Every since the tragic shootings in that Charlestown, South Carolina church, many have been calling for more gun control (to be expected) and removal of the “confederate” flag from the state capital grounds. I have many issues with all of this, first being the the flag in question is the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia, and it should be a square not a rectangle. The flag presented above was a battle flag of the Army of Tennessee. Below is the actual Flag of the Confederate States of America. I also understand to the victor go the spoils of war, but calling this war a Civil War is just a travesty. Lincoln ran not on abolishing slavery, but on no more expansion of slavery. Basically, the lower southern States used the powers granted within the Constitution to leave the United States, and then Lincoln declared war and burned the south. I will never respect Lincoln, nor call him a great President. It’s a shame that he is the first Republican President. Makes me wonder if I would be a Whig if that party still existed. Then with the blood still running in the streets, a whole host of liberals are now calling for more and stricter gun control laws.
No new law would have prevented this tragedy. This guy was mentally challenged, he really felt disenfranchised by this administration and it’s decisive policies. Let’s start with the lie that we have our first “black” President. At best Obama is half black, but more realistic is that he is blended Arabian/white. Throw in Al Sharpton and his ilk and you get the riots of St. Louis and Baltimore. Then let’s contently forget or under-report that this past holiday weekend there were 60 shootings and 14 deaths in Chicago, a city with some of the strictest gun control laws in the US!
Removing an historical flag and taking away God given rights will not solve the problem of racism and hate, both need to be taught. The country needs to celebrate how the people of Charlestown reacted to this event. That is the teachable take away.