Civil War icons: Honored relics or trouble makers?

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Shaun Mosier of Loxahatchee says will keep displaying his two Confederate flags — along with his American flag — on his pickup truck.

“I’m not doing it to taunt anyone,” he emphasized. “The Confederate flag is a part of of our history. We should honor it,” said Mosier, 31, a Loxahatchee tow truck operator who with his wife Taylor helped organize the American & Southern Flag Rally that drew several dozen supporters in July 2015 to northwest Palm Beach County.

Ilan Kaufer, a member of the Jupiter town council, lived for five years in Charlottesville, where Saturday’s violent protests occurred, does not share the same belief.

He says the Confederate flag represents racism.

“I understand freedom of expression. Open advocacy of racism is not what we need right now,” said Kaufer, 35, an attorney.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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