national media did to John Rocker then you can
expect it to become "open season" on all Southerners
and any symbol of Southern heritage.

What you can do.

Call Sam's Clubs at 1-800-925-6278, extension 3, and
tell them of your displeasure.

Go to www.walmart.com and then go to the Customer
Service page and email them your thoughts on their
unprovoked anti-Southern actions.

Or write them at: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 702 SW 8th
Street, Bentonville, Arkansas 72716.


They told us at the Southern Anti-Bigotry Coalition
that they are already keeping a tally of calls and
messages. Now is the time to act!

Also

In various towns and cites, starting on Wednesday,
September 13th, people are planing to meet on the
public access area in front of the entrances to
Wal-Marts and Sam's Clubs carrying their Confederate
flags and passing o
ut copies of Maurice Bessinger's News Release on this
subject. (See below.) You can join with them at 8:30
in the morning and stay to help with this protest as
long for as you can.

While people may not block the entrances to any store,
they may peacefully protest in the public access areas
(sidewalks) in front of any store. You should make
copies of the News Release in this message and pass
them ou
t in your area. You can protest with or without a
Confederate flag.

You can also call your local talk shows and let your
community know of this outrage.
It is up to you to let the management at Wal-Mart and
Sam's Clubs know that their attempts to economically
cripple a Southern business because the owner is proud
of his Southern heritage is going to be bad business
for Wa
l-Mart.

Press Release:

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
September 12, 2000

Contact:
Maurice Bessinger
(803) 791-5887 extension 16


Maurice Charges Sam's Yielded to Tyranny

Sam's stores in Columbia South Carolina yielded to
tyranny by discontinuing his barbeque sauce in its
stores according to Maurice Bessinger, owner of
Maurice's Barbeque.

"It's incredible that a grocery chain that started much
the same way I started my business 47 years ago, has
yielded to pressure from people who would destroy the
God given Constitution of these United States. Surely,
"B
rother Sam" is turning over in his grave at this very
moment, as all of the Constitutional fathers are that
gave us the blessed Constitution", Bessinger said.

"If my freedom of speech is allowed to be destroyed,
then every law-abiding tax-paying citizen of these
United States is likewise destroyed. Flying my State
Flag and my Heritage Flag is MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH and
anyone or
any group that would try to prevent me from doing so,
is in fact against the Constitution and is thereby
voting for tyranny. This action is un-American and if
not stopped, will lead to a tyrannical government in
this co
untry. I am hereby putting on notice to those who
think they will force me to throw in the towel. I came
into this world poor, and I may go out poor but I will
not yield to those who would destroy our sacred
Constitutio
n", Bessinger said.

Long live the Constitution of these United States!

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