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    Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag' | US news | The Guardian
    How could it happen that a flag which has always been a symbol of love for the South now represents racism and hatred? I feel sorry for those people who have been sticking confederate flags on their license plates since forever. Now they are all considered bigots and nazis. Maybe it's time to chill up a bit and just forget about one mentally disabled racist who used it as a symbol of his racial hatred? Because it will only distance the southerners from the rest of the country.

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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironfist17 View Post
    Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag' | US news | The Guardian
    How could it happen that a flag which has always been a symbol of love for the South now represents racism and hatred? I feel sorry for those people who have been sticking confederate flags on their license plates since forever. Now they are all considered bigots and nazis. Maybe it's time to chill up a bit and just forget about one mentally disabled racist who used it as a symbol of his racial hatred? Because it will only distance the southerners from the rest of the country.
    Because the Confederate South is KNOWN for its role in slavery, segregation, and racial derision.

    That's how it went down in the history books - Southerners who cling to it surely are smart enough to know that.
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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Anyone who chose to use that flag as a way to denote simple southern life did so foolishly since it's basically the battle flag for slavery. It's time now to admit that, put the flag away, and move forward.

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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironfist17 View Post
    Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag' | US news | The Guardian
    How could it happen that a flag which has always been a symbol of love for the South now represents racism and hatred? I feel sorry for those people who have been sticking confederate flags on their license plates since forever. Now they are all considered bigots and nazis. Maybe it's time to chill up a bit and just forget about one mentally disabled racist who used it as a symbol of his racial hatred? Because it will only distance the southerners from the rest of the country.
    She'd have had some credibility had she done this say, last year.
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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    She'd have had some credibility had she done this say, last year.
    Does that go for everyone else as well?

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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Yet she fought FOR it before Roof did what he did. Typical politician.
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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironfist17 View Post
    Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag' | US news | The Guardian
    How could it happen that a flag which has always been a symbol of love for the South now represents racism and hatred? I feel sorry for those people who have been sticking confederate flags on their license plates since forever. Now they are all considered bigots and nazis. Maybe it's time to chill up a bit and just forget about one mentally disabled racist who used it as a symbol of his racial hatred? Because it will only distance the southerners from the rest of the country.
    Politicians are cowards. There's really nothing else to say about it.

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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Anyone who chose to use that flag as a way to denote simple southern life did so foolishly since it's basically the battle flag for slavery. It's time now to admit that, put the flag away, and move forward.
    Not even close. The Confederate flag (all 5 of them)_ flew over exactly 0 slave ships. Even the North had slaves. It took the 13th amendment to free ALL of the slaves since Lincoln's joke of an "emancipation proclamation" only freed slaves in the South. The slave trade had been going on forever, and the north only bothered with it when they realized that if the South kicked their butts like they were already doing, then westward expansion was going to be a huge problem for the north because the southern states would expand even further west and then the north would be a supreme disadvantage.
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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Politicians are cowards. There's really nothing else to say about it.
    Got that right. They talk out of whichever side of their mouth is convenient at the moment.
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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Governor Haley has no authority to remove or alter the flag over the war memorial. Only a 2/3rds majority of both houses of the State Legislature can do that.



    Her opinion is simply her opinion. It might carry more weight than Joe Citizen's, but no more authority.

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