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    If the decision was mine, I would have the Confederate Battle Flag stand for the soldiers, sailors, and ordinary civilians who struggled to make it through the war; and the Civil Flag--the Stars and Bars--would stand for the politicians who made their sacrifices necessary.

    But it's not up to me. The people who decided how our era would see the Battle Flag were the Klan. They wanted to use a sense of loyalty to Dixie to manipulate people to vote against their own interest.

    I have read letters to the editor from many Sons of Confederate Veterans who say that they opposed this cooptation of the flag. Maybe they actually did oppose that use. However, to the extent they tried, they failed; and they should not demand that we shake the Etch a Sketch on the racist usage of the flag.

    The furor over Friday's [10.5] job report revealed a political movement that is rooting for American failure, so obsessed with taking down Obama that good news drives its members into a blind rage. -Paul Krugman

    by Judge Moonbox on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 06:31:13 PM PDT

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