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Tue Jun 23, 2015, 02:28 PM

Eight South Carolina Lawmakers Explain Why They Are Opposed To Removing The Confederate Flag

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Only a simply majority vote is needed to remove the flag, contrary to what many media outlets have reported. On Tuesday, Charleston newspaper The Post & Courier asked lawmakers what they think about the Confederate flag. Many said they would vote to remove it and some wouldn’t answer or were undecided, but eight House representatives said they were sure they would vote no. Here’s a closer look at those eight.

Rep. Mike Burns (R-Greenville)

Burns, a South Carolina native, said the flag shouldn’t be taken down because people view is as a way to honor their heritage and their ancestors who fought in the Civil War.

Rep. Bill Chumley (R-Greenville, Spartanburg)


A son of Confederate veterans, Chumley said the issue of the flag didn’t need to be discussed further, as it was decided in a 2000 compromise to move the flag from the Statehouse dome to the Capitol grounds. “This needs to go no further,” he told the Post. “It has been settled already. A compromise is a compromise.”

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So who's surprised they're all Repubs? And why don't any bring up the fact that that 'heritage' they're so proud of is sedition? Oh, and since when do Repubs want anything to do with compromise (Rep Chumley)?

And I bet they all call their seditiously-proud selves 'patriots.'

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Panich52 Jun 2015 OP
randys1 Jun 2015 #1
Cosmic Dancer Jun 2015 #8
dsc Jun 2015 #2
HassleCat Jun 2015 #5
HassleCat Jun 2015 #3
liberal N proud Jun 2015 #4
kiri Jun 2015 #9
Orsino Jun 2015 #6
homegirl Jun 2015 #7
secondwind Jun 2015 #10

Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 02:36 PM

1. These terrorists will not stop their sanctioned murder and terror just because they no longer have a

flag.

The teaparty, republican party, rightwing, wants ALL minority groups to either leave the country or become legally 2nd class citizens.

Including Women.

Since the laws and decisions and public attitude is slowly working against them, they will certainly become more and more violent.

These are drastically immature, childish, mean, ugly assholes, beware.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 03:02 PM

8. I couldn't agree more!

 

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 02:37 PM

2. I can't figure out how any of them is old enough to have been the son of confederate veterans

I know that men can give birth at really old ages but still, to be the son of a veteran of that war a person would have to be at least 80 and none of those people look to be 80.

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 02:43 PM

5. I believe

 

There is an organization called "Sons of the Confederacy" or some such thing. It's the same deal as "Daughters of the American Revolution." Not real clear form the article, though.

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 02:41 PM

3. A compromise?

 

If Chumley lived 170 years ago, he might think it was a compromise if plantation owners agreed to sell misbehaving slaves, instead of killing them outright. What a nice man!

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 02:42 PM

4. What of the people who suffered under the flags oppression?

What about their heritage? What about what that symbol means to them? What about the tyranny that flag represents?



These selfish pigs think nothing of those their forefathers enslaved.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 08:01 PM

9. not to mention treason

Rebellion against the Nation and Constitution, treason, sedition




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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 02:51 PM

6. Because it's an effortless way to appear to be a champion of something?

Just a guess.

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 11:56 AM

7. Disrespectful

All they had to do was find a way to lower their symbol of hate and racism to half staff and they might have been able to continue flying that evil rag.

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 05:01 AM

10. They should keep their "heritage" in their homes, and not in public places.

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