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Remember When Bill Clinton Commemorated the “Confederate States of America” on the Arkansas Flag?

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the state house, following the tragic murder of 9 black church members in Charleston.

The removal of the flag has been the center of a national debate in the days following the outrageous incident, which sparked a flashback for some in the media to then-Governor Bill Clinton’s actions to honor the Confederate legacy in his home state of Arkansas.

The Daily Caller reports:

As the fight to remove the Confederate flag from the state House grounds in South Carolina heats up, politicians are weighing in on the debate…

But while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has weighed in on the gun control aspect of the national discussion, the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination has remained silent on the flag controversy.

In 1987, when her husband was governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton signed Act 116 that stated “The blue star above the word “ARKANSAS” is to commemorate the Confederate States of America.”

I wonder what Bill Clinton would have to say about Act 116 today. Of course, Democrats love to re-write history with the benefit of hindsight. I can almost picture the conversation between Bill and members of the press in my mind:

Reporter: Did you support Act 116 commemorating the Confederate States of America during your tenure as Governor of Arkansas?

Bill: That really depends. I mean, what does “commemorate” really mean, anyway? 

Reporter: If “commemorate” is the celebration of a memory of the Confederate States of America, is that what you did?

Bill: It really depends on what the definition of “is” is…… Look over there! Global warming! 

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with CloutHub.com, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a BlazeTV.com host, Outreach Director with FreedomWorks.org overseeing its Empower.org outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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