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

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    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered the Confederate flags on the state Capitol grounds in Montgomery to be taken down Wednesday morning, NBC News has learned.

    Bentley's decision comes amid a growing backlash against the rebel banner, which critics say symbolizes a legacy of racism. The Confederate flag has been in the spotlight since the deadly shooting one week ago of nine parishioners at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white gunman.
    the wave of flag removal is moving down the coast.... where will it end?

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

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

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





    More than likely here for this market. Flag Makers will quit making the Confederate Flag.


    Major U.S. flag makers to stop making Confederate flags.....


    Prominent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday they will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate battle flags after last week's attack on worshippers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

    On Tuesday, online auction site eBay Inc said it would ban Confederate flags and related items containing the flag's image from its website......snip~

    Major U.S. flag makers to stop making Confederate flags

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

    About time, we need to move away from this nonsense and leave these flags in the history books where they belong.
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

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

    It will probably end with all the flags removed from government display.

    Though I've read commentary that South Carolina has written their legislation (when moving their flag from the capital to the War Memorial) so rigorously, that it will be difficult to remove it w/o a near unanimous legislative majority.
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

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    It will probably end with all the flags removed from government display.

    Though I've read commentary that South Carolina has written their legislation (when moving their flag from the capital to the War Memorial) so rigorously, that it will be difficult to remove it w/o a near unanimous legislative majority.


    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

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

    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.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    More than likely here for this market. Flag Makers will quit making the Confederate Flag.


    Major U.S. flag makers to stop making Confederate flags.....

    Prominent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday they will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate battle flags after last week's attack on worshippers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

    On Tuesday, online auction site eBay Inc said it would ban Confederate flags and related items containing the flag's image from its website......snip~

    Major U.S. flag makers to stop making Confederate flags
    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.
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    utterly stupid. this is PC run amoke. the shooting had nothing to do with the confederate flag.
    people are knee jerk reaction.

    Designed by William Porcher Miles, the chairman of the Flag and Seal committee, a now-popular variant of the Confederate flag was rejected as the national flag in 1861. It was instead adopted as a battle flag by the Army of Northern Virginia under General Lee.[30] Despite never having historically represented the CSA as a country nor officially recognized as one of the national flags.

    people blaming a flag is logical idiocy

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