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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why? Democracy doesn't care about minority opinions.
    Of course. Everyone knows that a democracy is nothing more than mob rule where the majority vote away the rights and freedom of the minority. Thank goodness we are not a democracy.

    The constitution protects the rights and freedom of the individual, the minority, as well as the majority. That is as long as the majority doesn't amend away our rights.

    Then it is time to exercise our right to bear arms and create a new government. That is if we still are armed.

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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Politics as Theater. But, if it makes them feel good, hey, it's their state.
    Worth noting, Democrats: President Trump will have a Pen and a Phone. #Precedent.

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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    As of Friday all the crying by the right-wing will have been done in vain; the racist flag will be removed!
    People are prejudice not a flag. All people are prejudice. How people deal with it is what matters. Your belief the flag or any other inanimate object is racist is ridiculous. Teaching people how to deal with prejudice, hate, vengeance, etc. is the solution not running around trying to eliminate every thing or symbol that could possibly be associated with these emotions.

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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The flag is coming down because a fair amount of the citizens see it as symbol of hate.
    the flag flew for decades and no one cared. It's coming down now because the Angry Facebook Media needed something to be outraged about after a tragic church shooting, and the church survivors were rude enough to act all loving, and forgiving instead of demanding riots.
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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The polls still to this very day in fact say that 57% of the population disagrees with them. I suppose however it fine to stand for democracy and ignore the people. Hell, with liberals it's just rhetoric. The people are what matters is what I'm told by them constantly, but I suppose ignoring them when it suits you is fine too. Funny how that works.
    Actually, the 57% figure you're quoting is about how 57% of Americans view the flag as a historic symbol of heritage rather than a symbol or racism. What poll says that 57% of Americans support the confederate flag being flown at the capitol in Charleston? Because there are a lot of people who see the flag as a symbol of heritage yet also understand that the vast majority of black Americans see it as a symbol of racism, therefore would probably have no problem with the removal of the flag.

    In other words, you're taking the statistic out of context.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the flag flew for decades and no one cared. It's coming down now because the Angry Facebook Media needed something to be outraged about after a tragic church shooting, and the church survivors were rude enough to act all loving, and forgiving instead of demanding riots.
    From the New York Times article:

    Whether the effects of the vote will be more than symbolic remains unclear. The N.A.A.C.P., which has for the last 15 years imposed an economic boycott on the state over the flag, will consider lifting the boycott at its yearly convention, which will begin Saturday in Philadelphia, Cornell William Brooks, the president of the group, said Thursday.
    Yeah, nobody cared... except the vast majority of black people, who the confederacy fought to keep as subhuman slaves. And a whole lot of white people, myself included, who were always shocked that South Carolina would be stupid enough to fly such an awful symbol over their capitol.
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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I thought you liberals cared what the people think on issues?
    And I thought you Libertardians were all about state's rights and sovereignty.

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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Marla View Post
    And I thought you Libertardians were all about state's rights and sovereignty.
    I'm a voluntaryist. We don't believe in the state.

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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Must be sweet to go through life that disenfranchised.

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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post




    A governor whose parents are Indian, surrounded by blacks and whites, signing a bill to remove a symbol of hatred 50 years after it was put there by a government that had just 2 years earlier enforced segregation. Gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states and my Cuban wife just made me tamales. What a time to be alive.
    It's a Verginia flag anyway, why was it flying above NC in the first place?

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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    The south lost. They were at war with America, they were the enemy, they believed in owning people.

    The south lost, they don't have a country, their flag is a flag of a loser country.

    It shouldn't be flying at any state or federal site, no more than a German, or Japanese or Maltese flag would.
    If the Union didn't believe in slavery then why was slavery legal in the Union when the south cuseeded?

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