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New Jersey Native, General Phillip Kearny at the Battle of Chantilly
Slap on a Confederate t-shirt for school and when the authorities tell you to remove it claim that your right to celebrate your heritage is being violated. The mainstream media will eat it up and there are plenty of people, who will embrace you as the latest member of an oppressed group. Actually, this story about a young New Jersey girl, who was suspended for wearing a sweatshirt with a Confederate flag to school is really a story about an irresponsible mother, who framed the issue this way: “The Indian kids get to wear turbans. The Jewish children can wear yarmulkes. That’s their birth right, their heritage. It’s my daughter’s heritage.” Can’t you just feel that deep attachment to the South oozing forth.
Yes, the girl in question was born in Virginia, but only lived there for one year. She is twelve years old. Are we really suppose to believe that her ties to the South and its history are that strong? Really? The young girl admits that she doesn’t understand the history of the flag and I suspect that if we pressed her we would learn that her knowledge of Southern history is just as shallow. Like I said, this is really a story of an irresponsible mother, who should have known better than to place her daughter in this situation. Now we learn that the girl is receiving death threats. Nice work, mom.