#Confederate flag issue grows

By now, everyone knows about the recent shootings in Charleston, SC.  Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. What followed was another dispute over the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina State House.  While a vote in (the year) 2000 moved it from the top of the building to an area on the grounds, many people have wanted it removed completely. On Monday, the flag moved one step closer to removal.  South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference in which she called for the removal of the … Continue reading #Confederate flag issue grows

The Pledge of Allegiance brings people together…doesn’t it?

I had to share this link. I went to PBHS, and I now wonder if that’s a good thing. People need to remember that Americans came from all over the world. We can still honor this country while honoring our own heritage. I am German, Russian, Irish and Polish – and I am proud to be ALL of those. I have friends from all over the planet, and I see them as my friend. I don’t understand what’s wrong with that. There are those that say that the Pledge of Allegiance should only be said in American because we are … Continue reading The Pledge of Allegiance brings people together…doesn’t it?

The LGBT community wants to remind you of something

Last week, a federal judge struck down the ban on same-sex marriage in South Carolina. It was the last state in the 4th District to change.  Of course, SC Attorney General Wilson immediately filed an appeal trying to get the ban to stay. There’s just one problem for him.  Doesn’t he realize that the appeal is going to the 4th District, which already lifted the ban? I realize that South Carolina, and many of its citizens, want the state’s laws to remain the same and they don’t like change – on many issues, not just this one.  But, this is … Continue reading The LGBT community wants to remind you of something