When the confederate flag came down today I felt like I had been transported back in time, with the battles for civil rights still fresh in mind and the two sides still negotiating the terms of peace. In some ways the war was never over, this is a war as old as man, it is not a race war, as you may have been led to believe, it is a war of good over evil. The losers are those who are filled with hate. They are always sitting quietly on the sidelines planning new attacks, recruiting new soldiers and building a new army. Today we can learn from the past and recognize these seeds of destruction, hate, bigotry, greed and selfishness, inequality and brutality before they spring into full grown wars, and acts of terror. Even Hitler was once a beautiful and innocent baby.
As Americans we must continue to be guided by our bidding creed, that all men are created equally. We can march forward in the faith that the battle is not ours; so that once we fight on the side of righteousness, equality, justice, love, peace, common wealth and happiness, No weapons formed against us shall prosper.