I fail to see any of the logic involved in either the current debate or as to why the rebel flag has ever been flown over public buildings. Its an open sign of resistance to the government. A battle flag of the losing side of the resistance. What other country does that?
I live and grew up in the South but the rebel flag has always represented racism and death to me, to say otherwise is to deny history and the man who made the flags own words.
As a people we are fighting maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would thus be emblematical of our cause. ~William T. Thompson