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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    only official flags should fly on govt. property.
    Eventually you have no clue about American history.

    The Confederate Flag is the Symbol of the South....Except it.

    There are many other countries around the world, that have old flags flying in cities from past historical meanings. In England, Italy, France, Germany. They have many more flags flying on their goverment properties, besides their primary national flag.

    So get over it. Go eat an ice cream cone

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

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    and of course you have evidence for this?
    I can't find the quote I remember reading atm but here is a bit of evidence that he prefered to keep the Union together and was willing to leave slavery intact...

    In his inaugural address, delivered on March 4, 1861, Lincoln proclaimed that it was his duty to maintain the Union. He also declared that he had no intention of ending slavery where it existed, or of repealing the Fugitive Slave Law -- a position that horrified African Americans and their white allies. Lincoln's statement, however, did not satisfy the Confederacy,
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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I mean, I understand the history of the flag, but it is just a symbol. It has as much power as we give it.
    That's true.

    What's also true is that this issue isn't simple, as has been claimed.

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    http://www.constitution.org/csa/ordi..._secession.htm

    from the Texas declaration of secession:

    WHEREAS, The recent developments in Federal affairs make it evident that the power of the Federal Government is sought to be made a weapon with which to strike down the interests and property of the people of Texas, and her sister slave-holding States, instead of permitting it to be, as was intended, our shield against outrage and aggression; THEREFORE,

    from the Virginia declaration of secession:

    and the Federal Government having perverted said powers not only to the injury of the people of Virginia, but to the oppression of the Southern slave-holding States

    ...yeah, slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War.

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    Eventually you have no clue about American history.

    The Confederate Flag is the Symbol of the South....Except it.

    There are many other countries around the world, that have old flags flying in cities from past historical meanings. In England, Italy, France, Germany. They have many more flags flying on their goverment properties, besides their primary national flag.

    So get over it. Go eat an ice cream cone
    I think that if you'll read more carefully, you'll see that many people posting are doing just that--excepting it.

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    Eventually you have no clue about American history.

    The Confederate Flag is the Symbol of the South....Except it...
    well, that is a problem because it also represents racism & slavery.

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    from the Texas declaration of secession:

    WHEREAS, The recent developments in Federal affairs make it evident that the power of the Federal Government is sought to be made a weapon with which to strike down the interests and property of the people of Texas, and her sister slave-holding States, instead of permitting it to be, as was intended, our shield against outrage and aggression; THEREFORE,

    from the Virginia declaration of secession:

    and the Federal Government having perverted said powers not only to the injury of the people of Virginia, but to the oppression of the Southern slave-holding States

    ...yeah, slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War.

    That is not the issue here, Thunder. I accept that slavery was the main reason for the Civil War, but that the reason for the Confederate flag being flown by some is much more complicated than that, and I gave my reasons in the original post, which you should read. It is not kosher to attempt to change the parameters of a discussion, once it has been posted.
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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Actually, the flag I would choose to ride into battle with would be solid Blue, with a large red middle finger on it. Good thing the Confederacy didn't think of that because then we would all be called racists today.... White, Black, Native American.... You name it. Think of ONE person who has not flipped the middle finger at someone during their lifetime.
    ...ah, maybe a guy with no hands?

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    Eventually you have no clue about American history.

    The Confederate Flag is the Symbol of the South....Except it.

    There are many other countries around the world, that have old flags flying in cities from past historical meanings. In England, Italy, France, Germany. They have many more flags flying on their goverment properties, besides their primary national flag.

    So get over it. Go eat an ice cream cone
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