Florida County Votes Unanimously To Fly Confederate Flag
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July 7, 2015

There's always got to be the one place where they buck the trends, right? Contrarian Marion County, Florida, is that place. Commissioners voted unanimously to put the confederate flag right back up the flagpole, with the excuse that it represents "history."

I suppose that "history" depends on which perspective you're looking through, doesn't it?

Salon:

Officials in Florida’s Marion County have decided to buck the national — not counting Mississippi — trend of removing the Confederate battle flag from government buildings by restoring the one they took down after the June shootings in Charleston, South Carolina.

At the Marion County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, “several” members of general public argued that the flag ought to be restored, and the commission voted to do exactly that.

Members of the commission assured the Ocala Star Banner’s Kristine Cane, however, that the flag would be accompanied by an informative display that would outline its historical significance.

At the time of its removal, a spokeswoman for Interim County Administrator Bill Kauffman said that it was necessary because of “perceived connotations of displaying the flag at governmental agencies.”

Here they are, raising it proudly:

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