South Carolina -- still soft on treason:
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A proposal to have the bodies of eight Confederate sailors lie in state in the Capitol has drawn criticism from some who contend giving them the honor would be unfair and disrespectful.
The sailors' remains were recovered when the submarine H.L. Hunley was brought up in 2000 from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where it sank shortly after downing the Union blockade ship Housatonic in 1864. The Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship during a war.
A Hunley Commission member said no formal request has been made, but a Web site listing details of funeral plans had initially included two days in the Capitol....
The governor, speaker of the House and president pro tem of the Senate, who are all Republicans, have the power to decide who can lie in state. The head of the Senate, Glenn McConnell, is a Confederate re-enactor and is leading the effort to raise $40 million for a Hunley museum.
I love this part:
Other critics question the fairness of honoring Confederate soldiers while not giving U.S. soldiers the same treatment.
"We have had many in South Carolina who have given their lives," said state Rep. Joe Neal. "And we have not had this kind of recognition for them."
So they honor Confederates more than they honor South Carolinians who've fought for the U.S.? Great.
You know, next time they want to secede, we should just say "Be my guest" and tell them not to let the door hit their treasonous asses on the way out.