5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2015
A blog I seldom miss, Cranky Old Man wrote a post, "Relax, its just a flag", that had me fooled for a moment as to his leanings. He can be tricky. Then he posted a picture at the end that clarified his intent.
The recent events in South Carolina have stunned and horrified most of us. I come from a long line of southerners who were white supremacists. Somehow I never bought into their leanings. Though I qualify to be a Daughter of the Confederacy, I have yet to join. Neither have I joined the DAR for similar reasons--those wars are over.
Recently an activist climbed the flag pole in South Carolina and removed the Stars and Bars (Confederate flag) that flew over the state building. Some cheered but I did not. Yes I want those flags removed from state buildings but I have faith in the law and the will of the people. Florida solved the problem quite nicely. Jeb Bush took down the flag and put it in a museum where it belongs.
I am sure it will soon be just the Stars and Stripes plus a state flag in South Carolina but it should be done legally. We are a nation of laws as the Supreme Court just decided.
Kind of wish Arkansas would tweak their state flag.
I have absolutely no problem with people flying the Confederate flag in their front yard, from their business, adoring their vehicles, wearing it on their backs or as a tattoo. This is America after all. It just doesn't not belong flying over state buildings which should represent all people, not just some.
In fact I appreciate it when individuals do display the flag. It lets me recognize those I don't really care to get to know better.
It is like my very favorite and just plain funny Irish Blessing.
"May those that love us, love us,
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he can't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we will know them by their limping."
Too bad we all can't just get along but for now, that flag is as definitive as a deity inflicted limp.
at 5:01 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti