OLD NFO has a rant a rant going about the current state of political correctness and the Confederate Flag. I'd like to offer an alternative to the current foolishness and bring things a little closer to recent history.
In 1954, the SCOTUS ruled in Brown v Board of Education that segregation in schools was unconstitutional. Many elected officials disagreed and they wrote the Southern Manifesto claiming that the SCOTUS had exceeded it authority. The document was signed the elected officials of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. There were 101 signatures in all. Of these, 99 of them were Democrat! Many of these staunch segregationists now have public buildings or naval vessels named after them. You may remember some of them. Do any of these names sound familiar?
F. Edward Hebert
L. Mendel Rivers
I suggest that we rename everything currently associated with these segregationist Democrats!