“The Veterans Affairs Department quietly moved this month to ban flying of Confederate flags from fixed flagpoles at the cemeteries it runs, striking yet another blow against the controversial emblem,” The Washington Times reports. “Congress had debated and rejected that change, but the Obama administration decided to move forward anyway, saying it was unilaterally imposing the restrictions.”
So much for separation of powers. So much for checks and balances. And the gutless Congress, terrified of being called “racist,” lets that larger principle slide, no matter the damage an imperial presidency does to freedom. Besides, the “Republican”-controlled House already caved before that provision was ultimately dropped from a VA funding bill.
What this latest move does is disallows Confederate flags to be flown on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Rules for placing small flags on individual graves have not been rewritten – yet.
Why is the administration bringing this up now? The same reason it was brought up earlier: For cynical political gain. That and to paint anyone opposing “progressive” subversion as a racist.
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