Thursday, July 9, 2015

South Carolina Votes to Remove Confederate Flag - UpDate: #ConfederateTakeDown

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General Lee Surrenders in 1865.
South Carolina GOP Surrenders in 2015

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UPDATE: The flag came down right on time Friday July 10th at 10 a.m.


Original Post on Flag Debate in House

After some crazy debate in the South Carolina Legislature until one in the morning, with impassioned speeches from both Republicans and Democrats, the House finally agreed to pass the clean Senate Bill to take down the Confederate Flag on the statehouse lawn by Friday.

Today, Governor Nikki Haley signed the bill into law, and tomorrow morning both the flag and the pole are coming down!

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