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South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced her support of removing the Confederate flag from state grounds. Is this a over ...


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Old 06-23-2015, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced her support of removing the Confederate flag from state grounds. Is this a over reaction to what happen to the recent church shooting? or is it long overdue?..as many feel that flag is a symbol trenched in racism and slavery aimed at blacks..or for others it is part of their state history and a form of pride and rebellion since the days of the civil war. Like to hear your opinions and comments...

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I believe it's part of the south it has nothing to do with racism at one point in time it may have but that was back in the slavery days and we are way past that I hope . I'm not sure I understand the time you know it doesn't seem right things I should've been done awhile back if it was gonna get done. Jmho
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I think it's long overdue. The flag that flies over the captiol isn't the "Confederate Flag". It is the battle flag of the Army of North Virginia. So, essentially, it is the flag of a defeated army, which is quite a silly thing to fly 120 years after the defeat of said army.
People want to romanticize the "rebel cause" and go on about the flag representing "states rights." I've never bought that argument. And to say that a the flag of an army that was fighting to keep slavery has nothing to do with racism is off the mark, in my opinion.

The flag belongs in a museum, not flying over a government building.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I want it flying over state that thinks the federal government is tyrannical. The war against the states was and is still on going . We are all slaves to the fed now. Sherman was a mass murder and war criminal. The results of any war are written by the winners. The christian flag will be the next flag torn down with the mexican flag flown over the Stars and Strips. Socialism at its finest. My family has never owned any slaves but fought on the south's side ,my heritage still stands strong and I would fight to fly that flag.
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Found this interesting.

Confederate History - Dispelling The Myths


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Damn shame the north can not hear.
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Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
Damn shame the north can not hear.
It's not just the North. Look at what is going on in SC right now. IMO it's a knee jerk reaction to the shooting in Charleston. Once something is labeled as racist whether it deserves it or not, it can't be washed off. It's a permanent stain no matter how much logic you use to treat it.

I'd never really given the battle flag much attention. But what I've found so far is that it isn't (originally) a flag of racism. Some hate groups adopted the flag which tarnished it heritage. Like I said above, once it got that reputation, nothing is going to change it.

So one group looks upon the flag as a sign of Southern heritage and another group sees it as a sign of racism. We'll have to wait and see which group gets their way. If I were a betting man, I'd bet that it doesn't fly very much longer.
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I think it should be voted on by the people of SC.
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Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
I think it should be voted on by the people of SC.
Well that makes too much sense. Isn't that the way government is suppose to work? We have a representative in congress voting the way his/her constituents want them to? But no, they know better what's good for the people. We're too stupid to know what we want so lets just let them take care of us. That's what it's evolved to.
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GOP trying to get the black vote!!!!!!
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