“Expressions of Patriotism”

Fox & Friends were apoplectic yesterday over a Tennessee school board's decision to ban the Confederate flag.

According to Daily Caller honcho Tucker Carlson, the only explanation is the schools hate patriotism.

"This is a about a long-term trend where the people who run everything — the elites in Washington, New York, and L.A. — despise rural America and its culture, suspect anybody who doesn’t live in their cities of being a bigot, and they’re trying to crush that culture by banning its symbols — not just the Confederate flag, but the American flag," "Fox and Friends" co-host Tucker Carlson said on Sunday. "They hate expressions of patriotism. It makes them uncomfortable."

That's the joke.

You may have guessed, but the local school board is not banning the American flag. Old Glory will remain on display on the district's flag poles

That's undoubtedly good news for would-be patriots as it's the only flag that actually represents patriotism. The Confederate flag represents sedition and secession. It represents slavery and the white backlash of the civil rights era.

The Confederate flag should make the school board feel uncomfortable. I'd be concerned if it didn't.