In the wake of the tragedy that befell Charleston, SC last week, many from all sides of the debate have offered up opinions concerning the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia (C.S.A). One thing that has struck me is the running theme of "States Right's" from individuals whom I know to be anything BUT racist. I contend that though well-meaning in their intent, their conclusions are flawed base on their lack of understanding of the climate of the post-bellum South, and those fighting a guerrilla campaign to maintain the status quo.
Jim Denison, of the Denison Forum wrote a timely and salient piece on this latest wedge issue in today's mailing. The entire piece can be read here.