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Two students were permanently suspended from school after walking into an after-hours sporting event with a confederate flag draped around their shoulders. The principal of the school said “The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint and fortunately a teacher immediately confiscated the flag and took the students out of the gym,” he said.

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Obviously schools have a right to maintain order at their facilities, but is wearing a Rebel flag making a racist statement, or is it an issue of free speech? And why after over 100 years are we still fighting the philosophical battles of the Civil War? Was the war about slavery, or states rights?

This episode of the Freedom Report podcast, which is sure to offend almost everyone, debunks some of the myths and legends of the Civil War.





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Austin Petersen is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, as well as the CEO of Stonegait LLC.

Formerly an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show “Freedom Watch”, on the Fox Business Network. Austin was referred to by the Judge as “The right side of my brain”. He built Judge Napolitano’s social networks with over 700,000 fans and millions of clicks a month.

Austin graduated from Missouri State University. He has written and produced award winning plays and videos, and previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

  • Do other kids get to object to a tshirt with a cop killer on it? Or a rapper who’s been sent to jail? Or an anti-PETA shirt? Freedom involves tolerance, not restrictions.

    • Travis Badjib

      Agree, things only have power IF you let them, so once people figure that out absolutely no word or icon can harm you

    • “Freedom involves tolerance, not restrictions.” Can’t be better said than that.

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