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Big kudos for South Carolina and Governor Haley

I just heard on the news that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has asked state lawmakers to remove the controversial Confederate flag from outside the state’s Capitol building.

I sure hope she gets her wish and soon. Paraphrasing what Governor Haley said, although the flag does reflect on the state’s past, it does not reflect on South Carolina’s future.

That flag may have a place in South Carolina’s history, but as many have suggested, only in a museum and not on state property. That flag is highly offensive and sends a horrid message, especially after the recent massacre of nine innocent, peaceful people minding their own business in their own church.

I also want to comment on the composure, behavior and peace-offerings displayed by the people of South Carolina, especially those closely affected by that horrid massacre. It is such a refreshing change from the senseless riots, violence, destruction and hatred displayed after other recent similar incidents.

Hopefully, their behavior offers a glimmer of hope and change and will start the healing process along with a slow, steady path to acceptance, peace and the eventual end of racism.

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Comments

paigea wrote on June 22, 2015, 6:19 PM

Keepint the flag in a museum sounds like a good idea. I agree, how admirable these bereaved people have conducted themselves. My heart just breaks thinking of them.

CalmGemini wrote on June 22, 2015, 9:34 PM

It is indeed heart breaking just thinking about the sad event that took place in the church.And as you said, the behavior of the people affected by the incident is to be applauded.

MelissaE wrote on June 23, 2015, 7:16 PM

This is a very well written piece. Your development and organization is spot on.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 24, 2015, 9:52 AM

Thanks Melissa for the very nice compliment. I really appreciate your feedback.

Ruby3881 wrote on July 2, 2015, 9:07 PM

I quite agree that there's a difference between having the flag in a museum (or on private property, for that matter) and flying it before a government building.