Re: South Carolina and the Flag

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Posted by on January 11, 19100 at 08:29:42:

In Reply to: Re: South Carolina and the Flag posted by R.Penix(Stonewall) on January 10, 19100 at 21:29:49:

: : In Sunday's paper, Jan. 9, 2000, there was an article about the rally that South Carolinans had to defend the Southern Cross. 6,000 people were there. They had a parade, guest speakers, and the whole 9 yards. The parade had Confederate reenactors and Alberta Martin (92 year old Confederate widow). It sounded great. The NAACP was there, but did not get involved. The NAACP also has not decided to widen the boycott imposed Jan. 1. The state legislature will be voting soon on whether or not to keep the flag about the statehouse. Let's keep our fingers crossed that they don't take it down for the wrong reasons.
: Why doesn't S.C. put it to a popular vote just like Georgia did.The citizens of Ga. voted to keep the battle flag as part of the State flag ,overwhelmingly.South Carolina could save face and put this issue to bed.

I think that would be a good idea. I'm not sure how it ended up as a legislature bill. You would think that the citizens of S.C. would vote to keep it flying, due to all the history involved in the state.

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