I do not want to see the Confederate flag or have statues to Confederate icons near any government building - statehouse, courthouse, etc. - nothing near any city, town, state government or the federal government in DC. These symbols represent hatred and oppression of black people. I also don't want to hear any government officials speaking words praising them. These symbols should be moved to museums dedicated to the Civil War. That said, I also support the First Amendment right to free speech so if private individuals want to proudly proclaim their stupidity, that's their right.