President Barack Obama and his former Republican rival Mitt Romney, called for the Confederate Flag in South Carolina that fly’s above the state capital building to come down. Both men stating that it sent the wrong message as symbol of racial hatred.
Romney took to Twitter sending out this message to his over a million followers.
“Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol,” he wrote. “To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove it now to honor #Charleston victims.”
Meanwhile, The White House on Friday said President Obama believes the historic emblem “belongs in a museum.”
South Carolina state Rep. Norman “Doug” Brannon (R) said Friday night he plans on introducing a bill to remove the Confederate flag near his state’s capitol building.
The Confederate flag was important to Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old charged in the racist mass murder of nine African Americans in a historic black Charleston church this week. His license plate displayed the rebel flag of the Civil War.
He is said in police documents, to have believed in the inferiority of black people, who were employed mostly as slaves by South Carolina and other states in the South when they started a bloody revolution in 1861 to “protect their states rights” to enslave other human beings.
However, there are plenty of Southerners who see the flag as nothing more than an emblem of regional pride; the same way someone from New England might fly a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag on their front porch.
Meanwhile, others see the flying of the Confederate flag as a purposeful affront not only to African Americans but also to humanity in general.
What do you think?
YES WE SHOULD TAKE THE FLAG DOWN OVER CAPITAL BUILDINGS?
NO IT IS PART OF SOUTHERN HISTORY AND SHOULD STAY WHERE IT IS?
Post your vote in the comments section.