Moderator's Warning: Just a reminder that the topic here is "Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela". Cut out all the personal comments directed at each other along with the off topic posts if you want to stay active in the thread. Thanks!
Since this thread is about flying the flags at half-staff for Nelson Mandela, I'm sure that some people reading this might like to learn more about how and why he destroyed Apartheid in South Africa.
You could start learning that here: http:// bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa10524587
I'll just kick it off by saying that the USA could have done a lot more to speed up the end of Apartheid in South Africa.
Maybe the USA was too busy fighting Communism which some people saw as less of a problem than the mistreatment they were suffering from people in their own country.
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Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
No big problem with Mandela and the flag at half staff. I mean, look at it this way; When Obama dies, they might fly the flags at half staff (hope not). Now, that would be a true slap in the face to those who stand for freedom and liberty.
"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
Read the Reagan Diaries or other biographies on Reagan. As for Ronald Reagan in his personal diaries, he just said he didn't like Mandela.
During the 80's there were both Republicans and Democrats who opposed economic sanctions against South Africa because it would be like supporting the Soviet Union during the Cold War while we were fighting them at the same time.
BTW: The link doesn't seem to work.