That Mitt Romney would say, "That flag frankly, is divisive and shouldn’t be shown. Right now with the kinds of issues we’ve got in this country, I’m not going to get involved with a flag like that. The people of our country have decided not to fly that flag. I think that’s the right thing," should be no surprise to those conversant with Southern history.
In his letter to Lord John Dahlberg Acton, Dec. 15, 1866, General Lee wrote, "The New England states, whose citizens are the fiercest opponents of the Southern states, did not always avow the opinions they now advocate. Upon the purchase of Louisiana by Mr. Jefferson, they virtually asserted the right of secession through their prominent men; and in the convention which assembled at Hartford in 1814, they threatened the disruption of the Union unless the war should be discontinued. The assertion of this right has been repeatedly made by their politicians when their party was weak, and Massachusetts, the leading state in hostility to the South, declares in the preamble to her constitution, that the people of that commonwealth ‘have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free sovereign and independent state, and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right which is not, or may hereafter be by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled.’ Such has been in substance the language of other State governments, and such the doctrine advocated by the leading men of the country for the last seventy years."
Romney and his meddling yankee cohorts have always been, in Gen. Lee’s words, "the leading state in hostility to the South."