Plenty of Americans have died fighting in wars, but none of those wars were fought specifically in order to defend any flag. They were fought to grab land from native people, to expand influence overseas, and to fight off British imperialism, but never has a war been fought by the U.S. military in which the survival of the U.S. flag was an issue of contention.
In 1996, the Republican Party introduced a new plank to its party platform: “…We benefit from our differences, but we must also strengthen the ties that bind us to one another. Foremost among those is the flag. Its deliberate desecration is not ‘free speech’…” At
In response to yesterday’s article for Confederate Slavery Memorial Day, pointing out that the Confederacy’s own top leaders admitted that their Southern rebel nation was created for the purpose of racism, one of our frequent readers, Dave, argued that the Confederate Battle Flag was no