In light of Independence Day, I figured I could go with dropping some words from the Declaration on you or I could show you why we’re doomed.
I opted for the doomed thing.
It’s not enough that the Confederacy loses the battle, they must be erased from history.
Confederate flags and the soldiers carrying them came to Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863.
The history books tell us it was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
Historians tell us it was the turning point for the North.
Every year, participants from around country flock to Gettysburg to reenact the famous battle.
There’s the blue.
And the gray.
The flag of the North.
And the South, which has state Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-Philadelphia) fighting mad.
“I’ve been to a lot of reenacting and the reenacting does not tell the stories accurately,” Brown said.
Brown recently protested a Confederate flag in a display at the state Capitol and Gov. Tom Wolf ordered it removed. Brown says it’s a symbol of hatred and murder which wasn’t mentioned in the Capitol display and likely won’t be on the battlefield reenactment.
“If they’re not going to tell the story properly, then they should not be displayed and they should not be reenacted unless they’re going to tell the truth,” she said.
You see what’s happening here, right? this woman has a talking point. Confederate flag? Bad. And she just throws it out there no matter what the circumstances.
So happy 4th. But the country is doomed.