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Sensenbrenner Opposes Lower Flags for Mandela

by Jerry Bader

President Obama issued an executive order that flags be flown at half staff to show mourning for Nelson Mandela. Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner argues that the honor should be reserved for Americans.As Dan Bice reports, foreign dignitaries have had the flag lowered on their behalf by both Democratic and Republican presidents.

I'm not sure whether I agree with Sensenbrenner or not. But liberals who would try to play the race card here should know that the left has called Sensenbrenner a civil rights hero in the past.