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Mitt Romney Correct About Removing Confederate Flag

June 20, 2015

Mitt Romney is correct. The old joke about a clock comes to mind, but for once we should applaud the former GOP presidential candidate.  Using Twitter he made the following statement.

Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol. To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove it now to honor #Charleston victims.

I have long opposed the flying of the confederate flag.  In my view the flag conveys and too often inspires hate and incites feelings that are not in the spirit of our era.  At a time when racism is still most prevalent there should not be–must not be–an endorsement of a symbol by any state that can be dangerous.  Since the flag was placed for flying in South Carolina only during the civil rights era as a sign of white hate, it is equally clear why it must come down.

One Comment
  1. Solly permalink
    June 20, 2015 2:39 PM

    My understanding, from news reports, is that the CSA flag remains at full staff, while the state and federal flags are at half-staff. That’s the law. To repeal, requires a two-thirds majority in the redneck-islature and wah-wah-I-feel-your-pain-but-haven’t-done-anything-in-office-to-prevent-it Gov. Nikki Haley to approve removing it. Good Luck.

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