California Does It Again
Another strike against the Confederate flag has occurred. This week, California’s General Assembly passed a bill in which state government facilities will not be allowed to sell Confederate-related merchandise. This movement came about when the mother of Assemblyman Isadore Hall saw a replica of Confederate currency for sale in the state Capitol building’s gift shop.
Hall said, “It’s a symbol in history directly linked to the enslavement, torture, and murder of millions of Americans. The state of California should not be in the business of promoting hate toward others.”
This is another example of complete ignorance. If what Hall says is true (which it is not), then in all fairness, the American flag should be banned as well. Our national emblem flew over many more slave ships than the Confederate flag ever did. To say that the Confederate flag represents slavery is nothing less than absurd. Hall needs to study her history, but apparently, none of the Assembly members have studied American history, either, or they wouldn’t have passed such a ridiculous bill.
Those who are opposed to the bill claim that they are not defending the Confederate flag. Instead, they are defending the principle of free speech. Once again, this proves that there is too much political correctness. And in this case, the assumption about the Confederate flag is incorrect.