Friday, July 10, 2015



SC to take down Confederate flag

THE House of Representatives in South Carolina has voted overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds.

THE bill achieved its required two-thirds majority after a 13-hour debate, media reports said.

The votes followed the bill's passage by the Senate this week, three weeks after a shooting at an African American church killed nine people in Charleston, South Carolina.

Photographs surfaced after the slayings of the white 21-year-old charged with the killings, Dylann Roof, showing him posing with the Confederate flag and prompting a drive to take it down from the state Capitol grounds.

Many consider it to be a racist symbol, but many white Southerners see it as a symbol of their heritage and a way to honour their ancestors' sacrifices in the war.

The legislation must now be signed by Governor Nikki Haley to become law.  Haley said removing the flag would create a more inclusive state government.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Confederate flag honors a way of life that was made possible by the vicious evil of slavery.

Anonymous said...

From a Non-American - get over your Past and deal with the Present and especially the Future!! The rest of the World thinks you've all gone into senile "navel gazing" - aka "end-of-empire syndrome") !

Bird of Paradise said...

We owe nothing for slavery that was largley supported by the demacrats

Anonymous said...

3:14 AM,

Maybe.

But the flag in question is the Confederate Battle flag which was not a flag that represented the south as a whole or the Confederacy.

Alpha Skua said...

Replace it with the flag of Obama the White Flag

Anonymous said...

The original revolutionary flags also celebrate a society based on slavery Anon. 3:14.
Slavery was widespread in the North at the time and the bigger cities had large slave populations.
Do we hide those flags too?

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:23 PM: It's a waste of time to try to educate a liberal. They proudly wave their ignorance for all to see and when corrected double down on it.

Anonymous said...

Would they shut down the Democrat party if he had paraded their symbols? No, but he did. The Democrats should admit they own slavery and the civil war.

Anonymous said...

The real issue is not the flag but whether political discourse in the US is robust enough to allow views that are dissenting and controversial, and this is further proof that it cannot.

MDH

Barney F. said...

The flag is down. Ok, folks, the show's over. Go back to your homes.

Anonymous said...

No Anon 5:17, the show is never over for the perpetually aggrieved rabble and their political class enablers. Now that this "momentous" battle has been won it's on to the next inconsequential, feel good, window dressing issue: all while the country and the world crumble around us. Remember libs, when civilization is destroyed you'll go down along with everyone else.

Anonymous said...

It was a shame. There was a nice unity movement beginning with whites and blacks coming together, but then it was turned into a PC witch hunt for a rebel flag. Shame of a missed opportunity. Let this be a lesson I guess.