The government ordered all the Confederate flags removed from a Civil War museum:
the museum’s directors cited the request by District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons that all Confederate flags be removed from the museum, in addition to the gift shop, “in an effort not to offend anyone.”
The museum decided to close:
…without that symbol, the Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced that it can’t conduct its mission properly and will close June 1.
“To exclude any Confederate flag would mean the historical value has been taken from our exhibits, and a fair interpretation could not be presented to each guest,” the post read. “Confederate flags were on this hallowed ground, as were the Union flags. To remove either of them would be a dishonor.”
The museum property, which is owned by the county, included a large collection of artifacts and exhibits that were owned by private citizens. [who chose to remove his property from the museum]
and the punchline:
“Henry County in no way asked them to remove their things,” county spokeswoman Melissa Robinson told Channel 2 Action News. “We did not request that. It was a voluntary move to leave the museum.”
And that’s how government rolls: burn down your house, then blame you for choosing not to continue dwelling on the ash heap.
Exit question: Why would someone who’s offended by Confederate flags visit a Civil War museum?