J.D.R. Hawkins

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Flags Not Allowed in Cemeteries


It seems those who are hell bent on getting rid of the Confederate battle flag and monuments have reached a deadlock, so now they are concentrating their efforts on cemeteries. Really? Like they don’t have anything more pertinent to discuss and take action on than Confederate battle flags being placed in cemeteries? Who in their right mind could be offended by the placement of battle flags on the graves of soldiers who fought and died under them? What kind of sick mind twists it into their politically correct agenda, claiming the flags are racist? Really?

Here’s the latest ludicrous attack: last Thursday, a vote was presented to the House of Representatives by California Democrat Rep. Jared Huffman. It was introduced as an amendment to an appropriations bill that would prohibit the Confederate battle flag from being flown over some federal cemeteries. The amendment passed with a vote of 265 to 159, and specifically prevents the flag from being flown in cemeteries maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

Georgia Democrat Rep. Sanford Bishop, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was the only Democrat who voted against the amendment. Apparently, the vote for the Confederate flag took precedence over the House’s scheduled discussion of spending legislation.

A top staffer for Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland compared the effort to ban the Confederate battle flag to the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists, who are engaging in cultural cleansing. “You know who else supports destroying history so that they can advance their own agenda? ISIL. Don’t be like ISIL. I urge you to vote no,” Pete Sanborn, Westmoreland’s legislative director, wrote in a missive, to no avail.

Now only tiny Confederate battle flags are allowed to be placed on soldiers’ graves, and only on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Slowly but surely, politicians are whittling away at our rights. Just be careful who you vote for.


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