[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As liberals turn to Republicans, demanding that they condemn the Confederate flag, the needed conversation about gun violence and Second Amendment protections has shifted to a distracting dust-up over the Confederate flag that has flown for ages in South Carolina.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Faux-Republicans like South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus have folded like hot laundry on the issue, but conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh recently offered a much-needed history lesson about the Confederate flag and the Democrats’ relationship to it.
“Do people even care anymore about truth, objective truth? When did this become a Republican problem? Logical certitude? Do people care about this stuff anymore? Does it matter?” Limbaugh questioned.
Limbaugh noted that the reason the Confederate flag flies at the South Carolina capitol is because of the urgings of Democrat Senator Earnest “Fritz” Hollings who served in the Senate in 1962.
“When did all this become a Republican problem? Who wrote the lyrics of the song, “Dixie?”…If you go to Arkansas, you know, all these old racial segregationists, they’re all Democrats,” Limbaugh noted. “Bill Clinton’s mentor from Arkansas, J. William Fulbright, was a proud segregationist. And Bill Clinton signed a proclamation authorizing the Confederate flag to fly over the statehouse in Arkansas.”
Limbaugh is correct. The Republican Party was the party of Lincoln. It was the Democrats who served as the pro-slavery party. It was the Democrat Party that served as the pro-segregationist party. If we are to identify who is to “blame” for having kept this flag in a place of prominence in our nation’s history, it has been the Democrats.
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However, to be liberal in America is to be allowed to rewrite narratives willy-nilly. For example: in the not-too-distant past, many Democrats, including Barack Obama, favored a traditional definition of marriage. After flip-flopping on this important moral issue, those who opposed same-sex marriage became, if the media is to be believed, knuckle-dragging Neanderthals, despite the majority of states having crafted voter-approved bans on such absurd definitions of marriage.
But, then again, for liberals, history and facts are merely obstacles that must be overcome when crafting a compelling political narrative.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]