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    Bill Clinton Signed Law Honoring ‘the Confederate States of America’

    Controversy over the Confederate Flag, which still flies from South Carolina’s capitol grounds, has heated up after the terrorist attack on the Emanuel AME Church that saw nine people slaughtered because of the color of their skin.

    Pictures have emerged of the suspected killer, Dylan Roof Dylan Roof, burning the American flag and holding the Confederate flag.

    Republican Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag on Monday. Mitt Romney went as far as saying take it down. Jeb Bush pointed to his removal of the flag from the Florida capitol when he was governor as a sign of his disapproval of it. President Barack Obama’s spokesman said the flag belongs in a museum.

    Nearly all 2016 contenders have been barraged with media questions about the flag, except the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton. Clinton keeps calling for increased gun control, but has remained silent on the flag controversy.

    Clinton did, however, call for the flag to be removed from the South Carolina capitol in 2007 during her first presidential campaign. Yet, her husband, former Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, signed a law which designated a portion of the state flag to commemorate the Confederate States of America.

    “The blue star above the word “ARKANSAS” is to commemorate the Confederate States of America,” Clinton’s law reads. 

    The Clintons presided over the annual celebration of “Confederate Flag Day” while they occupied the governor’s mansion, which continues to this day. This year the event will be celebrated on April 7th.

    Hillary must have forgotten about celebrating Confederate Flag Day each year.

    Two buttons offering support for one of Bill Clinton’s presidential runs were prominent on social media over the weekend.

    The first shows the Confederate battle flag with the words “Clinton-Gore” superimposed.

    Clinton-Gore-1992-Confederate

    The second goes a bit further, portraying Clinton and Gore in the gray uniforms of the Confederacy. It’s currently for sale on eBay.

    ebay

    It’s unclear if the Clinton-Gore Confederate flag campaign button was an official part of their 1992 presidential campaign and Hillary Clinton isn’t clarifying, nor is her team responding to questions about her husband honoring the flag as Arkansas governor in 1987.

    Gee, what would the media’s response be if campaign paraphernalia was discovered that featured the names  Romney and Ryan atop the Dixie flag?


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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