South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill on Wednesday which requires the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol. That sparked a nationwide debate about the flag’s place in American culture. That forgiveness and grace set off another action: an action of compassion, by people all across South Carolina and all across this country. House representatives debated more than 50 possible amendments and passed the third reading around 1 a.m. Thursday.
“The people of Charleston deserve immediate and swift removal of that flag from these grounds”.
As South Carolina prepares to remove the Confederate flag from its statehouse, the government from which that state once tried to secede is still trying to figure out what to do about Confederate flags in its national parks. We are a state that believes in history.
With the 94-20 early morning House vote, the last major hurdle to the flag’s departure was lifted.
The bill’s passage followed 13 hours of debate on the topic, which has long been a hot-button issue in the United States due to the belief by some that the flag is a symbol of segregation.
“The Confederate flag is coming off the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse”, Haley said. Clementa Pickney, Emanuel’s top pastor, in the shooting, responded by voting overwhelmingly this week to take the flag down. I’m sorry, I have heard enough about heritage.
“Well, I think it’s always been due to come down”, Webb said.
South Carolina was not the only state that faced such a ban.
Beyond historic significance, the removal of the flag could lead to an economic boost for the state, as Scott said that the next step for the NAACP is to lift their suggested boycott by certain organizations, including the NCAA.
For decades, African-Americans and others have demanded the flag come down.
She had been to the funerals of the nine worshipers shot dead inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church by racially motivated gunman Dylann Roof.
Debate dragged on into early Thursday, as legislators voted one by one to knock down the some 27 proposed amendments. Then, the banner will be taken to the Confederate Relic Room for display.
“The Confederate flag symbolizes more than the Civil War and the slavery era”, he wrote in a 1991 law journal titled “Driving Dixie Down: Removing the Confederate Flag from Southern State Capitols”. Dig up the state flower bed.
The NCAA still allowed FCS playoff games and other regional tournaments in the state during the ban as they fell under a category of events that were the result of seeding within a tournament.
Each proposal put lawmakers further away from a vote on the bill itself. And she was still bereft.
“The flag has been adopted knowingly and consciously by government officials seeking to assert their commitment to black subordination”, he said.
“Flags should unite us and bring us together, not divide us”. Opponents of the flag have called for years for its removal from Statehouse grounds, and South Carolina lawmakers this week voted to take it down.
“For the widow of Sen”. Picnkney and his two young daughters, that would be adding insult to injury.
It stems from the recent tragedy after nine black churchgoers, including a state senator, were gunned down during bible study last month.