Sunday morning as I drove in to Ottawa I saw a sign that said, “Welcome to Ottawa: We’re Building an Inclusive Community.” I was most impressed by the sign, but it wasn’t long before I was shaking my head in shame as I passed a house with a confederate flag flying out front…
Lest I not seem too judgmental of Ottawa, as I was parking the car at the grocery store in Olathe that same afternoon I saw a pick up truck with a confederate flag license plate. These two sightings in the same day rasie a few questions for me:
- Didn’t the Confederacy lose?
- What does this flag symbolize to the people who fly it?
- Do they not know that KS is and always has been a free state?
- What do others think of when they see the confederate flag? What does it symbolize to them?