Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why does the Confederate flag still fly high in South Carolina?” you ask? Good question. Timely too. (Mind you, we already touched upon this with a graphic on a recent edition about burning the American flag, mmmkay?)
No doubt this question was inspired by the shooting inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Tom Foreman CNN recently noted that “even in the wake of overwhelming sadness, even amid charges of horrific crimes . . . the Confederate flag flying high above the grounds of the South Carolina capitol.”
Cornell Brooks, the president of the NAACP, cried out: “This was an act of racial terrorism. That symbol has to come down!”
(This is America, dude, but considering you would have to go back to being a nobody and work a normal job like everyone else if you didn’t go spouting off; we forgive your seeming ignorance about everyone’s rights as Americans.)
So why does the Confederate flag still fly high in SC? (Why do liberals attach any meaning to the Confederate flag when they say no one should care about burning an American flag because it’s only a piece of cloth?)
Stupid political thinking aside, the Confederate flag still flies because it’s the law. Foreman confirms this:
He also confirms something else we have previously stated: The Confederate flag isn’t “about racism; it is about Southern pride and heritage.” He also reports that even the height of the “flag at the state capitol is mandated in the law — 30 feet.” He adds that “the flagpole lacks a pulley system, meaning that unless lawmakers vote to take it down, there is only one other position it can fly: all the way up.”
Throughout the South the Confederate flag is “an emblem of regional pride”. In fact, it’s part of the official SC state flag. Foreman also confirms that the Confederate flag “is an amalgam of several designs and was never the official banner of the whole South.” (Your rockin’ writer explained this awhile back, in fact.)
Majority rules obviously means nothing either. The SC population is less than 28 percent black and some of those folks could care less and/or have no issue with the flag.
No legislation to ban the flag has ever passed in South Carolina. Even our half-black president believes the Confederate flag (according to Washington officials) “has a place in America.”
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