Sunday, July 12, 2015

Short: The flag almost wasn't removed

This report details the machinations in the South Carolina House as they debated whether to approve the Senate's bill to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds. Unlike the Senate, the House didn't have a member shot and killed in that Charleston church. The loss in the other chamber wasn't enough to put enough of them in the mood to be conciliatory. Or perhaps they knew what their constituents would demand, and it was to keep the flag in place.

Finally, there was a compromise that brought a few extra votes to approve the Senate measure. Some legislators needed extra money to go to a Confederate museum before they'd bow to the pressure and take the symbolic flag down.

So much for doing the right thing--the right thing was resisted, and had to be sweetened.  

A good place for an honorable flag

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