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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Is South Carolina a state in the Confederate States of America or the United States of America?
    When the US was formed it was a slave country and many states fly the CF.
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I seriously doubt all flag makers will stop producing the Confederate Flag. Some may make the decision to stop producing them just as some retailers have made the decision to no longer sell them, but the truth is the Confederate Flag is a commodity item based on nostalgia. As such, I'm sure a market will continue to exist for the Confederate Flag as long as there are people who are:

    - proud of their southern heritage

    - have ancestors who were part of the Civil War and fought on the side of the Confederacy

    - state Confederate Memorial sites

    - are rebels at heart (from teenagers to KKK members)

    As long as someone fits within those market dynamics flag makers will continue to process orders for the Confederate Flag. In any case, if consumers can't find a U.S. flag maker/retailer who provides it they'll certainly find a flag makers overseas who will produce them "made to order". I'm sure even the flag maker here where I live will eventually come around and change his mind because the market will dictate it.


    It is now more than 3.....oh, and I sure there will be some that will still sell The Symbol.

    Like Cooter from the Dukes of Hazards, says his stores in two different states will still sell the Confederate Symbol and display them.

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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol - NBC News



    the wave of flag removal is moving down the coast.... where will it end?

    The end of an era. About damn time. Haul it down and burn it.

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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    When the US was formed it was a slave country and many states fly the CF.
    As usual, you didn't answer the question. Is South Carolina a state in the Confederate States of America or the United States of America?
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    As usual, you didn't answer the question. Is South Carolina a state in the Confederate States of America or the United States of America?
    I posted a statement and you replied with a question that had nothing to do with it. A stupid one at that.
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    How did that work, "opted to live separate"? Who gave them the choice?

    All that deep breathing seems to have caused you to miss the point. Some native Americans apparently feel that the US Flag is a flag of oppression.
    That's likely the next target.
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Once the Stars and Bars are all down racism will be officially over, right?

    I'm hearing from a few Native Americans that the Stars and Stripes is no less offensive to them. It never occurred to me before, but they have a good point if they decide to make it public.
    Haven't you seen the posts calling for the confederate flag to come down while rationalizing support for the US flag?

    They are amusing at best.

    They're probably from the same people who decry the use of native American "slurs" as names of sports teams.
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The end of an era. About damn time. Haul it down and burn it.
    Interesting comment from a guy named "Sherman."
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Once the Stars and Bars are all down racism will be officially over, right?

    I'm hearing from a few Native Americans that the Stars and Stripes is no less offensive to them. It never occurred to me before, but they have a good point if they decide to make it public.
    Personal note to all Indians,

    Sorry, Indians...no matter how just your anti-American flag cause is, the liberals just don't care enough about you to make this a big deal.

    However, you COULD get some white nut-job to shoot up a bunch of people at one of your religious services. Now THAT would stir them up. But it won't be because they care about you guys...it'll be because it's another opportunity to stick it to conservatives.

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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin Chomsky. It has moved beyond that. Amazon, Google, Wal-Mart.....also Alabama has ordered them down from other Memorials. What a distraction huh? Yesterday.....Chicago had 18 shootings. A few of them were race related between some Hispanics and some Blacks. Some might say it was over turf. Even though those boundaries never seem to change despite the decade passing.




    Elsewhere around the nation, leaders were already demoting the historic but divisive symbol. By the order of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday, four Confederate banners were being taken down from a large monument to secessionist soldiers outside that state's capitol.

    Politicians around the nation then joined calls for removing historic but divisive Civil War-era symbols from places of honor, from state flags to license plates to statues and place names. Many said change is imperative after the white man accused of shooting of nine black churchgoers posed with the flag.

    Even the Citadel, South Carolina influential military college, whose cadets fired the first shots of the Civil War, voted in favor of moving its Confederate Naval Jack flag from its prominent place inside its main chapel to a more "appropriate" campus location. Businesses also moved quickly: Wal-Mart, e-Bay, Amazon, Target and Sears were among those removing Confederate merchandise from stores and online sites, and at least three major flag makers said they will no longer manufacture the Confederate flag.....snip~

    As SC honors church victims, Alabama lowers its flags
    Hey there, MMC -

    Yes - just as Dylan sang, "The times, they are a changing".

    The only thing is, today we are hyper-wired-in to each other, so changes seem to happen overnight!
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