Skip to comments.Confederate Flag To Fly Once Again At South Carolina Capital
Posted on 07/10/2018 1:13:07 PM PDT by Eddie01
Following the social unrest over Confederate flags, statues and symbols in 2015, a lot of southerners and their supporters around the country were rather unhappy with the results. (Regular readers already know you can count me among their ranks.) One of the most high-profile battles in that struggle took place at the capitol in South Carolina. There, the Confederate Battle Flag was finally lowered for the last time on July 10th of that year.
Now, three years later, the flag is flying again at least for a few hours. Some sons (and daughters) of the South are raising a temporary flagpole to fly the colors as a reminder that they are still there and not going away any time soon. (Associated Press)
The South Carolina Secessionist Party says it will fly the Confederate flag on a temporary pole for several hours Tuesday.
The day marks the third anniversary of the state removing the Confederate flag that flew on a pole on the Statehouse front lawn for 15 years. Lawmakers decision was prompted by the killing of nine black worshippers in a racist attack at a Charleston church.
Three years ago when that flag and its pole were brought down I wrote a lengthy essay on the value of tradition and southern culture and how the forces of political correctness had abducted the flag for their own purposes. That essay wound up resulting in one of the largest floods of emails Id ever received, primarily from southerners who seemed amazed that a born and bred Yankee like me could actually get it and expressing their gratitude. My opinion on the subject hasnt changed since then.
I do want to bring up a few points about the folks organizing this event, however. I wasnt previously familiar with them. The group raising the flag is the South Carolina Secessionist Party and they plan to keep repeating this demonstration every year on July 10th so a year wont pass without the Confederate flag flying.
I looked into the SCCPs website to learn more about them and found a few surprises. First of all, theyre a registered political party, albeit not one of the larger ones. If you read the various planks in their platform, youll find some predictably conservative views. They stand up for southern traditions and values. Theyre pro-life, in favor of entitlement reform, opposed to political correctness and against racial discrimination. They support school choice, the Second Amendment and strong borders. In short, this could be the about page for any number of conservative think tanks around the country.
Do you know what the one thing they dont seem to mention is? Secession. Theres not a single thing I could find on their website about seceding from the nation. (Well aside from the word being in their name and all.) Actually, they just seem to want to improve and defend South Carolina as part of the United States. So whats with the name? People not wanting to secede but calling themselves the Secessionist Party seems like founding a beagle rescue group aimed at people who dont own or particularly like beagles.
All jokes aside, best of luck to them. Fly the flag and stand for the goodness, pride and traditions of the South, ladies and gentlemen.
I hope so....And put all the statues back.
Nikki’s gonna get picky when she finds out.
However, she is no longer Governor, therefore no longer in the Driver Seat.
Shouldn't that be SCSP - South Carolina Secessionist Party? Where's a copy editor when you need one?
If this is a decent party, I have no problems with it. Unfortunately, the formerly respectable "League of the South" has gone full-bore racialist/anti-Jewish. This means I no longer have any respect for them.
As a southerner I’ve never flown the battle flag carried into battle by Democrats in Tennessee and Kentucky. :)
What, exactly, does one have to do with the other?
Long may She Wave, History is important
Dont attempt to erase history!..
Linda’s gonna throw a fit.
I saw a Confederate flag decal on an SUV this AM-—here in Massachusetts-———Mass license plate.
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With all due respect to Jazz Shaw, the headline should be:
Confederate Flag To Fly Once Again At South Carolina Capital For a Few Hours
You see them in Maine as well.
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