Editorial: Pandering to the base: Florida protects Confederate holidays, makes felons of protesters
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Orlando Sentinel

We’re just days away from an official Florida holiday that honors the war dead. The Confederate war dead. Florida remains one of a handful of Southern states that still has a separate, state-sanctioned legal holiday for the soldiers who fought to secede from the union in order to preserve the institution of slavery. Confederate Memorial Day in Florida is on April 26, the day Gen. Joseph Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee. As if that’s not enough of a rebellion celebration, Florida has a holiday honoring the general who led the Confederate forces, Robert E. Lee (Jan. 19), and another ho…

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