Remember this name, Sen. Robert Ford (D). He is a black state senator for South Carolina that is trying to get a bill passed that requires South Carolina to give workers a paid day off for Confederate Memorial Day. The senator contends that it will bring the race problems to a standstill and we will live like one big happy family if we pay homage to the dead confederate soldiers.
You may have already guessed that the bill has already won approval from a Senate subcommittee. Mississippi and Alabama already recognize Confederate Memorial Day. Of course a representative of the NAACP has chimed in as the voice of reason saying, “You can’t make dishonor honorable. It’s impossible.”
Senator Ford is completely out of touch or he’s trying to express his Christianity. He claims that the state of South Carolina will use this as a way to come together like the legislators that come to the state house everyday. The white and black lawmakers live in harmony, but if you leave the state building “it’s hatred.”
While they are sizing him up for a straight jacket, you can read the details of his legislation here.