Student fights Anderson Co. Confederate flag ban

Friday, August 15, 2008

With all the rotten news out there, here’s something to shed a little ray of hope. A young Southerner in Knoxville endured multiple suspensions for wearing a Southern pride shirt to school. The case goes back for years, but he’s still fighting. His comments this week display the Southern fighting spirit that many thought had been brainwashed out of the present generation:

Outside court Thursday, Tommy Defoe, a former student, said, "They’re trying to say the Confederate battle flag is offensive to others and it’s not. They can’t prove that it is, you know. I mean, it’s my heritage. It makes me mad that they would say that about it."

Mr. Defoe, you deserve a salute from Southerners everywhere. Deo Vindice!

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