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What’s really interesting and really incredible irony here is the same people that are demanding that the Confederate flag comes down are the same people that are insisting that the rainbow flag goes up. These two flags represent the exact same thing. That certain people, groups are not welcome here. So if Nancy Pelosi wants to say that we’re going to start shutting down First Amendment rights of a certain group of people, then what happens the next time that the homosexuals want to walk through an American city and protest and counter protesters come out?
—  In which Star Parker, a Republican commentator and author, goes on FOX News and compares the Pride flag to the Confederate flag. No, no thank you, goodbye, what fresh hell are we actually living in. (via HuffPost

Look, I’m nobody’s real foaming-at-the-mouth flag-respecter here, but trashing on patriotism and the concept of America just because you think the government is doing bad things doesn’t make sense. It’s like saying, “the public education system is broken, therefore the whole concept of education is bunk and I’m going to protest by burning down the library.”
If the public education system is broken, it’s because it’s not doing a good enough job at educating people. It’s not doing a good enough job at being what it is.
Likewise, if America is broken, it’s because it’s not doing a good enough job at being America. We don’t need to trash it. We need to fix it, by making it be what America is supposed to be.

What would happen if during player introductions, a player ran out carrying a Confederate flag? Do you think that they’d say, “Hey, freedom of speech! That guy’s got every right to say whatever he wants!” He would be thrown out of the league if he got out of the stadium alive.
—  Rush Limbaugh