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Setting The Record Straight / An Open Report

A week ago today as I stood in the Centre Building in Farmington, Missouri, I would conduct a Television interview with a very nice young Black Reporter who would ask me a question that I have been asked at least a thousand times by other Reporters : How do your former NAACP members, and others within that organization feel about your stand for the Confederate Flag ? My reply to him was this : I cannot tell you what they all feel because there is no way I could have talked to them all. However, I can tell you that most that I have talked to about it have either expressed a respect for my stand whether they believed in my stand or not. It would be a shocker to Julian Bond to know that many believe that he attacked the wrong Flag, and further that all the grief that the organization has placed on the Southern Flag should have been applied equally upon the Star and Stripes , and that this campaign that is now waged upon the Confederate Flag is hypocrisy if the Stars and Stripes is allowed to get away. It was just not the NAACP members that have expressed this thought to me , but a huge majority of the Black folks that I have encountered in my numerous journeys have expressed that if you follow the train of thought that the NAACP has laid down, then in America we need another Flag, and a new beginning.