On Tuesday’s “Kennedy” on the Fox Business Network, Ann Coulter, author of “¡Adios America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole,” took on the issue of the Confederate flag.
She took on the flag’s opponents and also the Democratic Party, which she argued played more of a role in slavery than the flag, thus a more deserving symbol of abolition.
“Well, I am glad the Democrats have come out foursquare against slavery. It has taken a while, but if we are going to remedy the sadness of the Confederate side in the Civil War, I think we need to abolish the Democratic Party. That is a much more hateful symbol. They were the ones that stood for it– even after the North, i.e. the Republicans won the war and finally got the Democrats to give up slavery. Democrats continued to discriminate against black people for another 100 years.”
She went on to criticize Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC), who on Monday announced her support for removing the flag from the state capitol’s grounds.
“Well, I am a student of American history, so I am appalled by — though I’d really like to like Nikki Haley since she is a Republican,” Coulter added. “On the other hand, she is an immigrant that does not understand America’s history … The Confederate flag we’re talking about never flew over an official Confederate building. It was a battle flag. It is to honor Robert E. Lee. And anyone who fought knows the first thing about military history knows there is no greater army that ever took the field that Confederate army. Both blacks and whites in Mississippi when it came up for a vote – 30 percent of black, this was within 10 years – 30 percent of blacks voted to keep the Confederate flag.”
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