The Nature of Things: American Flags & Black Lives Matter

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I recently encountered a debate regarding the choice to fly the American flag vs. the Black Lives Matter flag. I was first struck by the rhetorical fallacy in comparing the flags as equals, since the Black Lives Matter flag doesn’t claim to be the national flag, nor does it alter the American flag in order to relay its message. In fact, Black Lives Matter wasn’t originally a flag at all…