On the news it’s been reported that after a contentious debate that after 50-years the Confederate battle flag will be taken down from the grounds of the state capital and and
On the news it’s been reported that after a contentious debate after 50-years the Confederate battle flag will be taken down from the grounds of the state capital and and moved to a museum.
“Over fifty years? That’s all?!” I thought.
Wikipedia states that, “…the modified Confederate flag was raised on the grounds of the South Carolina State House in April 1961 as part of the 100th anniversary commemoration by South Carolina’s government of the reduction of Fort Sumter.”
Perhaps after the the 100th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, they just forgot to take it down. Yea, that makes sense.
Then I saw a photo of the Stars and Strips and the state flag at half staff, while the battle flag had not been lowered. What the heck happened that led to a flag of The United States flying HIGHER then the American Flag?
Perhaps the person lowering the flags was too exhausted after lowering the American flag and then flag of the state of North Carolina. He took a nap, and just forgot about lowering the Confederate flag. Yea that makes sense.
Then I found out that the confederate would only be lowered after approval from the state legislature.
Why the heck would a law be passed by the the… OH, (expletive) THIS!
The only conclusion I have, after taking the facts into account (and a few Google searches), is that passing legislation to not allow the Confederate battle flag to be taken down without special permission was a reaction to the Civil rights movement.
But after 50-years a couple of generations have grown up with the flag being given
I’ve listened to folks from NC who talk about how the flag reminds them of home and what the South represents. It’s a sentimental attachment.
But it doesn’t help that history books had been rewritten stating that, despite the things said and written down, slavery was the stated reason for secession.
But there was a suggestion/compromise suggested by one of the NC legislators. A monument for the Southern Civil War dead.
After all, Vietnam vets have one.
I don’t see that as an inherently bad idea. As long as part of a quote from a Civil War solder’s letter to his wife is included. It was at that time when if you could afford a certain number of slaves, you didn’t have to fight.
So yes, I support a monument for the Civil War dead.
As long as the plaque has the following inscription: “Dedicated to the honored dead of a rich mans war, and a poor mans fight.”