Waving all the flags. (Photo by Michael Wyke for Tulsa World)

Heading into July, the House of Representatives voted to remove monuments from the Capitol Rotunda’s Statuary Hall that honor Confederate heroes. Of the 120 members who opposed the bill, all of them were Republicans.

At this point in the American democratic experiment, the approach to our Revolutionary Independence Day holiday comes with the occasion of some heavy pivotal Civil War history; namely, the battle of Gettysburg…