In 1961, the South Carolina State Government passed a law mandating that the confederate flag be flown on the ground of its state capitol building. The law was passed to commemorate the centennial of the Civil War assault on Fort Sumter. Opponents argue that the flag is a political symbol that represents racial inequality and should be removed after the shooting deaths of nine African American church members in June 2015. Proponents argue that the flag is an important historical symbol that commemorates the state’s role in the Civil War.
Yes States should be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property because it symbolizes rebellion, not racism, each states should have the right to disay any flag they choose, and it is also a historical symbol of the Southern fight for states' rights.
No. But privately on private property anyone can do as they please. On government property it may be displayed for historical purposes, not flown. Flying a flag has serious implications of official support. The states should keep their official support to the state and federal only.
Depends on how it is used, if it is used for racial purposes no, but if it is used for some form of historic piece on a historical monument or is put in a museum to be remembered by the people that it is important to, then yes. It should also be banned on all government property, but allowed for private property use.
Another touchy subject. While some may see the Confederate flag flying as a symbol of racism, others see it as their state's rebellion against a government they disagreed with. While I do not care for what the meaning of the Confederate flag has evolved into, it is a part of our country's history. If we deny past atrocities, we will be doomed to repeat them in the future regardless of what those atrocities were. That being said, if a state's flag has a portion that resembles the Confederate flag, it should be up to that state's voting population to either keep or change the state flag.
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