Never, ever depend on a politician to give you accurate history. Our latest example is found here. During a debate over the confederate flag, House of Representatives Democrats put up a visual aid–a depiction of the confederate flag. Except these geniuses put up a display of a confederate flag that didn’t exist. Their imagined flag had 17 stars instead of 13 stars.
Politicians don’t know accurate history and don’t care about accurate history. History is never safe in their hands. While the desire to keep the confederate flag off government property is the right desire, these Einsteins are doing damage in their fumbling around.
Never trust a politician to give you accurate history. And that goes for other disciplines as well.