Steve Heronemus

Ban the Confederate Flag

Flying the Confederate battle flag is not only racist, it’s seditious. The Confederacy was a movement that broke away from the union, set up it’s own government, created their own currency, and fought to overthrow the legitimate, elected, government of the United States. All so that states could have the heinous “right” to allow white people own black slaves they considered to be subhuman.

To those who think the flag honors their forefathers, we don’t honor traitors. To those who think the flag symbolizes states’ rights, we don’t honor state-sponsored racism.

It is time we ban this symbolic threat to the Union. Take down every public display of this shameful symbol, ban its sale, and relegate it to museums.