Moral cowardice requires choice and action. It demands that its adherents repeatedly look away, that they favor the fanciful over the plain, myth over history, the dream over the real. Here is another choice. Take down the flag. Take it down now. Put it in a museum. Inscribe beneath it the years 1861-2015. Move forward. Abandon this charlatanism. Drive out this cult of death and chains. Save your lovely souls. Move forward. Do it now.
HAYES: Can you see that flag coming down in your lifetime? Are your grandkids, in some future iteration, going to be standing here with some future iteration of a news man, having this conversation about that symbol flying over that state capitol. SANFORD: That, I don't know.