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Sign this petition to keep the confederate flag a part of Southern History in Carroll County

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"No matter what you think of the Confederate Flag and any messages it may carry – heritage not hate, or blatant racism – no one can deny that the symbol of the Old South is coming down all across Dixie. It has come down from the South Carolina State Capitol Building. Virginia’s Governor has removed it from license plates. Several major retailers are doing away with the “stars and bars.”

Some say it is a kneejerk reaction to the tragedy in Charleston, S.C. in which a white man gunned down and killed nine African-American churchgoers. Others say the tragedy is simply just the impetus for a change that has been long overdue. Regardless, the conversation is starting to heat up in Carroll County of what should be done about the Confederate Flag.

The debate actually circles back to 10 years ago when the Carroll County Board of Supervisors voted to allow the Confederate Flag and other American War-era flags to be flown on 15-20 different dates throughout the year at the Historic Carroll County Courthouse. Local historian Gary Marshall vehemently opposed the decision at that time. Now he contends is the time Carroll County needs to join others across the south in taking down a symbol he says is blatantly racist." -The Carroll News

If you believe that Carroll County should stand their ground and come to the realization that this flag is still a sign of Southern pride and a mark on American history then please sign this petition! If you would like Carroll County to stand up for respecting our past then please join with me? please don't let Carroll County falter to the level of changing our ways just because everything is changing around us! Don't let us be just another County who did what was "expected" of us

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