~~June 26, 2015~~
UNCLE SAM: THE TIME HAS COME
A strong push to remove the Confederate battle flag from Capitol grounds in South Carolina and Alabama — as well as the shelves of major retailers — was sparked by the racially motivated killings of nine people inside a historic black church last week.
Long a controversial symbol, the flag can be seen in photos of the accused shooter, Dylann Roof. Roof, 21, used a “Stars and Bars” license plate holder on his car and can be seen waving the battle flag in other shots. Roof’s apparent embrace of the flag has energized its opponents and caused some politicians to rethink their previous support for its use.
Over the years, the Confederate battle flag has come to mean different things to different people in politics and pop culture. To many, it is emblematic of slavery, racism and the bloody battles that made the Civil War the deadliest conflict in U.S. history. But supporters of the flag say they see it as a memorial to slain Confederate soldiers.
“As it appears in … full read/full credit … excellent article
In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday, June 26, that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority in the historic decision, said gay and lesbian couples had a fundamental right to marry.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family,” he wrote. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”
The decision, which was the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, set off celebrations across the country and the first same-sex marriages in several states. It came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with polls indicating that most Americans now approve of the unions.
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
#PictureSaysThousandWords #ThisOneScreams #ConfederateFlag #Symbol #Heritage #History #Historical #Washington #Constitution #RightToSameSexMarriage #JusticeAnthonyMKennedy #LawOfTheLand #FastMovingChanges #PublicOpinion #Cartoon #AndyMarlette #Cartoonist #EditorialCartoonist #PensacolaNewsJournal #FloridaSocietyNewspaperEditors #OrlandoSentinel #SanfordFlorida #PoliticalCartoon #UniversityOfFlorida
#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress
We ALL are ONE!!