In the midst of left-wing and media criticism of the Confederate flag, it’s important to note that many prominent liberals have supported the Confederacy or its flag – including presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
President Clinton actually honored the United Daughters of the Confederacy three times during his presidency, as reported by The Black Commentator in 2008.
According to Clinton’s White House letter, dated June 21, 1994:
“One of the most rewarding of human experiences is the coming together of people to share common experiences and interests. For 100 years, the United Daughters of the Confederacy has maintained and built upon the wonderful legacy of your founders. The strength of your organization today is a testament of the vision of your founders and to your commitment to your shared goals.
I congratulate you on your achievement, and I extend best wishes for many years of continuing success.”
According to The Black Commentator, “A letter of August 9, 1995 from Bill Clinton to the United Daughters of the Confederacy was printed on the inside of the front cover of the Sept. 1995 issue of United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazine.”
Clinton similarly honored the Georgia Division of the UDC on Sept. 8, 1994. This was reported by Black Commentator in 2008.
In 1972, then-Gov. Jimmy Carter visited the “surviving outpost of the American Old South” in Brazil. Carter even made a speech in front of the Confederate war memorial in the town of Americana, where approximately 10,000 Southern soldiers had relocated after the Civil War. According to AP, “the Stars and Bars of the Confederacy” waved next to the Brazilian flag during his speech.