Again, I'm not objecting to the removal of that specific symbol. My reason for my most recent posting prior to this one was because of what you had written about the rainbow and how it has had a different significance in your mind.
Let me tell you a true story about how a movement to abolish a symbol resulted in the proliferation of that symbol.
I lived in the state of Georgia near Atlanta for almost 13 years. During that time, Georgia changed its state flag twice. In the basement of Georgia's state capitol, there is a historical display which includes one of Georgia's flags from the time of the CSA. It was based on the national flag of the CSA which looked like this:
Today, Georgia's flag looks like this:
Until 1993, it would not have been legal for Georgia to use this flag!
The reason that Georgia is now able to use this flag is because of an effort to prevent the flag shown in the first picture from being restricted by patent to the "Daughters of the Confederacy."
Carol Moseley-Braun felt that if Congress renewed the patent of the Daughters of the Confederacy that this would be the equivalent of endorsing this symbol. There were warnings at the time that a failure to renew the patent would cause this symbol to enter the Public Domain.
A few years later, the state of Georgia was looking for a new flag that would quiet a controversy that had been boiling for several years. Because the use of this symbol was no longer restricted, Georgia now uses that symbol.
The moral (if you will) of this story is that symbols are interchangeable. The symbol is not the problem. The problem is the ATTITUDE of those who use a symbol because of a motivation which is dishonorable. If one symbol is taken away, a new symbol is made to replace the old.