Tuesday, January 16, 2007

It's a southern thing, get over it

Senator Joseph Biden has basically called on South Carolina's legislators to remove the Confederate flag off the state grounds. To me this is no different than book burnings. Just because a few people are offended by something does not give them the right to take something away from someone else.

In 2000, South Carolina legislators bowed down to pressure from the NCAAP and removed the flag from the Capital dome when the state thought that a boycott could hurt their tourism. S.C. has
since come under pressure to remove the flag completely from a Confederate monument on Capital grounds.

Biden expects legislators here will eventually move the flag. Pointing to his heart, he said, "as people become more and more aware of what it means to African-Americans here, this is only a matter of time." Biden, like Clinton, knows what it's like to be black.

Jim Hanks stood across from the Statehouse with about 35 Confederate flag supporters. "We love this flag. We love our heritage," said Hanks, of Lexington.

Some carried signs saying: "South Carolina does not want Chris Dodd," referring to the Connecticut senator who, along with Biden, attended the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People rally at the Statehouse.

I bet Biden will never point to his heart someday and 'become more and more aware' what it means to be southern.

Reminds me of a song.......'Well I hope Joe Biden will remember, a southern man don't need him around anyhow.'


QuakerDave said...

It really IS time to take that thing down and move on, isn't it?

WayneDawg said...


QuakerDave said...

They lost, remember?

WayneDawg said...

Yes, the Confederacy did lose, but you should be on the South’s side of this one QD; Lincoln illegally invaded a sovereign nation who legally separated themselves (per the Constitution) from the Union.