• In Death, Jesse Helms Screws One More Over

    L.F. Eason III is a guy who hates America — and all the racism, bigotry and oppression for which it stood for so many years — so much that chose to quit his government job rather then pay homage to one of the greatest senators the Dixiecrats ever provided

    Eason, a 29-year veteran of the state Department of Agriculture, instructed his staff at a small Raleigh lab not to fly the U.S. or North Carolina flags at half-staff Monday, as called for in a directive to all state agencies by Gov. Mike Easley.

    When a superior ordered the lab to follow the directive, Eason decided to retire rather than pay tribute to [Jesse] Helms. After several hours' delay, one of Eason's employees hung the flags at half-staff…

    He told his staff that he did not think it was appropriate to honor Helms because of his "doctrine of negativity, hate, and prejudice" and his opposition to civil rights bills and the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

    You forgot gay-hating.


    Tags: Civil Rights, Jesse Helms, North Carolina

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