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Sunday, June 28, 2015

JUST IN: S.C. governor: Remove Confederate flag from state Capitol

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the Confederate battle flag to be taken down from out in front of the state Capitol on Monday.

“For many people in our state, the flag stands for traditions that are noble,” said Haley. “At the same time for many others in South Carolina, the flag is a deeply offensive symbol of a brutally oppressive past.

“We do not need to declare a winner and a loser here,” recognizing that the debate should continue over whether or not South Carolinians fly the flag in private, “but the statehouse is different,” she said.

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43 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is BULL! Im sick of giving into the liberal pansies.

Anonymous said...

Me too, recall her.

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

Well maybe South Carolinians need to recall her.

Anonymous said...

Politicians pandering for votes instead of sticking to principles.

If they take down the flag - we should ban Gangsta Rap music as being 'offensive'!

It needs to work both ways.

I am truly sick of giving in to a group of people that provides no benefit to the public and simply sucks resources from the producers!

Anonymous said...

lock and load

Anonymous said...

The time has long since come for that disgusting symbol of hate to be removed from society forever.

Anonymous said...

Is the State of S.C going to stand up for it's true history or demonstrate how easily it will blow with any wind that happens along?

That is the question!

Anonymous said...

If people have to take down the flag even though it is a reminder of their history then I don't want to hear another person talk about slavery. Both are history and apparently we are not suppose to be reminded of our history at all!

Anonymous said...

Symbol of hate? Your sadly mistaken. Maybe if we remove a symbol of ignorance we won't have to read your comments any longer. Many blacks still hold the Confederate Flag dear to them. Educate yourself on why they do and maybe you'll learn why its not a symbol of hate.

Anonymous said...

Again Some one caves to the PC police Way to got Sheeple Keep thinking God Obama is going to fix everything! We will be wiped off the map by the Russians and china

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see how people respond

Anonymous said...

A symbol of hate, is the swastika. The burning cross in someone's front yard. An ISIS flag. The "black power fist". A burning American flag. The "hands up don't shoot" gesture.

The flag of the Confederate States of America, is a symbol of the people's rebellion against oppressive governance and corrupt industrial monopolies that kept the South poor and enriched the northern industrial magnates.

They had finally had enough, just as many of us are getting to that point with the intrusive and militaristic control over every aspect of our lives.

Anonymous said...

I think we know what the horrible response will be.

Anonymous said...

558, I think you're seeing it in the comments right here.

Gerald, retired Detroit cop said...

Why must you and I be punished for the actions of a madman? Our Confederate ancestors would have condemned this man and his actions as we do today. We share in the shock and anger over this outrage with all good people throughout the world. Why then must WE abandon OUR ancestors and allow the further slander of their good names. How does sacrificing the memory of antebellum Americans ease the pain caused by this one reprehensible miscreant. It does not. It only causes more pain and will certainly cause problems while solving none.

Anonymous said...

I still see a lot of Confederate car tags.

Anonymous said...

Let me put a question out there, and you really have to answer honestly.
Imagine you're fishing down by the Wicomico river. It's a beautiful day. All of a sudden a net is thrown over your head. The men that have done this speak a language you don't understand. You are tied up and taken to a dock and thrown in the hold of a ship. There is no one you know on the ship. You are in the belly of this ship for three months, tied up and laying in your own filth. When the ship docks, if you have managed to survive, you are taken ashore and put on an auction block and sold to the highest bidder. You are taken to a farm and work for nothing for the rest of your life. If you take a wife and have children, there is a good chance that one or all of you will sold to different people. How does that existence sound to you? Would you be happy to see the symbol of this misery flying from a flagpole. Because no matter what anyone says that flag stands for misery, just as much as the swastika stands for misery to the Jews.

Anonymous said...

History will once again repeat itself unless common sense can once again reign. We just can't seem to learn from our mistakes. The Mideast is definitely mirroring 1930 & 40's Nazi Germany and this piece of cloth is mirroring the injustice that was once rampant in the South. Come on folks, we can help deescalate the current racial problem pf this nation. We are once again facing dire problems due to the race baiters and our racist, lying, cowardly president. Then so be it and just stop flying this flag over government buildings! It seems like a small price to pay for making folks comfortable in their own country and to hopefully promote peace and understanding. Remember, united we stand and divided we fall!

Anonymous said...

so....if the flag goes away......then the blacks will stop raping, pillaging...assaulting old and innocents/.....go for it.......sure your right

Anonymous said...

What's next?

Anonymous said...

It's all about the bigger picture people can't see it brother.

Anonymous said...

Never happen. They are sucking us dry it would be stupid to wipe us out.

Anonymous said...

What? Arrows, sticks.. It's over. Other countries are doing much better and welcome us.

Anonymous said...

Over seas is the place to be.

Steve said...

741, North and south both had slaves, and the first "slave owner" was black. It was part of the economy, and nothing to do with the beginning of the Civil war. Yes, the picture you paint happened, but under many flags that we all hold dear today.

This whole thing is nothing but a witch hunt. Get out the dunking pole and the burning at the stake? Really? Are we back to that?

Read and understand real history from printed encyclopedias printed prior to 1955, then decide.

Anonymous said...

Screw that dumb B....!! I am done with her and I truly thought she was a good Republican. All the RINO's are coming out of the woodwork now!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The time has long since come for that disgusting symbol of hate to be removed from society forever.

June 22, 2015 at 5:12 PM

The time has long since come for a disgusting POS like you to be removed from society forever. Good riddance!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The time has long since come for that disgusting symbol of hate to be removed from society forever.

June 22, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Symbol of hate because of Slavery? That flag flew for less than 4 years and the American Flag was flying when the first slave was brought to America.

You must have been indoctrinated in the public schools. Did you vote for Obama?

Anonymous said...

7:41 the guys with those nets were his fellow tribesmen that sold their brothers into slavery!

Anonymous said...

Nikki Haley you are an ignorant POS. Do you remember David Beasely? You better.

Tim Scott, your days as a Republican are numbered.

Anonymous said...

Nikki Haley says the flag must come down. South Carolinians say it's time to get rid of Haley and the rest of the Turncoats.

Todd Rutherford you POS thug.

Anonymous said...

Remove the Governor from the State Capital!!

Anonymous said...

I love your narrative but your wrong. The truth is they were sold by the Chiefs of the tribe. They have been fighting each other and if you lose you become a slave. Read much history? ? How dumb do you think we are. Go away libitard.

Anonymous said...

The union will never be satisfied with defeating the South in the civil war, and killing more Americans than have been killed in any other war, foreign or domestic. The union has constantly tried to erase the South's heritage and history. The union re-wrote the history of the war to make it appear that the war was fought over slavery (which was actually practiced in the North, as well as the South), and made Abraham Lincoln a hero for bringing a devastating war on our country and citizens. The union is still on this path of wiping out the South. This flag issue is just another example of the union's quest to eradicate the history and heritage of the South. The Governor is just responding to the pressure from the Liberal media and the federal government. She IS NOT representing the people of the state that elected her.

Anonymous said...

11:20

Your act against people who went to public school is wearing thin. U must be the same one who brags about his tremendous IQ.

Btw, the flag is coming down.

Anonymous said...

12:01

Btw, you are more than a little outnumbered here. And again, btw, you don't know jack sh** about whether it will, or will not, come down. The same people that put that governor in office will decide whether that flag comes down. You have nothing to do with it....

Anonymous said...

Did I say I had anything to do with it genius boy? I just expressed an opinion that the flag is coming down. And soon.

Anonymous said...

Its not an "opinion" when you say it "IS" coming down and "soon", as if you know something no one else does. Again you don't know jack sh** about opinions, either. But thank you for acknowledging that I am a "genius boy" compared to you. But I suppose that is an opinion too...(now you try to figure out what is sarcasm, and what is an opinion)

Anonymous said...

What was the point of any wars?? Civil war? We are all digging a hole to fall in. We are all just puppets being used in a internal war of civil unrest. I have a pension, I have options do you??

Anonymous said...

Russia is looking a lot better now. They do not pander to people. They tell it like it is and do not relax their values.

Anonymous said...

How much longer with communists in charge 9:42? Maybe you better get involved.

Anonymous said...

Take down the rainbow flag!