The owner of a “Muslim-free” gun shop was stumped into silence in a new documentary about Trayvon Martin when he was asked to name one cause for the Civil War besides slavery.
“The majority of people believe that it is a symbol of heritage, that it is a symbol of our history, that people think is associated with the South, and the South was fighting for slavery — that’s a common misconception about what actually took place,” Hallinan says.
Hallinan was banned from YouTube over his anti-Muslim views, and Martin’s acquitted killer George Zimmerman auctioned a Confederate flag painting to help pay the gun shop owner’s legal bills after he was sued for religious discrimination by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
“When you study the history, that was one thing that the war was about,” Hallinan says. “People don’t go to war for one issue.”
The interviewer asks Hallinan to name three other issues that contributed to the Civil War.
“I’m not a historian,” Hallinan says. “I mean, you’re putting me on the spot for something I — you know.”
Hallinan sits in silence for a moment, and the interviewer asks him to identify just two other causes for the Civil War.
“In general, the war was about tyranny,” Hallinan says, and the interviewer asks him to define that term. “Tyranny is any time a government overreaches, and they control a life too much.”
That’s when the interviewer twists the knife.
“Like slavery?” he says, and Hallinan opens his mouth but sits in stunned silence.
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How the New York Times creates credibility for Trump
There’s a good reason why the Times decided against running on its front page news of the latest woman to accuse the president of rape. The Times still does journalism the way it always has. It gives people in power the never-ending benefit of the doubt.
When you are willing to give people in power the benefit of the doubt no matter how many times they have proven they are unworthy of that benefit, it’s not all that important when the 16th person comes forward credibly to accuse Donald Trump of anything, even if, in the case of columnist E. Jean Carroll, the allegation is rape.
Ex-Trump aide Jason Miller forced out of posh legal job after profane rant against House Judiciary chair
Another former advisor to President Donald Trump is being "retired" from their position after a social media rant about House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the Daily Beast reported.
Miller was working as a managing director at a prominent Washington, D.C. consulting firm before the rant, but after it is "parting ways."
“I have parted ways with Teneo by mutual consent and look forward to formally announcing my next move in the coming weeks,” Miller said in a statement. “Teneo is an incredible firm and without a doubt the premier CEO consultancy on the planet. They have always been great to me and I’m proud to have called them teammates for the past two and a half years.”
Paris authorities to remove scaffolding from collapsed spire of Notre-Dame cathedral
Paris authorities will begin the delicate task of removing scaffolding from the collapsed spire of Notre-Dame cathedral in coming weeks after a devastating fire in April, a charity said Monday.
The 850-year-old church's spire was clad in scaffolding when it came crashing during the huge blaze on April 15.The cathedral's roof was also destroyed in the inferno, although the vast majority of the most-sacred artefacts and valuable items inside were saved.
Shortly after the fire, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to complete a painstaking renovation of the gothic masterpiece within five years.