South Carolina

Dennis Putnam, Jr. dput at BELLSOUTH.NET
Tue Jul 27 20:06:04 MDT 1999

I also heard that there was a phone in poll conducted and the votes were 95%
to keep the flag right were it is.  In fact they said their phone systems
crashed because it couldn't handle all the in coming calls.  Why don't they
simply put it to a vote and let the people decide?

Dennis Putnam, Jr.

Jim Nantz wrote:

> Dennis Jr, let me try to explain what the deal is with the Confederate
> battle flag.  Considering my Southern heritage I believe I can help.
> People in the South tend to place a high value on tradition.
> Traditionally Southerners have a lot of respect for people who have
> fought and died to protect their families and their homes.  To many
> Southerners the Confederate flag represents the sacrifce made by these
> men who were defending their families, their states and their way of
> life.
> Organizations such as the NAALCP who are in the business of exploiting
> racism for profit are trying to make a big issue out of this.
> One final thought.  It's up to the people of South Carolina to decide
> what to do about this issue.  Not long before the last election Governor
> Beasley suggested a compromise where the Confederate flag would be
> removed from the state capitol and flown over a memorial to the
> Confederate soldiers.  Governor Beasley lost the election.

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