A small proportion of the American citizenry have claimed the Stars and Bars to be a flag of racism and hate towards people. What Congress needs to understand is that the War of the Southern Succession was a conflict over States' Rights and Federal Rights, a constitutional conflict. I own a Stars and Bars and fly it by my Gladstone Flag, and when people ask me to take it down, I say no, because it was meant as a symbol to champion the Rights we fought over in the American Revolution; the ability to question an overreaching Federal or central government. Even if you try to take that out of the sight of the general population, the government must understand it would stoke a fire from the alt-right and from those who understand what the real purpose of the flag stands for. The government is trying to erase the memory of its failings, when we should embrace the traditional meaning we, the People of the United States, forced in 1763 through 1815. If you take away the flag, it takes away the 1st Amendment Right guarded by the Constitution and erases everything this country has stood for; its separation of powers and its state and central governments' roles.