Fri Jun 15 07:38:46 2001
I agree with you, Mike, a case of passive indifference. But, if they (the state of Illinois) do not have the resources to take care of the flags, why not offer to send them back to their respective states. Or invite historians in to inspect the flags condition and see if they can be salvaged for museum purposes.
Of course, if ya'll are going to throw conspiracy theories around, could the recent "Confederate flag over the state capitols" flack have anything to do with the fact that Illinois does not want to admit to the holding of more Confederate battle flags? Are they afraid Southerners will once again rally 'round the flag?