The Austin, Texas, city council has passed a measure eliminating “fee waivers” for Confederate groups who wish to march in the Austin Veterans Day Parade. Said groups, natch, are protesting that they are being discriminated against. At the Austin Statesman, Alberta Phillips points out the ludicrousness of their plaints. Here’s a bit (emphasis added):
Austin’s support of Confederate groups goes back at least 12 years with groups flying either their beloved battle flag or Stars and Bars during annual Veterans Day parades — right up there with Old Glory. As such, Austin has supported the big lie of the Confederacy: Southern states seceded from the nation for the honorable cause of defending “states’ rights” and not slavery.
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