With a bit more ceremony than it probably deserved, the state of South Carolina removed the flag of the Confederacy from in front of the state capital Friday morning to the horror of surprisingly few people on Twitter where responses were overwhelmingly positive.
While the vote by South Carolina lawmakers was strongly for removing the flag associated with treason against the United States, some hardliners were still refusing to surrender 150 years after the war between the states ended.
A sampling of tweets below:
— The Post and Courier (@postandcourier) July 10, 2015
150 years of heritage and I just watched south Carolina permanently remove Confederate flag from capital. Sad this country has gone here
— silas barnabi (@Armyvet0215) July 10, 2015
— Sarah Palin News (@SarahPalinLinks) July 10, 2015
— sheila (@sheila4812) July 10, 2015
Kills me to see the Confederate flag come down in South Carolina…what the hell is our country coming to?
— Cyle Chapman (@CyleChapman) July 10, 2015
@nikkihaley I am ashamed of you. You mock the thousands of Confederate soldiers who gave their lives.
— Jill Shroyer (@jillshroyer) July 10, 2015
Does Nikki Haley think she just ended racism by taking something down, that has nothing to do with racism. But idiots connect it with racism
— Daulton Sandifer ™⚽ (@DSand_2_) July 10, 2015
I can't believe South Carolina took down their confederate flag…. That's sad
— Luka Dragacevac (@ldragacevac) July 10, 2015
It's a sad day in Dixie. Spineless Gov @nikkihaley is dividing us and destroying our heritage in the name of political correctness
— Deana Hawa Marr (@deananicolemarr) July 10, 2015
Editors at Breitbart.com had a whole other spin on the flag removal:
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) July 10, 2015
Left cheers removal of flag with almost no believers in its pro-slavery meaning, replacement with flag of oppression. pic.twitter.com/yXhBu37UBJ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 10, 2015