Saturday, June 20, 2015

Why conservatives should hate the Confederate flag

Photo - The flag no longer sits atop the capitol dome, but is still prominently displayed on the grounds. (Photo courtesy of flickr/Eyeliam)

(The Washington Examiner)
"The invocation of "states rights" among those waving the Confederate flag while fighting for the evils of slavery and segregation has been devastating to the cause of limited government.
Not only were the institutions themselves an affront to liberty, but in fighting to defeat the institutions, the federal government claimed more power. And to this day, when any conservative tries to make a principled argument in favor of returning more power to the states, they have to grapple with the fact that for many Americans, such arguments are tainted by their historical association with slavery and segregation.