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As the nation mourns the terrorist attack by Dylan Roof in South Carolina, the pressure is building for the State of South Carolina to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from its Capitol Building grounds.

But what does the CSA Battle flag represent? What is it’s actual legacy?

Houston ChronicleIn Texas, the Supreme Court of the United States rules that the State can bar the Sons of Confederate Veterans from putting the CSA Battle Flag on license plates issued on their behalf by the State of Texas. Is it about free speech, or “Government speech? And what happened to cause a Conservative Justice to agree that Texas could bar the Flag from its license plates?

History cannot be molded into easily accepted conventions. If you study history and are 100% comfortable with everything you learn, you missed something. So how can history help us grapple with what to do about the CSA Battle Flag?

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Posted on June 22, 2015, in News & Notes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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