Hat tip Red State
Now that the debate over the presence of the Confederate flag that flies in front of the South Carolina statehouse is in full swing, it is time to bring some perspective lest this become a Democratic partisan issue.
Item: SC Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, is calling for the flag to be removed. In that, she is supported by both SC senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, both Republicans.
Item: If you want to know why it is flying there in the first place, look no further than former US senator and SC governor Ernest Hollings-Democrat. The below article in Red State not only gives us the backdrop for the flag in South Carolina, but also in Arkansas under former governor Bill Clinton.
So since Ms Clinton is now weighing in and calling for the flag to be taken down in South Carolina, hopefully, some intrepid reporter will ask her why she didn't support similar measures when she was first lady of Arkansas.
Just for the record, I also support taking down the Confederate flag in South Carolina and anywhere else it flies in southern state capitols. In the past, I have preferred to let Southerners decide this issue and I still do, but my hopes are that they will consign this flag to their museums. Only two flags should fly - the US and the respective state flags. The Confederate flag does not represent black Southerners.