Fiorina: Flag Removal State Decision, But Nation That Forgets History ‘Loses Its Soul’

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued that while the removal of the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds was South Carolina’s decision, “a nation that forgets its history, loses its soul” on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
Fiorina agreed with Ingraham that the Confederate flag debate was distraction from bigger issue. She continued that the decision whether or not to take down the flag was up to South Carolina, and that it was “inspiring to see the city of Charleston and the state of South Carolina come together in a week, — a whole week, not just an hour or two, a whole week of unity. Too bad that politicians can’t take that inspiring example, I mean the inspiring example of the family members of victims saying they forgave this evil, young man, the inspiring example of black and white coming together, Democrats and Republicans and standing together. But no, there are many politicians who will use this to divide, and use this to further the Democrats’ legacy, which, unfortunately, now is identity politics. Let us divide Americans into groups of identity, and let us pit those groups on against other. And I think the American people are so tired of this so discouraged by this, it’s one of the reasons why 80+ percent of people now believe we have a professional political class that is so consumed with furthering its own agenda, raising its own money, protecting its own power and position and privilege, that it’s not doing what needs to be done for this nation.”
Fiorina added that Hillary Clinton fell into the category of Democrats using identity politics. And that “the goal of the Democrats is to win, to win the White House, to win back, if they can, the Senate and the House. Their goal is political power.” Fiorina further argued that the Democrats’ goal is “government becomes the substitute for everything else. “Later, she stated, “Mov[ing] monuments, the time and expense that’s been taken to remove crosses from war memorials, because somehow we were offending someone. I mean, it’s just — it’s heartbreaking. And, of course, a nation that forgets its history, loses its soul. No one ever said this was a perfect nation. And we have become, as Lincoln, and other presidents have said, we are trying to become a more perfect union, and we try and strive to become more perfect union by struggling through our history. And so to ignore it, to say it it didn’t happen, doesn’t make things better, it makes things immeasurably worse.”
Fiorina concluded that health privacy laws often make it difficult to get help to people who need it, allowing the government to be the arbiter of history is “very dangerous.”
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