Friday, January 18, 2008

Is Mike Huckabee Serious?

Today, a small report in the Huffington Post (click the title link and it will take you there) reports on a speech that Mike Huckabee made where he proffered support for those who are upset about John McCain calling the Confederate battle flag, (The Southern Cross) a racist symbol. Mr. Huckabee was given praise by a group known as "Americans for the Preservation of American Culture", and have independently of the Huckabee campaign aired an ad castigating John McCain and praising Mr. Huckabee.

Ok, We don't need to do a history lesson here. Everyone (I hope) who went to high school knows the story of the Civil War. Essentially, 11 states seceded from the United States to form the Confederate States of America. A terrible war spanned the years of 1861 - 1865 before the CSA surrendered at Appomattox. The war was responsible for the deaths of over 500,000 soldiers and countless civilians (and slaves).

The flag has been a hot-bed of controversy for years. "red-necks" bemoan the fact that they are losing their "southern heritage" if they can't wear the flag. Out and out racists dressed as southern politicians (yes, you David Duke), use the flag as an inflammatory device to get those with one less chromosome all excited and to the polls.

The flag is a symbol of racism. The South lost the war. The Southern States were traitors to their country. Why anyone would want to fly that flag is beyond this Southern born and bred (Texas). It is a sign of the worst of this country and should be consigned to the ash heap of history in my opinion. Mr. Huckabee, I hope for your sake that you don't really believe what you said. If you did, you're no better than those nimrods wearing the white hoods.

Tell me what you think,


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