Adolf Hitler could have been remembered as one of the most competent leaders in history. He ended the civil war in the Weimar Republic. He brought the widespread inflation in Germany under control and stabilized their economy. He commissioned Porsche to design and produce the Volkswagen—a car cheap enough for Germans to buy and inexpensive to operate.
In ten years, he changed Germany from a defeated, disorganized, impoverished country into a nation with one of the strongest economies in the world—one of the most powerful military forces on earth—and a model of efficient and productive industry.
Time Magazine named Hitler “Man of the Year” in 1938….
But when the Nazi Flag is raised people don’t think of those accomplishments…The flag invokes images of imprisonment, torture, and the deaths of an estimated 11 million people….
The Confederate Flag can be a symbol of history and heritage to many. However, when it is raised most people are not thinking of sweet tea and southern hospitality… it invokes images of slavery—3,950,528 in the year 1860 alone.
The United States of America has many attributes of which to be proud—slavery isn’t one of them.
Fly the Rebel Flag from your pick-up truck if you must, but it doesn’t belong on government buildings.