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President Obama travelled to Charleston South Carolina a few days ago to attend to the national tragedy that beset that community. The nation witnessed a racist thug take the lives of 9 black Christians. The hateful, bigoted 21 year old man walked into a Bible study and after an hour started shooting. When it was over blood ran not only from the wounds of the dead and dying but from our nation itself.

Voices rose up and cried racism from the far corners of the nation. Others gathered and demanded the Confederate Flag be removed from the South Carolina Statehouse and anywhere in the old south where it still flies. I agree with that point of view but not for the reasons most on the left are fomenting with foaming mouths. I believe the Confederate Flag should be removed for the same reason it didn’t fly in the years and decades following the end of the Civil War. That Flag represented a war that pitted brother against brother, family against family and a nation against itself. That Flag represents to me more than 620,000 Americans that died in the war between the states and for that reason should not be flown over sovereign state or federal property.

There are those who want to go much further however and begin right now removing other symbols of the long since defeated south including parks named for the likes of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and others. Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Chapel Hill, Tennessee will not hold long onto that name. After all Forrest was a confederate General and the first grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan.

However make no mistake how one directional the prism of race is in modern American politics. The late Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia for example served as a leading Democrat from 1959 until his death in 2010. However well into his late thirties he was openly devoted to the KKK. In fact rose all the way to the rank of exalted Cyclops. How serious was Byrd about the Klan? Well he wrote the following early in his political career:

I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds. —Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1946

There are many more examples of his vile writings and the blackness that dwelled in the man’s heart but one is enough for me. My father often told me that people never really change they just get older. I have always believed that and still do.

Former President Harry S. Truman also a Democrat was also a Klan member but I doubt ‘Harry S. Truman’ High School in Taylor, Michigan will remove his name from the entrance any time soon. I am also guessing Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg, West Virginia will keep it’s name too.

You see the cries of racism and oppression rarely focus clearly on all guilty parties. And frankly I don’t actually believe the Presidents rhetoric is really focused on race. I think he has a much bigger target in mind and he is using race and identity politics as cover.

During his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Obama said this several minutes into his comments:

None of us should believe that a handful of gun safety measures will prevent every tragedy.  It will not. People of goodwill will continue to debate the merits of various policies, as our democracy requires -- this is a big, raucous place, America is.  And there are good people on both sides of these debates.  Whatever solutions we find will necessarily be incomplete. -Barack Obama June 26, 2015

Did I read that right? ‘None of us should believe that a handful of gun safety measures will prevent every tragedy.  It will not.’?  That is what he said isn’t it? And then said whatever solutions we might find would ‘necessarily be incomplete.’?

Well if such moves are so important but have no chance of success or being complete solutions then why do them at all? Well it is pretty simple it seems. The President wants to put in place measures he knows and frankly admits wouldn’t have saved one life in Charleston or Newtown or Aurora. The only logical reason for this move it to set the stage for the next anti-liberty progressive to step in and say ‘well that didn’t work’ so we’d better put more gun control laws in place. When those don’t work the progressive liberals will, with exasperation, admit the only thing left to do is outlaw all guns. I mean there just isn’t any other way to keep us safe. Well that is exactly what we be told.

Remember, when you see it unfolding, I was the one to warn you of Obama’s sermon on taking your guns in the name of race and justice. Yes you have been warned, again.