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South Carolina Sheriff Refuses Presidential Order to Lower Flag for Mandela

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Jonas

4 months ago

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Source: KTLA


December 07, 2013


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    ChiefDC501

    4 months ago

    1462 Comments

    Maybe if he had shown the same respect toward former Prime Minister Thatcher he wouldn't be in this discussion? But then ovrr the last 60-70 years what has England done for us

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    snhadley

    4 months ago

    1186 Comments

    Bump Dave!!!!

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    snhadley

    4 months ago

    1186 Comments

    Bump Elite and Lana, if it were not for so called terrorist's America as we know it would not exist. Terrorist and Terrorism is in the eye of the beholder!

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    SE851

    4 months ago

    18330 Comments

    Might I expound on this issue.Frankly there is a certain amount of respect due to this man and to anybody who reaches such a pinnacle.Yes the President of our country,as well as governors and Mayors do direct that flags be lowered for a specific amount of time.Even if a person were unpopular ,to some, the office itself deserves respect.By the same token we must respect the rights of the Sheriff for doing what he did or for whatever reason he did it.Valid points made by all.It is sometime difficult to recognize a hero till he/she,is gone.Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln and Mother Teresa come to mind.

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    delano388

    4 months ago

    4318 Comments

    Props to the Sheriff

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    Elite1grey

    4 months ago

    1616 Comments

    and before you start saying terrorist remember there is a very respected man that would have been considered a terrorist by England when he lead our troops for our freedom his name is George Washington

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    Elite1grey

    4 months ago

    1616 Comments

    you have to respect a man that after all those years in prison to come out and not hate but still love his country and become president and not punish those that hated him because of his colour R.I.P.

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    LanaNJ

    4 months ago

    6250 Comments

    For Clarity)

    November 22, 2013, 5: 03 AM

    Nov. 23, 1963: Harry Reasoner reports how people in other nations received the news of President Kennedy's assassination. One of the greatest Presidents, imo.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jfk-assassination-the-world-mourns/

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    luke3302

    4 months ago

    922 Comments

    Actually there were more than 90 different nationalities that were victims of the 9/11 attacks.

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    LanaNJ

    4 months ago

    6250 Comments

    Bump-snhadley!

    (great comment below)

    "When 9/11 happened, many other countries lowered their flags in solidarity with us.

    When Kennedy was shot and killed,(nearly) every country lowered their flags in his honor.

    England rang their Tenor Bell every minute, an honor reserved for the royalty.

    It's about respect. I understand he's not American. But the victims of 9/11 weren't Irish, or English, or French citizens, and Kennedy wasn't a Briton.

    They all got respect."

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    snhadley

    4 months ago

    1186 Comments

    Presidents often order that American flags be lowered for the deaths of American leaders, but the list of foreign dignitaries whose deaths have been honored is relatively short. They include:
    1.Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa (2013)
    2.Pope John Paul II (2005)
    3.King Hussein of Jordan (1999)
    4.Yitzhak Rabin, prime minister of Israel (1995)
    5.Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt (1981

    Hmmm, I agree that that honor should be reserved for Americans. However, It has been done before, I think I will stop there!

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    IowaNinersFan

    4 months ago

    15262 Comments

    Props to the Sheriff.

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    SE851

    4 months ago

    18330 Comments

    Well,seeing as how Barack Hussein is NOT the elected sheriff of this county I firmly believe this is the option of the man who is the duly elected Sheriff.Is it ok , Mr. President, if I wear my uniform gray pants to work today? Thank you.

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    GrayPanther

    4 months ago

    1244 Comments

    GOOD for the Sheriff!

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