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[–] Immoral_Man 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I don't mind them removing it up from the State building. I more take issue with department stores and shopping outlets refusing to sell it now, and people campaigning to have it removed from museums. Curtailing access to a product that people should have a right to buy and white guilt laden revisionist history won't help anyone.

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[–] jayenomics [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It is well within their right to not sell the symbol though. I'm sure plenty of places are still selling it.

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[–] Immoral_Man 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They'd have more of a leg to stand on if the online distributors that stopped selling it removed all their Nazi memorabilia as well, and Walmart didn't make ISIS cakes. It's a reactionary move to placate the public outcry. They might as well stop carrying all offensive and unsavory materials at this point if they want to be consistent.

Companies are well within their right to fire you for words that you say, because the 1st Amendment only extends so far. It's the principle of free speech that they're infringing on, and it's the principle that many people believe in. Even though these companies are well within their right to do as they please, I would argue on principle that they are wrong, but that's just my personal opinion.

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[–] X_805 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't mind them removing it up from the State building.

What they should have done was sold the war memorial to a private historical group rather than take a flag down.