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Oh... and should someday the school students vote to return what has now been taken down, will it be met with the same acceptance?
University of Southern Mississippi (USM) 89,753,923
originally posted by: redoubt
Symbols are really just that; items that have positive or negative values placed upon them not because of what they do, but because of what people do who are connected to them by other people as if by an umbilical cord.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
Can someone tell me what the big deal is? College students usually aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer, so what they do is small compared to the world itself. They can take down the flag, they can remove it from campus. Heck, they can eliminate all references from their curriculum for all I care.
I've never seen a more self-absorbed generation. Maybe they can do selfies of themselves taking the flag down.
originally posted by: HighDesertPatriot
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Students always make the best, informed decisions, don't they? So smart, they are.
I live in Alabama, I'm not FROM Alabama.
Remind away as you choose but let me remind you that this was over a half-century ago.
Yesterday, in 1962? No. Today, in 2015? Yes.
More self-absorbed than say white Southerners, fighting tooth and nail to preserve the legality of oppression of non-whites, who made Confederate iconography more popular than it had been at any point since the end of the Civil War?
The people of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, on the 26th day of April, A.D., 1852, declared that the frequent violations of the Constitution of the United States, by the Federal Government, and its encroachments upon the reserved rights of the States, fully justified this State in then withdrawing from the Federal Union; but in deference to the opinions and wishes of the other slaveholding States, she forbore at that time to exercise this right. Since that time, these encroachments have continued to increase, and further forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
For twenty-five years this agitation has been steadily increasing, until it has now secured to its aid the power of the common Government. Observing the forms of the Constitution, a sectional party has found within that Article establishing the Executive Department, the means of subverting the Constitution itself. A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States, whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery. He is to be entrusted with the administration of the common Government, because he has declared that that "Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free," and that the public mind must rest in the belief that slavery is in the course of ultimate extinction.
This sectional combination for the submersion of the Constitution, has been aided in some of the States by elevating to citizenship, persons who, by the supreme law of the land, are incapable of becoming citizens; and their votes have been used to inaugurate a new policy, hostile to the South, and destructive of its beliefs and safety.