They can either accept [the flag] as a hate-filled symbol or a heritage symbol. [...] This can be — if they want to be — a tourist attraction for Hillsborough County and being part of Dixie.
I don't care if everybody here is from New Jersey, from Pennsylvania, from places north. They write things like, well, I've been living here for 25 years, like a blog comment I read the other day, I've been living here for 25 years, the lady said, and I always thought the South started at the Georgia line. Well, low and behold, guess what, we're here.
The indigenous southern people are here and have not been recognized for 20 years and now we're dab-burn gonna be recognized and we're going to be embraced or there's gonna be the dickens to pay for it.
[...] The flag is going to be flown. As long as I have breath in my body and am able to function and articulate. And even if I’m gone, it doesn’t make a difference, the flag is going up. The Southern community is just enamored with this project.