Should Austin's Mayor Have Boycotted the Veteran's Day Parade?

Editorial | 11/15/2017 | Staff
jcharles81 (Posted by) Level 2

You would think that a Texas politician would know better.

This year, Austin Mayor Steve Adler refused to march in the Veteran’s Day Parade which is held to honor members of the United States military. Why? Because some groups are flying the Confederate flag during the parade.

That’s right. Austin’s Democratic mayor did not participate in the celebration because he felt it was more important to engage in meaningless virtue signaling.

Regardless of where one falls on the issue of the Confederate flag, Adler’s decision as the chief elected official of the City of Austin is regrettable. Instead of representing the city in an event celebrating our men and women in uniform, Adler believes it’s more important to make a political point.


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