by: the Common Constitutionalist
Everyone who isn’t talking about the finish at the U.S. Open, it seems is talking or writing about the controversy that appears once again to pit left against right. I’m talking about South Carolina continuing to fly the Confederate flag.
When I was attending the University of South Carolina in the capital Columbia, I ventured downtown frequently and can honestly say I never noticed the Confederate flag there, although it must have been.
When I was a kid, I distinctly recall owning a Confederate flag. I don’t remember where I got it, who gave it to me, or what happened to it, but I know I had one. As it turns out, it didn’t cause me to hate blacks, become a white supremacist or shoot up at church, but I digress.
Politicians, some pundits and presidential candidates who think they can attempt to ride the fence by dancing around the topic are saying the decision to fly the CSA flag is up to South Carolinians. In other words, they either haven’t the knowledge to speak of it, which is sad, or the courage to say, which is more sad, or both. read more