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Speech of the Week

Nikki Haley

South Carolina and the Statehouse Flag

delivered 22 June 2015

"I want to talk a little bit about the heart of our State. I want to talk about the people of South Carolina Iím so proud to serve."

"We are a State that has held tight to our traditions and continue to grow and change in ways that move us forward. We were recently named the friendliest State in the country; and the most patriotic, too. American flags flap proudly from home to home in South Carolina."

"On matters of race, South Carolina has a tough history...That brings me to the subject of the confederate flag that flies on the statehouse grounds."

"For many people in our State the flag stands for traditions that are noble -- traditions of history, of heritage and of ancestry."

"Those South Carolinians view the flag as a symbol of respect, integrity, and duty. They also see it as a memorial: a way to honor ancestors who came to the service of their State during time of conflict."

"At the same time, for many others in South Carolina, the flag is a deeply offensive symbol of a brutally oppressive past."

"As a State, we can survive and indeed we can thrive as we have done whilst still being home to both of those viewpoints. We do not need to declare a winner and a loser here. We respect freedom of expression, and that for those who wish to show their respect for the flag on their private property, no one will stand in your way."

"But the statehouse is different."

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