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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 08:01 AM

Commissioners want Confederate flag surrendered at Ingham County Fair

FRIDAY, Aug. 9 — The Stars and Bars may have made their last stand at the Ingham County Fair.

County Commissioners Thomas Morgan and Derrell Slaughter are seeking a county ordinance that would bar the sale of Confederate memorabilia along with other symbols that stoke ethnic hatred, such as swastikas and white power symbols.

“I was at the fair and saw the table with the various Confederate flag trash,” Morgan said. “We are seeing the rise of white nationalism across the country led by our president. We can’t give any quarter to these people.”

The fair closed Sunday, which is when Morgan noticed the flags and promised action against the flag on Facebook, a post that generated dozens of comments.

Morgan said it’s not a free-speech issue. He supports the right of anyone to wear a Confederate flag shirt “and look like an idiot.” But fair vendors pay the county to sell their wares at the county event, and therefore the county has indirectly profited from the sale of “hate symbols.”

Read more: https://www.lansingcitypulse.com/stories/commissioners-want-confederate-flag-surrendered-at-ingham-county-fair,13130


Confederate paraphernalia on display at the 2019 Ingham County Fair that county Commissioners Derrell Slaughter and Thomas Morgan want to ban as offensive.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 08:16 AM

1. It's about time. Michigan fought for the Union side, for chrissakes. That crap has no

historical relevance in our state, even to those closet bigots who claim it's "part of our history." It's NOT. Michiganders died fighting troops flying that thing. WTF?!?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 12:29 PM

3. Bravo!

I’m from Texas and people from my state DID fight for the Confederacy, but that flimsy reed of “historical relevance” doesn’t exist north of the Ohio River save as ID for white supremacists (And even then many Texans were nowhere NEAR the Lone Star State between 1861 and 1865).

Trash them or tear them into something useful like wash rags.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 09:17 AM

2. Bravo.

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