High emotions and heavy security accompanied the event, as the flag which was flown above the state house before it was moved in 2000 to the grounds to fly next to a Confederate Soldier Monument, was taken down. As it came down, the crowd chanted U-S-A, U-S-A.
After Southern Republicans demanded that a vote be included on whether or not the Confederate flag should be displayed at federal cemeteries as part of the bill to fund the Department of Interior, Speaker Boehner was forced to pull his own bill, and Democrats pounced and proposed a resolution that would remove any state flag that contains the Confederate flag from the Capitol.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton issued a statement refusing to back down from the racism issue, saying we have a lot of “unfinished” business left in order to confront and act on the inequalities that still exist in our country.
Many Americans of all races today refer to any of the Confederacy’s flags as “the white supremacist’s flag” and they would not have been wrong during the Civil War and they are certainly not wrong in the 21st Century
There is a conservative meme traveling the Twittersphere that makes it appear Clinton-Gore in 1992 were all about the Confederate-vote. In response to my post the other day, Ted Cruz Whines as Republicans Get Called Out for Their Symbol of Racial Hate appears this tweet: @PureMitten @KaJo503 @tedcruz @politicususa button was neither made nor distributed […]
Nearly a week after a true and loyal Confederate racist brutally murdered nine innocent African Americans worshipping in a building they assumed was a safe sanctuary from Confederates, and after several days of negative publicity and pressure, both Governor Haley and Senator Graham suddenly think that maybe a symbol of treason and racism is not playing well with decent Americans.