Moments in Confederate Flag History: the Clinton and Carter Edition

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With all of the newly ignited controversy over the Confederate flag, let’s don’t forget that Democrats don’t have a great record on this. Check out the AP photo of then Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter on Feb. 16 1972, posing in front of a framed confederate battle flag in the Capitol building in Atlanta.  [Read more...]

Shooting Reignites Confederate Flag Debate: David French on CNN

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After David wrote the controversial article “Why We Shouldn’t Tear Down the Confederate Flag,” he was invited to be on location in Charleston to discuss it.  I thought all of the participants in this conversation did a great job keeping it civil while explaining their positions. [Read more...]

Why We Shouldn’t Tear Down the Confederate Battle Flag

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Like many Southern boys, I grew up with two flags hanging in my room — an American flag and a Confederate battle flag. The American flag was enormous, taking up much of one wall. It was the “1776” flag, with 13 stars in a circle in the field of blue. My grandmother bought it for me on the bicentennial, and for years it was a treasured possession. The flag took on a special meaning later in life, when I learned more of a family history that included service with General Washington, suffering at Valley Forge. [Read more...]

If One of the Churchgoers in Charleston Had Been Armed . . .

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My husband David on how it’s our civic duty to carry a weapon: [Read more...]

Dear Rachel Dolezal, White People Can Parent Black Children

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When Matt Lauer interviewed Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who identifies as black, she explained one of the reasons why she told everyone that she was black.  (Dolezal and her ex husband have a son, and she also has legal guardianship over her adopted brother, Izaiah.) [Read more...]


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