The SC House of Representatives will begin today what should be the final debate on removal of the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds.
After a bill to remove the flag raced through the SC Senate in the last two days, garnering only three No votes, momentum is on the side of removing the flag.
But, the House may not be as easy even though the bill received first reading approval yesterday.
A total of 26 amendments to the bill are already filed with the possibility of more coming.
Some of the amendments deal with flags to replace the current one when it comes down.
Some are in the realm of the absurd – just like South Carolina politics most of the time.
One, I am told, calls for the American flag to be flown upside down when the Confederate flag is removed. This may not be as ridiculous as it first sounds.
Flying the American flag upside down is an international signal of distress. That seems very appropriate in an area near the statehouse.