For John, BLUF: Yes, all those hidden symbols from movies like National Treasure. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Daily Caller, via Mr Derek Hunter, we have "Flashback: As Governor, Bill Clinton Honored Confederacy On Arkansas Flag".
Yes, this kind of thing is all over. The thing is, we need to tease out the dedication of Confederate Soldiers (and civilians) from the surrounding truths of slavery and racial oppression. Some of the memorials to the past are not servicing us well.
Yes, when you go to Gettysburg Battlefield the Confederates should be represented—they were the reason that Union General George Meade and his Army were there—and in fairness, where appropriate, display the Confederate Battle Flag, the Stars and Bars. But, not in current symbols which convey the idea that today's Federal, State or Local government is carrying on ideas and traditions that are properly left in the past. So, what kinds of things should go?
- The Stars and Bars in official locations
- Naming US 1 after Jefferson Davis♠
- Having a US Army Post named after Robert E Lee (Fort Lee)♥
- Dropping things like Lee-Jackson Day♦
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — the Cliff
♠ Worst Democrat President in the History of the US.
♥ Not to be confused with Fort Lee in Salem, Massachusetts.
♦ That would be "Stonewall", not Andrew.