U.S. Capitol Removes State Flags Featuring Confederate Battle Emblem

The haters of history see only one small aspect of southern history, and they are pushing their agenda at will.  It is a sham and a travesty, and it reflects the same mentality as the Russian tyrants who think that erasing people from photos means that history is thus revised.

State flags, including the controversial Mississippi flag featuring the Confederate battle emblem, will no longer hang in the tunnel at the U.S. Capitol where each had been displayed.

Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., said Thursday the flags, which had been removed during renovations, will instead be replaced with prints of each state’s commemorative coin.

“Given the controversy surrounding confederate imagery, I decided to install a new display,’’ Miller, chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, said in a statement. “I am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag, and, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views.  However, I also believe that it is not the business of the federal government to dictate what flag each state flies.’’

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., had called on Congress to remove all items bearing the Confederate battle flag, including his state flag.

“I am pleased that the Architect of the Capitol will no longer display symbols of hatred and bigotry in the esteemed halls of the United States House of Representatives,’’ Thompson said in a statement. “As I said last summer, this is the People’s House and we should ensure that we, as an institution, refuse to condone symbols that seek to divide us.’’

Thompson, civil rights groups and others argue the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism and a reminder of the South's long history of segregation.

Supporters of leaving the flag alone say it’s part of the South’s heritage. Supporters in Mississippi have held rallies. Gov. Phil Bryant, acting at the request of Sons of Confederate Veterans, recently proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month.

“This is the ‘People’s House’ where each congressional district sends their designated representative to be their voice in the halls of Congress,” Miller said. “With that, it is common practice for each member of Congress to display their state flag, alongside of the American flag, outside their individual offices and in this way all state flags are displayed on Capitol Hill.”

Mississippi lawmakers still display the state flag outside their offices. Thompson doesn't.

Politicians like Thompson should understand that history and historical symbols represent many things, and keeping the Confederate flag could actually serve to remind people of the less positive aspects of that era. He should also realize that the wheel of history will continue to turn, and it could very well be that this current period of extreme liberal demands and policies will, in the future, be exposed for the societal rot and degradation that they represent. It may be that politicians of some future day will do everything possible to erase and bury every vestige of the liberal meme from history books of their day, just as the liberals are doing with the Confederate flag today. That actually does not sound half bad, and I would love to be there to see it.



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