Tuesday, January 19, 2016
If the Confederate flag has meaning, why doesn't the U.S. flag?
On Martin Luther King Day, Governor Nikki Haley formally removed the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds of South Carolina. Haley said: "It's a great day in South Carolina."
Hillary Clinton said: "How wonderful it is to be here together without the Confederate flag overhead. That flag always belonged in a museum, not at the statehouse."
They said they wanted to rid us of this symbol of racism. I grew up in Cleveland and live in West Virginia. I don't really care.
But that raises the question that if the Confederate flag is not a mere piece of cloth, then why is our flag belittled as a mere piece of cloth? Why is the American flag derided by our enlightened betters as unimportant? Isn't it a symbol of freedom? Isn't it a symbol of liberty? Isn't it a symbol of the greatest nation on Earth?
We should protect it, and yet the liberal judiciary has banned protecting the flag. And the Democratic Party chose the least patriotic candidate in 2008 as its presidential candidate, the one who refused to show respect to the flag and salute it. And he was elected president!
In taking down the Confederate flag, Americans are saying flags are important. By not revering our own flag, we are saying America is not important.
By the way, far more Marine flags in my neighborhood than Confederate ones.