Opinion

About my flag presentation

The Globe has printed two very interesting columns about my flag presentation of 24 years [Politically incorrect] by Robert Graef and [All history should be taught and the lessons never forgotten] ByRep. Hans Dunshee column.

Let me first start with a short story that I believe to be true. The night before Robert E. Lee surrendered to the North [the union army]; General Grant and President Lincoln were discussing the details of the surrender.

Grant to Lincoln:

What should I do with their horses?

Lincoln:

Let them keep their horses they will need them for the spring plowing.

Grant:

I know where that traitor Jeff Davis is held up behind enemy lines, what do I do with him?

Lincoln leaned back and said, that reminds me of a story of a man who tried to quit drinking and after a few days found himself in a bar and asked the bar tender to mix him up a lemon aid. As the bartender was mixing the lemon aid the man said to the bar tender could you unbeknown to myself put a little whisky in my lemon aid.

Lincoln then said to General Grant, Jeff Davis is no traitor he is just a rebel, could you unbeknown to yourself let Jeff Davis slip out from behind the enemy lines?

Grant then nodded yes. [The union is saved.]

This conversation points out that Lincoln did not think that Jeff Davis was of the same [lot] as Tim McVeigh and Benedict Arnold as Rep. Dunshee wants us to believe.

Rep. Dunshee also points out that the confederate flag was equal to the stars and stripes’ this is not true, it was one flag in a string of 30+ retired American heritage flags.

Then Rep. Dunshee points out that the confederate national flag should have been used. It was next to the confederate battle flag; Hans you must not be familiar with the Confederate national and did you know there is more than one Confederate national flag and that two of three of them have the battle flag as a part of them.

After reading your letter to The Times I am sure you are not the person to ask about Flag code. If the flag placement was wrong it could have been corrected. The flag placement was not wrong, Rep. Dunshee is the only one who states so.

The Marysville School Board has made an error on your behalf by having the superintendent have me remove the confederate flag from my American heritage flag presentation thus putting me in the same [lot] as those kids that had used the confederate flags to harass other American students.

The eighth-grade history books have the battle flag without the Confederate national. Do we want a book-burning?

As for the Marysville School Board JFK once said “an error is not a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”

Robert Graef column

Rep. Hans Dunshee column

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