Over confederate flag issue. Considering the awful things we see on TV, this is rather remarkable (ABC News). From Mike Rowe: …we need to stop calling people racist, just because they see the flag as something other than a symbol of hate. This is what happens when we put a premium on our feelings. We assume everyone who disagrees with us is not merely wrong, but dangerous. I know many good Southerners who abhor racism, but view this flag as an important connection to their ancestors — the vast majority of whom never owned slaves. This doesn’t mean the flag should be allowed to fly on public property — not for a minute. But it’s a mistake in my view, to equate the removal of a symbol, with the removal of the evil it’s come to symbolize (Inquisitor). A new poll shows 57 percent still describe “the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism” (CNN). Ken Blackwell looks at the Democrats in the past who backed the flag (Townhall).