South Carolina started the Civil War by firing shots on federal troops at Fort Sumter in on April 12, 1861. And now some state representatives may want to lead The Palmetto State down the path of secession again. This time it’s not about slavery, but about gun laws.
Likely concerned that the confessed murderer and racist would not face justice, an inmate administered "street justice" to Dylann Roof.
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.
Add Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) to the list, as it's revealed that he took thousands from the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC).
The Republican Party is being rocked by the news that three presidential candidates and several members of Congress took campaign donations from white supremacist group referenced by Charleston shooter Dylann Roof in his manifesto.
Cruz says the flag is "a question for South Carolina" to decide but as I recall, that issue was settled in 1865 and SCs flag then was white
The Charleston massacre surprised some around the world who thought an African American President meant the nation's days of racism were history
Assuming that Roof wrote the manifesto, there can be no question that the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church was motivated by racism.
Fox News has not uttered the words domestic terrorism in relation to the Charleston shooting, but the Department of Justice is investigating the incident as both a hate crime and an act of terrorism.
Everyone from President Obama to the mayor of Charleston has made a specific point of saying the aftermath of a racially-motivated gun massacre of nine innocent and unarmed African Americans is a time for healing. Although they said the right thing, everyone is certainly sincere and they mean well, and they truly hope to comfort the victims' families, survivors, and distressed Americans suffering the same pain, disgust, outrage, and sadness they feel after every other senseless gun slaughter. However, there is no healing for this sick, violent, and racist nation, and everyone knows it.
What I don't understand, however, is why the President, in his comments on Thursday morning, one day after the massacre, didn't spend more time addressing the glaringly apparent racial aspects of this event that have already been openly acknowledged by authorities.