Well, I'll be....
Thank you Gov. Nikki Haley.
150 years after the war that began in Charleston, your announcement today to finally rid the state capitol grounds of the flag of the slave state rebellion may begin the closure we need as part of the long healing process.
The feelings for the Confederate battle flag seemed as divisive as the war itself. The fact the flag has been embraced and flown by racist extremists has finally sunk in.
Let the descendants of Confederate soldiers privately fly it in commemoration. That is fitting.
What is clearly NOT fitting is for a state to fly it over the descendants of slaves and over their appropriate objections.
The removal of the flag is a small, but not insignificant, consolation for the recent church massacre.
I hope the terrorist thug can see this event from his cell, and know that his evil plan had backfired.
It's not justice, but it represents a people's united revulsion against the racist and his slaughter of innocents.
Let this be fair warning to the rest of the racist sociopaths around the country. We reject your hate, your racism, your ignorance, and your entire un-American cult of evil.