For the last few weeks, liberals have been on a mission to get the Confederate flag banned from as many places as they can, because they have labeled it “racist.”
This has come as bad news to patriotic Southerners, for whom the Confederate flag represents something totally different than racism. For them, the flag is not about race at all, it’s about Southern pride.
Unfortunately for them, the backlash started in South Carolina, where the flag was banned after the Charleston church shooting. Various other counties in the South followed suit, and last week Florida’s Marion County voted to remove the flag from their display due to fears of liberal backlash.
This outraged the people of Marion County, who see the Confederate flag as a symbol of their heritage. They gave the board some backlash of their own, and on Tuesday board members met again to discuss the fate of the flag.
This time, according to Daily Mail, the board voted unanimously to reinstate the Confederate flag.
“We are all exposed to messages and symbols that may not connect for us, but we should all honor our ancestors and protect free expression,” state Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) said at the meeting.
Members of the public also attended the meeting and let their thoughts on the flag be known.
“It should be put back,” said local resident Buddy Proctor. “It’s a Southern flag.”
“I don’t see racism in the symbol of the Confederate flag,” said Debbie Rotstein. “I see it was part of the Civil War, and it was part of our history.”
Though liberals are outraged that Marion County dares to defy them, we applaud them for taking a stand for what they believe in despite the backlash.
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