Fool Of The Week!
| Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), chairman|
of the House Administration Committee
A tunnel system under Capitol Hill connects the House and Senate to various congressional office buildings. State flags had been displayed on the tunnel walls, but they came down during recent renovations. Now that the renovations are complete, the flags are back up, right?
Nope. That's where Rep. Miller comes in.
She was concerned that someone might actually notice the state flag of Mississippi, which includes the Confederate battle flag in the top left corner.
"I am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag, and, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views," Rep. Miller said. "However, I also believe that it is not the business of the federal government to dictate what flag each state flies."
Evidently she does believe it is the federal government's business -- and hers -- to ban visitors from seeing the Mississippi flag. In her capacity as chairman of the House Administration Committee, Miller decided that none of the state flags would go back up on the tunnel walls.
Some people might laugh at a story like this. But it is all part of the left's intolerant agenda to determine what you can talk about and what you can believe.
If someone walks past 50 state flags and is offended by one, all 50 must come down. But if your wife goes into the ladies' room and is offended by seeing a man there, her offense is bigotry and cannot be tolerated.
A statue of Robert E. Lee is an offense and must be taken down. Bathing the White House in the colors of the homosexual rights movement is progress, and anyone who objects is a Neanderthal.
You can go on ESPN and compare the Tea Party to ISIS, and ESPN will defend free speech. But if you suggest that men should use the men's room, that is grounds for termination.
If you write an essay in your student newspaper defending Israel, your professor can send you a letter expressing his desire that you fail in every endeavor of life. Yes, this really happened -- and nothing was done to the professor.
The culture war is real, my friends. The intolerant left must be stopped. It can be, but the hour is late.
Gary Bauer is a conservative family values advocate and serves as president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families
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