Ben (Cooter On Dukes Of Hazard) Jones Defends The Confederate Flag: Its Represents Courage And Family And Good Times



Even the classic “General Lee” from the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV show hasn’t escaped the wrath of the perpetually offended in the wake of the Charleston, S.C., attack. They have begun attacking the widely loved orange 1969 Dodge Charger emblazoned with a Confederate flag on its roof.

But Ben Jones, best known as “Cooter” from the popular show, isn’t taking the attacks on his beloved General Lee lying down, instead choosing to make a defiant stand in defense of both the car and the flag.

In a post to his Facebook page, Ben “Cooter” Jones explained that the flag represented not racism and bigotry, but the “indomitable spirit of independence,” as well as the values of the rural South, including courage, family and good times.



“Our beloved symbol is now being attacked in a wave of political correctness that is unprecedented in our nation of free speech and free expression,” he wrote. “Activists and politicians are vilifying Southern culture and our heritage as being bigoted and racist. We know that this is not the case, and we know that in Hazzard County there was never any racism.”

Jones noted that although the flag had been removed from such businesses as Walmart, Target and Amazon, it will never be removed from the Cooter’s stores or museums.

“We are all the same good people today that we were last week and last year and we are not going to be shamed into turning our backs on our heritage and our convictions,” he explained. “We are not racists. We despise racism and bigotry. And we think the people who are creating this ‘cultural cleansing’ are the real bigots in this story.”

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“When we say our flag stands for ‘heritage, not hate’ and ‘pride, not prejudice,’ we mean it,” he added. “And we believe that old saying, ‘You can’t know where you are going if you forget where you came from.’”

He ended his rant by reiterating that Cooter’s stores would continue to sell the Confederate flag and other symbols of Southern heritage, defiantly declaring, “I will fight these people until hell freezes over, and then I will fight them on the ice.”

Thanks go to Ben “Cooter” Jones for standing up not only for the Confederate flag and Southern pride, but also more broadly for the freedom of speech and expression that has been increasingly under attack from those who are frightened by points of view that don’t fit their progressive narrative.

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter if you stand with Ben “Cooter” Jones and will defend the General Lee, the Confederate flag and southern pride.