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The Confederate Flag: Legacy of the Democrats

Less than a week ago you couldn’t find a news story about the Confederate flag if you tried. Now there are numerous articles about the flag filling several pages of any Internet search. Everyone knows what the catalyst for all these stories has been. The murder of nine black people at a South Carolina church started all the clamor after it was revealed in the media that the murderer is a racist whose goal was to start a race war. Pictures surfaced of him displaying the Confederate battle flag and before you could say ‘way down south in Dixie’ there were politicians and talking-heads in the media calling for the removal of the flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley eventually made a public statement calling for the removal of the flag, saying, “it’s time.”

Is the flag a symbol of racism that should be removed? It depends who you ask. To […] → Keep reading

Hank Aaron: Home Run King and Racist

Baseball Hall of Famer and home run king Hank Aaron was speaking yesterday at an event celebrating his record-setting home run and he took the opportunity to compare Republicans who oppose Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. After saying that Republicans are hindering Obama’s job performance he said, “Sure, this country has a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all the Republicans with the way he’s treated. The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”

The real racists are the people like Hank Aaron who believe that it isn’t possible to oppose Obama for his actions without being a racist. I would ask Aaron and those like him, does this mean that when you opposed George W. Bush that you did so based solely on his white skin, which makes you a racist? Is that what these people truly believe, that political […] → Keep reading