Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
...as to the matter of the Confederate Battle Flag flying over the war memorial there, that is also being handled at the state level.
That does not remove, however, our right as people to suggest to the citizens of South Carolina, what they should do in the circumstance. The state has the ultimate to chose; but we retain the right to critique.
Last edited by upsideguy; 06-22-15 at 06:16 PM.
Side note: I was just in Memphis and Mississippi this past March. Wonderful time. Black folks and white folks got along just fine. The friendliness to all toward all was amazing. Matter of fact, the only noticeable hostility I encountered was toward myself and wife from white people. The Ranger managing Shiloh NMBP became stone faced but polite when I asked him a question and he heard my accent and another from a waitress at a local restaurant, switched from friendly to cordial when realizing she was serving a couple Yankees...
The thing I'm saying is that it is important to not push your narrative on others and call it right as they might see things in a completely different light. That's the kinda thinking that caused the Civil War in the first place.
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.
The reason I have no opinion is that I'm not a resident of SC. Whether the flag should come down or not is not my call.
Haley is a resident of SC, so she has a right to express her opinion...just like any other resident.
btw, from what I understand, the flag won't come down just because the Governor says so. The State Legislature has a say in the matter. Anyone who is a resident of SC...feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
If I'm right, the I suggest the rest of you don't get bent out of shape if the flag is still there tomorrow. Sometimes the wheels of government...even at the State level...move slowly.
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