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Old 04-07-2014, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
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Side note: I'm sure the irony is lost on you complaining about people being all me, me, me as you mostly talk about what YOU think and what YOU do and don't care about and how YOU feel on a subject.
That's because I don't think for others. Neither should you.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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That's because I don't think for others. Neither should you.

Whoosh!

Btw, not agreeing with something doesn't mean you're thinking for others.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:20 PM
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Location: Columbia, SC
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Too often the flag issue becomes clouded in all the rhetoric I have read in the first three pages of this thread before finally giving up. That's what I find wrong with this debate. It's really about how idiotic it makes us look having the flag flying in such a prominent spot on the State House grounds. It's the first thing newcomers to the city see coming down Main or along Gervais. The state has been told they would be able to have more conventions, concerts and sporting events if we moved the flag. But apparently we have too much damn money in this state that we don't need anymore. So the #1 seeded Lady Gamecocks have to fly across the country to play their first games in the tourney instead of playing somewhere in their home state.

I have a great idea. Let's all cut off our noses to spite our face!
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:24 PM
 
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Too often the flag issue becomes clouded in all the rhetoric I have read in the first three pages of this thread before finally giving up. That's what I find wrong with this debate. It's really about how idiotic it makes us look having the flag flying in such a prominent spot on the State House grounds. It's the first thing newcomers to the city see coming down Main or along Gervais. The state has been told they would be able to have more conventions, concerts and sporting events if we moved the flag. But apparently we have too much damn money in this state that we don't need anymore. So the #1 seeded Lady Gamecocks have to fly across the country to play their first games in the tourney instead of playing somewhere in their home state.

I have a great idea. Let's all cut off our noses to spite our face!
GREAT post. You couldn't have said it better. There is so much rhetoric in this, the bottom line is....it makes us look silly and stupid. To STILL be fighting over the damn rebel flag in 2014.

I think its more of a spite thing. The flag supporters just refuse to give in out of spite. In my opinion, that flag doesn't mean that much to them. But, they'd rather put up the fight just out of spite for those who want it taken down. And those who want it taken down? I bet 50% of their motives are spite for those who like it.

Like a bunch of damn ignorant children fighting over something so stupid and pointless, all at the expense of our state's reputation.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
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What's wrong with moving it to a less prominate site on the grounds? I admit the current location is unfortunate. It's front and center. Why can't sensible minds agree to move it to a spot around the corner?

Like I've said all along, I don't have a dog in this fight. I'm a transplant. But I can see where a compromise would benefit everyone. Like it or not, it is a HUGE part of a lot of people's lives in this state. It's a HUGE part of the history of this state. Therefore it deserves to be on the grounds. But it doesn't derserve top billing when it comes to location.

I wonder if there is a politician in this state that would introduce a bill to raise funds to have it moved?
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:03 PM
 
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The history argument is tired. Out of all the former confederate states only South Carolina and Mississippi continue with the state ground nonsense.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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By the nature of this debate, shouldn't some Revolutionary War memorials also fly the British flag, in honor of the loyalists of the colony that didn't want to break off from England???

No. Cant do that, because they were on the losing side. Go figure.
This has little to do with what you were suggesting, but I stumbled upon something that was interesting that I had to share. Apparently, in 1918, there was a "British Day" in Columbia, SC. There's a panorama photograph of the event on the statehouse steps. Although this probably had nothing to do with the loyalists to Britain, I thought this was interesting enough.

Amazon.com - 1918 December 7 British Day Celebration at Columbia, S.C. 42 " Panorama photo -

I have no idea why they had "British Day". My guess is it had something to do with World War I. The influenza also broke out in SC around this time also. There's very little on the internet as to why Columbia held this event.
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