John Avlon Blasts ‘Slippery Slope’ of Nike Pulling American Flag Shoes: ‘This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things’

‘Not all Founding Fathers were slave owners’


AVLON: "… featuring the original 13-star Betsy Ross flag. And they did it because Colin Kaepernick told them to, according to 'The Wall Street Journal'. Now, the concern is that the battle flag of the Revolutionary War could be associated with slavery and has apparently been co-opted by some white supremacist groups. This is why we can't have nice things. Yes, slavery is America's original sin. But, no, not all founding fathers were slave owners. For example, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton. And to cast the Betsy Ross flag as the moral equivalent of the Confederate flag crystalizes the slippery slope that many conservatives warn about.”

(via Mediaite

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