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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 02:00 PM

SC lawmakers discussing Confederate flag’s removal; Haley to hold 4 p.m. news conference

Source: The Charlotte Observer

COLUMBIA, SC - Gov. Nikki Haley plans a news conference Monday afternoon amid growing speculation that South Carolina leaders are ready to call for removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds.

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Haley, a Lexington Republican, is meeting with state political leaders Monday ahead of her 4 p.m. news conference. The office of House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Darlington, confirmed he is meeting with Haley at 1 p.m.

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State Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, said Monday lawmakers have been on the phone in recent days talking about the Confederate flag.

Smith said there is a “growing consensus among lawmakers – House, Senate, Republicans and Democrats” – to resolve the flag issue before the next legislative session begins.

Smith said lawmakers have the ability vote on removing the flag this summer by amending a resolution that has allowed them to continue working after the regular session ended in early June.



Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article25160845.html



South Carolina Politicians Call for the Confederate Flag to Come Down

Local religious and political leaders joined forces today to call for the South Carolina state general assembly to remove the Confederate battle flag still flying at the state capitol after last week's deadly shooting spree at a Charleston, South Carolina, church.

"The time has come to remove this symbol of hate and division from our state capitol," said the Rev. Nelson Rivers, who is a member of the National Action Network and the pastor at a local Baptist church.

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Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said that while the flag was originally used to commemorate South Carolina residents who died during the Civil War, "years and years ago [it] was appropriated as a symbol of hate," he said today.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/south-carolina-politicians-call-confederate-flag/story?id=31944646

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herding cats Jun 2015 OP
HassleCat Jun 2015 #1
herding cats Jun 2015 #2
meow2u3 Jun 2015 #4
misterhighwasted Jun 2015 #3
vkkv Jun 2015 #5
LovingA2andMI Jun 2015 #6
rocktivity Jun 2015 #7
YOHABLO Jun 2015 #8

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 02:04 PM

1. Sharpen my skates!

 

Because they're playing ice hockey in hell right now. They could still do the wrong thing, but they are actually considering doing the right thing. That's bold stuff in a state where taking down the rebel rag is like poking at a hornet nest.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 02:21 PM

2. It looks like we may all need to get our skating gear prepped.

I'm not convinced yet, but it's beginning to look a bit more like it possibly could be a pending blizzard in hell.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 03:08 PM

4. I'll have to BUY skates

before I sharpen them. I have to prepare for the infernal hockey game somehow.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 02:25 PM

3. How bout adding a Hate Crime Law while your at it, Gov Haley

Good on the Flag removal.
But it is just a symbol afterall.
Now start changing the racist mentality of those who support it. also.

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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 03:47 PM

5. Please be more ACCURATE, adopt the WHITE FLAG of SURRENDER instead n/t

 

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 03:50 PM

6. We Predicted She Would Use....

The Executive Order Power of her Office, to remove the flag immediately.....

Op/Ed: Governor Nikki Haley Can Take Down South Carolina's Confederate Flag

How can South Carolina's Governor Nikki Haley remove the State's Symbol of Hate, the Confederate Flag from its' Capitol Grounds immediately? By Issuing an Executive Order.

Any Governor in America's 50 States has the Right to Issue an Executive Order, regardless to what the state law says. In fact, in clear defiance of South Carolina's Complied State Laws to be exact.

"Executive orders as issued by the governor are not laws, but do have the same binding nature. Executive orders are usually based on existing constitutional or statutory powers of the Governor and do not require any action by the state legislature to take effect.

Executive orders are numbered sequentially for a calendar year and may address agency closings due to inclement weather, may call the legislature into special session, may address county or city officials who have violated their elected positions."

http://dc.statelibrary.sc.gov/handle/10827/22



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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 07:48 PM

8. So how many lives had to be lost to get a flag to come down from the capital?

 

How many innocent lives have to be lost to get guns out of our public sphere? I guess a hell of a lot more.

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