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Old 03-23-2014, 08:39 PM
 
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You can debate racism, history, heritage and this and that. But the one thing you can't dispute is that the Confederate flag was flown by traitors to the United States of America. They broke from the United States and created their own nation, issued their own currency, elected their own president and Congress, raised an army and went to war with the United States of America. On top of that the flag we see flying on our state grounds is not the official flag of the Confederate but rather the battle flag of Confederate troops. Why should a flag flown by a nation that viewed the United States as its enemy be flown on government grounds of the United States? Want it to fly on your private property, have stickers of it on your automobile, go see it at a museum then more power to you, but there is no excuse for it to be flying on our capitol grounds.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:32 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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BTW didn't they win tonight? The fans (and state) lose, because they were denied home court.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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You can debate racism, history, heritage and this and that. But the one thing you can't dispute is that the Confederate flag was flown by traitors to the United States of America. They broke from the United States and created their own nation, issued their own currency, elected their own president and Congress, raised an army and went to war with the United States of America. On top of that the flag we see flying on our state grounds is not the official flag of the Confederate but rather the battle flag of Confederate troops. Why should a flag flown by a nation that viewed the United States as its enemy be flown on government grounds of the United States? Want it to fly on your private property, have stickers of it on your automobile, go see it at a museum then more power to you, but there is no excuse for it to be flying on our capitol grounds.
If our nation was sh*t then there is every reason to fly a different flag. Don't run our country like sh*t and it won't be an issue.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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The flag is flying at the Confederate Memorial. Where else would you have it? If you want to blame anybody, blame the NAACP. They are the ones who magnified this into an issue of epic proportions.
Or blame the NCAA for kowtowing to the NAACP.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:20 AM
 
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You can debate racism, history, heritage and this and that. But the one thing you can't dispute is that the Confederate flag was flown by traitors to the United States of America.
Actually that's pretty easy to debate.


( Not that I'm going to waste my time doing it. )
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:07 AM
 
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I'm OK with moving the monument and the flag off the steps and to another location on the State House grounds. Do you think the NAACP would agree to this?
Of course the NAACP would not agree.

The boycott brought attention to a problem that needed resolving. It is time for the boycott to end. It has served its purpose.

It is completely indefensible that any group continues to put pressure upon the NCAA to not recognize South Carolina as having a legitimate right to be considered for events and be due all the opportunities of any other state in this country.

It makes one wonder,who is the NAACP protecting now?
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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The boycott brought attention to a problem that needed resolving.
well the legislature capitulated and moved it off the statehouse dome.

the NAACP 'moved the goalposts' and said that wasn't good enough.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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well the legislature capitulated and moved it off the statehouse dome.

the NAACP 'moved the goalposts' and said that wasn't good enough.
le roi, I didn't have a problem with the flag flying over the statehouse dome. I never paid it any attention and certainly had no evil thoughts when I was in Columbia. Nor did I break out in song with "I wish I was in the land of cotton."

They resolved the problem and took it down, the end. So who is the NAACP protecting now, who are they working for to continue a protest that has been going on since 1999? It has not stopped the Black Bikers from gathering on Memorial Day weekend to Atlantic Beach. It has not stopped black families from vacationing to the Grand Strand and Charleston. I shop, hubby shops, we all shop and see black families shopping and spending their money right along with us in SC.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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If our nation was sh*t then there is every reason to fly a different flag. Don't run our country like sh*t and it won't be an issue.

Um, what?
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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Actually that's pretty easy to debate.


( Not that I'm going to waste my time doing it. )

Maybe easy for those who have no regards for facts, logic, and cogent arguments.
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