Gov. Nikki Haley and both US Senators from South Carolina have called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol, following the horrific shootings in a Charleston church. While every right thinking person condemns those racially motivated and hate-filled acts, for what they are, these political leaders have over reacted. Their motives are likely political. The battle flag represents the ancestors of many who fought and died with uncommon valor to protect their families, homes, culture and independence. Most of them never owned a slave, but fought under a banner that has become an international symbol for resistance to centralized government tyranny! PUT IT BACK, citizens of SC, PUT IT BACK !