Personally this old blue eyed white man sees the Confederate Battle Flag as a constant reminder of slavery. None of us should ever forget the blight of slavery on our past. When you see that banner remember slavery and remember the 400,000 Union soldiers who died in the war that put an end to slavery. Long may that flag fly and long may we remember what it stands for and long may we hang our heads in shame.
Interesting take, but people can go remember their history and hang their heads in shame at a museum. The argument here is whether it should be flown over govt buildings.
You could at least be correct and less ignorant about things if you want to remember them. Remember ignorance is curable with knowledge and this knowledge is easily found if you only try.
The north did NOT end slavery. In fact it was ending on it's own. In 1808 there was a law passed, mostly by Southern lawmakers that stopped the importation of slaves. 1808! Go check for yourself.
From that point forward, slavery was a dying institution. It was then only a matter of how to assimilate the uneducated blacks into society without crushing the rest of society since in some areas, black outnumbered the citizens.
In fact, the north had slaves until 1865, the year the War ended. Does that sound like they "ended" slavery to you? The emancipation proclamation ONLY released slaves in the South, not the north.
The South at the time, if it had been a separate nation would have been the 4th richest nation in the world. The War of Northern Aggression was about money, pure and simple.
The South was the north's cash cow and slavery was merely a hot button issue, just as it is today, used to manipulate people like you and prevent you from seeing the truth. Had the South been allowed to leave the north would have been broke.
Go read and research for yourself. Everything I have said is an easily provable fact.
Also, the north instigated the War so the South was only responding in self-defense which is one of our God given, unalienable rights.
I will not hang my head. I have never owned a slave. No person of any color in this country has ever been a slave on our soil. What sins the early incarnation of this country made in regards to slavery was paid for with blood 150 years ago. You may keep picking at that scab over and over and over again, but I choose healing and unity, not division and shame.
 June 25, 2015 at 11:07am
Laws no longer mean what they say. The Constitution no longer means what it says. We are now living under the rule of men, not the rule of law. Our world is now a place of uncertainty, fear, and tyranny. Thank God that I am old and don’t have all that long to be here.
 May 12, 2015 at 9:29am
380,000 white Union soldiers died in the war to end slavery in this country.
What have they done with the freedom won for them by all those dead Union soldiers?
When are these folks going to take responsibility for their own sloth?
How did Ben Carson “make it”" How is Thomas Sowell “make it?” How did Walter Williams “make it?” By NOT blaming others and getting it done, that’s how they “made it!”
All 3 of them have publicly admitted that they've benefited from Affirmative Action.
May 9, 2015 at 11:15am
Hmm, it appears that the BPD is about to be Lynched.
 May 9, 2015 at 8:38am
I am not at all sure that there are “moderate muslims” who differ from the jihadis. I think it’s more likely that these “moderates” are just muslims who lack the courage to go on the jihad. There were way more muslims celebrating in the streets of Gaza and the west bank in September 2001 than ever participated in the jihad or will ever participate in the jihad.
wow my cousin almost died then and i couldnt disagree more. This is baseless. i cant believe these coments one after another they get nastier and nastier and make complete hypocrites out of all of us by slandering the Blaze brand.
 May 3, 2015 at 1:59pm
Even though he is a progressive, Alan Dershowitz doesn’t seem to understand that dishonestly in support of the progressive agenda is correct behavior. Mr. Dershowitz needs to read or reread Alinsky if he hopes to maintain his progressive credentials.
Glenn, there is nothing new here. We didn’t care what the Spanish were doing in Cuba until the USS Maine blew up. We didn’t care what the 2nd Reich and the Ottoman Empire were doing until that German submarine sank the Lusitania. We didn’t care what the Nazi’s and the Japanese Empire was doing in China until Pearl Harbor was attacked. We will begin to care about what ISIS and Iran are doing in the Middle East after Iran hits New York and Los Angeles with a nuclear weapon.
 March 30, 2015 at 12:10am
Any chance the mayors have also banned public funding for travel to the other 20 states that also have a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on the books. Have they also banned publicly funded travel to Washington D.C.? The Feds also have such an act on the books.
Only straight sex is banned in city parks there, More queer cities are around.
 March 29, 2015 at 11:56pm
Mr. Smith should learn how to bake wedding cakes. He could specialize in cakes for same sex weddings. A goodly number of Christian bakers would gladly give him that part of the market.
 March 12, 2015 at 2:02pm
Science is NEVER settled. Gravity isn’t settled. Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts gravity waves. Such have never been detected. There is a large, expensive, government funded experiment going on right now in an attempt to detect the gravity waves. It is called LIGO. Look it up. SCIENCE IS NEVER SETTLED! If it was why are all those science projects in our universities being funded. I swear the only thing that I’m sure has settled is the sludge between Mr. Kerry’s ears.
 March 4, 2015 at 4:46pm
It’s curious to me how few people seem to recognize that the choice before us is war with Iran before they have a nuclear weapon and war with Iran after they have a nuclear weapon. All the rest of the palaver is just wishful thinking.
Rep. King must think that living in a dictatorship is a good thing. Hanging on to freedom isn’t easy Pete.
 February 27, 2015 at 10:22am
The bottom line is that the earth in indeed warming AND that the climate models are worthless. I.e. the climate is far to complex to simulate. There are and infinity of variables and our computers are far far to slow to get the job done. Therefore: It’s happening and all the predictions of the consequences will be wrong.
December 6, 2014 at 12:46pm
Mr. Pool’s comment is totally transparent. First take the guns away from the police. Then to protect the police you have to take all guns away from everyone else. But only the law abiding citizens would surrender their guns leaving the only people with guns being the criminals. Just why the anti-gun folks want only criminals to be armed is something I don’t understand.
Remember, in their little defective brains they believe if you confiscate all law abiding citizen’s guns, then ALL guns will magically disappear. I know, there is no logic or rationale to it, but, that is pretty much what liberalism is; illogical and irrational.
 November 17, 2014 at 9:58am
Jon Gruber is a very rare bird. An honest progressive! The first one ever in my experience.
 November 16, 2014 at 3:13pm
Jet aircraft condensation trails. Pilots put them there not God.