No Symbol should be ever abolished or outlawed.
The South left long before Lincoln took office though. Buchanan was president when they walked out, and he famously said that the South had no right to secede and the North had no right to stop them. Classic waffler if ever there was one.
"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway