Beck’s Opinion on the Confederate flag controversy

Beck’s Opinion on the Confederate flag controversy

Glenn Beck says that flying the Confederate flag outside the capitol in South Carolina “makes no sense” because it is a symbol of slavery and division.

This video is from the Left wing blog called Right Wing Watch.

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  1. Reblogged this on Brittius.

  2. Char in ND says:

    I say let it fly. Let’s have this discussion.

    Fundamental transformation is an interesting thing. What the left has done to demonize a flag might very well backfire. Prior to Amazon caving, their sales of Confederate flags was up 2,305%, I see they caved after backlash on Twitter – as etsy, Target, Sears, Walmart and ebay already did. The censorship, the banning. Interesting and not American, by supposed American companies. Sure they say, you are free to fly it yet you can’t buy it.

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, most Americans don’t. I live in the Midwest, third generation American. In fact, most Americans don’t have an ancestry trail in this nation that dates back to the Civil War.

    If the left isn’t careful, the Confederate flag could well be remade, as symbols often are – in this case, not in support of what the Confederacy stood for but for the freedom to allow it to stand against all attempts to stamp it out regardless of your particular affinity for it or your despising of it.

    If liberty means anything to people, their disdain for or disgust of another person’s display should not ever override the right of another individual to display their opposing opinion. If it does, we as a nation are lost.

    So I disagree with Glenn Beck. I say instead of backing away, we use this issue to address race issues in the US. Like the fact that Democrats were the ones that initially raised that flag over the Capitol building in South Carolina. The fact that Jim Crow laws, segregation were Democrat positions. That FDR policies were responsible for the creation of slums in America, and FDR appointed Justice Black to carry out his vision.

    I would pound home the fact that Woodrow Wilson was a racist. That Al Gore, Sr. refused to support the Civil Rights Act, that Bill Clinton as late as 2002 supported and honored a segregationist – Fulbright.

    Let’s have this discussion.

    • Hi Char,
      Personally, I don’t like the Confederate flag. However, I agree with you. I don’t like how the federal government, Obama and the media can pressure stores into not selling it. I don’t like the hive mentality going on in our country. People are too easily distracted. The government dangles the Confederate flag like a shiny object and Americans become hypnotized and completely ignore the horrible things being committed by our overblown federal leviathan. If only less people would watch Jon Stewart and more people would read John Locke, we might be able to save our republic.

      “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire. Or as Oscar Wilde phrased it “I may not agree with you, but I will defend to death your right to make an ass of yourself.”

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