Brad Warthen, in today's State newspaper has reminded all South Carolinians that it's time to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse.
This is not about the NAACP, economic development or whether Steve Spurrier is a good coach. It's about a symbol that has meaning far greater than than a mere piece of cloth. It stands for rebellion against the Constitution, the Republic, and the declaration that "all men are created equal." It stands for a stubborn insistence that bravery in war equals justice, that heritage trumps righteousness and that what has always been is what should always be.
This is about doing what's right. And we shouldn't need the NAACP or any outside group to tell us what's right. Because we know that the Confederate flag flying above the State House grounds is just plain wrong.
Take it down now!