Jasper, Alabama Declared “Sanctuary City” for Confederate Flag
A reader passes along this story, that you had to know was coming:
Citing growing hostility and a lack of safe spaces where it can roam freely without fear of retaliation, the City of Jasper declared earlier this week that it is now officially a “sanctuary city” for Confederate flags.
After watching helplessly as the Stars and Bars were ripped from flagpoles across the country, the residents of Walker County have taken the necessary steps to provide protection to the controversial symbol.
Ray Corbin, a member of Protect our Southern Heritage, a local Facebook group that specializes in genealogy and memes, said he believes flying the Confederate flag is a constitutional right that no government can take away from him.
“Our forefathers gave their lives to establish a government that protects our right to free speech,” explained Corbin. “All I want to do is fly the flag of my southern ancestors who fought for their independence from that government.”
It’s satire, of course, but like all good satire, it contains a core of reality:
Protect our Southern Heritage, a local Facebook group that specializes in genealogy and memes. . . .
Y’all have a good weekend.