6.24.2015

Confederate Flag OUT, Mandatory Jefferson Davis Portrait IN

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA (The Nil Admirari) - Today, the South Carolina legislature banned the Confederate flag from state government in response to last week's racially motivated shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that killed nine black churchgoers. Governor Nikki Haley praised the move, but cautioned it involved compromising with the flag's supporters who demanded all homes and businesses in South Carolina hang a visible portrait of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

"We 'get it' now. The Confederate flag is a racist symbol that pays respect to the institution of slavery and those who defended it. Well, we found a way to take it down," said Haley, who helped push the deal.

Haley added, "this compromise is our response to yet another deadly shooting in America, and I believe it is right on the money."

A rectangular variant battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia battle flag. 
It is often referred to as the Confederate flag, as in this case. (Above)

"Requiring every residence and business in South Carolina to have a portrait of Jefferson Davis hanging on a wall was a small concession. Most Americans are completely ignorant of history and don't even know who Davis is," explained Haley.

The penalty for not having a visible portrait of Jefferson Davis hanging on a wall will be a $1861 fine and as many as five years in prison.

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