Guest opinion from our friend, Capt. George Harris:
A couple of days ago I picked up a copy of The Prince William Times and found a front page article about PWC’s “Mini-Trump”, Corey Stewart. I found it most interesting that Stewart, a carpetbagger from Minnesota, ranted on about “our Virginia heritage”. The worst kind of carpetbagging. And he wraps himself in a flag that he declares is the flag of the Confederacy. Another attempt at faux-patriotism for the South. This is the first flag of the Confederacy and there were two others. This is the “Stars and Bars” that served as the national flag of the Confederacy.
This flag (below) was the Battle Flag of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia-it was NEVER the national flag of the Confederacy. However, it was incorporated into two subsequent Confederate national flags. It’s continued use by white racists only serves to fan the flames of racism that that continue to burn more than 150 years after the end of a war that nearly destroyed the “perfect union” our founders so desperately sought when they signed the Declaration of Independence long ago on a hot, muggy day in Philadelphia.
I have seen the Facebook video mentioned in the article. Stewart is pulling out all the stops to show that he is a “True son of the South” when he is anything but. He is so bad that even Trump fired him. When are the citizens of Prince William County going to wake up and fire him? And hopefully the citizens of the Commonwealth will see through this carpetbagger and not elect him to our state’s highest office.
George S. Harris
Captain, US. Navy (Retired)