Monday, June 28, 2010

S.C.: Rally for the rebel flag

Posted By on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Just like some people don't seem to realize the Civil War's been over for 145 years, some folks in South Carolina can't seem to let go of their rebel flag fight. They're still upset that it was removed from the state's capital building 10 years ago.

The rally, by the way, was sponsored by the S.C. Conservative Action Council.

Hey, thanks guys for refusing to let the rest of the world's vision of the South as a backward Mecca for rednecks die. Good work.

Don Williams of Gaston said the issue was so important that he didn’t mind wearing a Confederate flag vest over his T-shirt and holding aloft a flag in the 95-degree temperature.

“I believe if we had a vote on it, it would be put back up there,” he said.

The rally was organized by the S.C. Conservative Action Council, a group formed earlier this year in Newberry County to lobby to have the flag put back atop the State House dome, said William Carter, the group’s chairman. The group wants a statewide referendum on the flag, which was moved on July 1, 2000, from the dome to a memorial in front of the capitol building.

“We felt it was an atrocity that the same General Assembly that sent those boys out to die in 1861 was the same General Assembly that took the flag off this State House,” Carter said.

The small gathering stood under oak trees on the State House lawn to hear three hours worth of speeches. Organizers estimated 100 people attended, but no more than 40 people rarely were gathered at one time.

Read the rest of this article, by Noelle Phillips, from The State.

If you missed the updates from Red State Update during the last presidential election, allow me to introduce you now:

Apparently Red State Update is still going strong. Here's what they think about Obama canning General McChrystal: "War ain't Facebook."

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