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The Democratic candidate to be Georgia's next governor explained her presence Tuesday at a 1992 protest that included a burning of the state flag

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Abrams, who would be the first black female governor in the country if elected, participated in a protest that included flag-burning on the steps of the Georgia Capitol when she was a freshman at Spelman College in Atlanta. Her involvement in the protest came to light just before Abrams is set to debate her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, on Tuesday and two weeks before Georgians head to the polls to decide which candidate will govern the state. The New York Times earlier reported on Abrams's involvement in the protests Monday.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/23/politics/stacey-abrams-flag-burning-protest/index.html


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56 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Abrams, who would be the first black female governor in the country if elected, participated in a protest that included flag-burning on the steps of the Georgia Capitol when she was a freshman at Spelman College in Atlanta. Her involvement in the protest came to light just before Abrams is set to debate her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, on Tuesday and two weeks before Georgians head to the polls to decide which candidate will govern the state. The New York Times earlier reported on Abrams's involvement in the protests Monday.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/23/politics/stacey-abrams-flag-burning-protest/index.html

Not surprising. She is pure and simple a poverty pimp and nothing more. Some of the long term civil rights leaders in GA are starting to question her,

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It might not matter so much to the posters here, but the flag in question was the old flag - as the headline fully says and is omitted here ''..which contained the confederate battle flag design" and was mired in controversy since segregationists sought to change it in the 50s. It took until 2001 to get it changed back to roughly it's former and appropriate design. The governor at the period of time which she was a student participating in such protests, was also fighting to get the flag changed. But in a democratic fashion voters took to a referendum to finally settle what the flag should be.


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4 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

It might not matter so much to the posters here, but the flag in question was the old flag - as the headline fully says and is omitted here ''..which contained the confederate battle flag design" and was mired in controversy since segregationists sought to change it in the 50s. It took until 2001 to get it changed back to roughly it's former and appropriate design. The governor at the period of time which she was a student participating in such protests, was also fighting to get the flag changed. But in a democratic fashion voters took to a referendum to finally settle what the flag should be.

fair enough assessment. She is still a far left radical that is being questioned by many civil rights leaders in the state. 

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1 hour ago, yuna628 said:

It might not matter so much to the posters here, but the flag in question was the old flag - as the headline fully says and is omitted here ''..which contained the confederate battle flag design" and was mired in controversy since segregationists sought to change it in the 50s. It took until 2001 to get it changed back to roughly it's former and appropriate design. The governor at the period of time which she was a student participating in such protests, was also fighting to get the flag changed. But in a democratic fashion voters took to a referendum to finally settle what the flag should be.

nice assumption about the posters here, you did not mention it here, but did that contemporary governor burn the flag or just protest it?


 

 

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53 minutes ago, Randyandyuni said:

nice assumption about the posters here, you did not mention it here, but did that contemporary governor burn the flag or just protest it?

It was the state flag with the old confederate emblem on it, just to be clear

 

IShe is a professional race hustler. She founded some voter registration Non Profit, that paid her big $$$ and accomplished little. Yet she is 50 grand behind on her taxes and more than that in credit card and student loan debt.

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1 hour ago, Marty Byrde said:

It was the state flag with the old confederate emblem on it, just to be clear

 

IShe is a professional race hustler. She founded some voter registration Non Profit, that paid her big $$$ and accomplished little. Yet she is 50 grand behind on her taxes and more than that in credit card and student loan debt.

I realized in was the state flag


 

 

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2 hours ago, Randyandyuni said:

nice assumption about the posters here, you did not mention it here, but did that contemporary governor burn the flag or just protest it?

I think the gist I'm getting from the article is that the lady in question attended the protest where a flag was burned. It does not state that she held a match to a flag herself. From a libertarian perspective we have a right to protest and flag burning, while offended by some is also a protected action. This was a serious issue for those in that state back then. The governor attempted to change the flag during that time but the legislature refused, which is one of the reasons why it took so long to finally have it changed, and ultimately a referendum was later put to state residents. The flag thing, as I said was a problem for the state since the 1950s, and it marked a painful period in history for many.

 

I get that she is not liked, nor is her politics some on this forum enjoy, but mountains get made out of molehills.


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You justified her actions by saying the governor also protested the flag, I questioned whether you considered the governor amongst those supporting the burning of the state flag, I don't know the answer either but his presence in protesting does not mean he was simarly swayed in his level of protest, I am all for equal rights but would not throw bricks at a policeman defending free speech, I am less motivated or more restrained?


 

 

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4 minutes ago, Randyandyuni said:

You justified her actions by saying the governor also protested the flag, I questioned whether you considered the governor amongst those supporting the burning of the state flag, I don't know the answer either but his presence in protesting does not mean he was simarly swayed in his level of protest, I am all for equal rights but would not throw bricks at a policeman defending free speech, I am less motivated or more restrained?

Umm I think you may have misunderstood my prior statement. Perhaps it's because I was in a rush at the time and lacked clarifying punctuation? I was not meaning to imply the governor protested the flag, or was joining in protesting, or even was at that particular protest. Stuff regarding the flag and that time frame is pretty well documented if you search around. The governor did agree with the spirit of many of those protesting at the time that the flag should absolutely be changed. Nor was I justifying her actions beyond the fact it is an allowable right. Her being at a protest does not mean that she lit the match, you know? That's all I'm merely saying.


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1 minute ago, Randyandyuni said:

I understood you completely, you were attempting to insulate her by saying a previous governor was also against the Confederate battle flag being part of the state flag

Insulate? I don't think I need to insulate her. What happened.. happened. I was just explaining context, which is important. Facts are facts man. The fact is protesting that flag started from the 1950s onward. This event happened in 1992, I'm sure there were many more events than just that one. There were many who had enough political courage to agree that a change was needed, and that's why eventually a vote happened. If a protest she attended in 1992 is something that bothers the voters of Georgia enough, we'll find out.


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