As a child, I looked forward to Friday night television. Every Friday evening, my family gathered around the television, anxiously awaiting the antics of the boys from Hazzard County. I often imagined myself sitting at the wheel of the car that could fly. We watched so regularly my siblings and I could sing the theme song, and I developed a decent impersonation of Roscoe P. Coltrane. Yes, the “Dukes of Hazzard” conjures pleasant memories of my childhood. I’ll have to admit, I haven’t given the show much thought since the Duke Boys drove the General Lee off into the sunset in 1985. Although a few months ago, I scanned Netflix offerings to see if I could introduce my kids to the Duke Boys and the General Lee. To no avail, I assumed the show would make its appearance one of these days.
That might not be the case.
After Dylan Roof murdered nine people in an historic black church in Charleston, investigators discovered pictures of Roof carrying the Confederate Flag. Immediately, adherents of political correctness demanded the flag be banned from the Capitol Lawn in South Carolina.
Many jumped on the banning bandwagon. The National Park Service confirms Confederate Flags were removed at Fort Sumter, the site of the first Civil War Battle, and Confederate Flag souvenirs were stripped from the gift shop shelves. Some have called for banning the book “Gone with the Wind.” The latest victim of political correctness is the beloved TV classic, “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Because of the Confederate Flag flap, TV Land announced it would no longer air the show because the General Lee sports a Confederate Flag on its roof. PGA Golfer Bubba Watson, an owner of one of the original General Lee’s, announced today that he plans to paint over the Confederate Flag, replacing it with an American Flag. Mr. Watson announced earlier on Twitter,
“All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA“
Many believe this is a necessary step forward in eradicating racism in the United States of America. Instead, this is political correctness run amok. Not once while watching The Dukes of Hazzard did I harbor hatred of minorities. After watching the show for six seasons, I didn’t join the Ku Klux Clan. The Duke’s never wore white hoods and burned crosses. The only reason the Confederate Flag adorned the car was to celebrate Southern pride. Something the show expressed with…well…pride.
If the Left seriously desires to rid racism, they should start with their darling, Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger founded America’s largest abortion provider for the express purpose of eradicating
Who were these undesirables as described by Sanger? Black people, immigrants, and poor people. As Sanger wrote in her autobiography, she founded Planned Parenthood in 1916
“to stop the multiplication of the unfit.”
Now that’s racism, but the Left adores the abortion industry and supports its mission.
“Just two good ol’ boys
never meanin’ no harm..”
Those phrases begin the theme song to the beloved show. I wish the Left adopted the portion “never meanin’ no harm.” But instead, they continue to stomp on the Constitution and create an America barely recognizable by a boy who dreamed of one day driving the General Lee.
Though our Country’s being run by people determined to implement a socialist’s “hope and change,” there’s still hope. Real hope. God’s still on the throne and the 2016 election is just around the corner. And for that I can give a hearty,
And making a Conservative choice is a baby step in saving America….and the General Lee.