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RandySF

(63,060 posts)
Sat Dec 7, 2013, 12:37 AM Dec 2013

South Carolina Sheriff Refuses To Lower Flag For Mandela

Rick Clark, the sheriff of Pickens County, S.C., vowed on Friday to defy President Obama's order that U.S. flags be lowered to half staff in honor of deceased South African leader Nelson Mandela.

Clark made his promise in a Facebook post to keep flying the flag at the Pickens County Sheriff's Office at full height.

"I usually don't post political items, but today is different. I received this notification today, 'As a mark of respect for the memory of Nelson Mandela, the President orders that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff effective immediately until sunset, December 9, 2013,'" Clark wrote. "Nelson Mandela did great things for his country and was a brave man but he was not an AMERICAN!!! The flag should be lowered at our Embassy in S. Africa, but not here."

Clark said the flags at the Sheriff's Office were at half staff Friday to mourn a deceased deputy. Clark said the flag would remain at half mast Saturday to mark Pearl Harbor Day. After that, he said, he "ordered that the flag here at my office back up" (sic).

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/south-carolina-sheriff-vows-not-to-lower-flag-for-mandela

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South Carolina Sheriff Refuses To Lower Flag For Mandela (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2013 OP
Go away. Give us back our blue state money first. BlueJazz Dec 2013 #1
Give us back our blue state money first. I like that. nt silvershadow Dec 2013 #2
Hate burns one's soul kimbutgar Dec 2013 #3
Ok then you could have just not lowered the flag, no one would care seriously big baby Heather MC Dec 2013 #4
bet he wouldn't have had a problem if flags had been ordered at half-staff for Thatcher (n/t) Spider Jerusalem Dec 2013 #5
Dumb fuck SheilaT Dec 2013 #6
Small closed minded, little beady eyed, Cha Dec 2013 #7
He probably thinks Mandela Are_grits_groceries Dec 2013 #8
 

Heather MC

(8,084 posts)
4. Ok then you could have just not lowered the flag, no one would care seriously big baby
Sat Dec 7, 2013, 01:19 AM
Dec 2013

Funny he was an Amerikkan and yet one or our former Presidents, and a former VP, attempted to use their power to keep Mandela in prison.

The least we could do is lower a stupid flag, consider how we tried to fuck him over

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