Is SCV Political?
Is the SCV a political organization? Because the SCV is nonpolitical and nonpartisan by charter, the organization prefers not to become involved in public policy debates. Far from being a political special interest group or relishing the next political battle, like those attacking the Confederate flag, the SCV is an organization of men who study history, spend time tracing their family heritage and perform civic projects to honor their Confederate ancestors and promote Southern history.
The SCV takes seriously its responsibility to defend the Confederate soldier’s good name, guard his history and present the true history of the South. As a result, the SCV has been dragged reluctantly into public debates on the flag—not to seek political or partisan purposes, but to remain faithful to its historic mission and all Confederate veterans who have been unfairly attacked by groups trying to collect and exercise political power.