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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    You may to read a little more about American history. There are some things that are wrong and misleading in this post.
    Well DO tell.

    Educate us all. What's misleading in my post ?

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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Creating an issue which is really unrelated to the shooting is all about style without substance.
    I don't agree. Symbols are powerful, because they can incite us to hatred, or they can provoke our collective conscience. Embracing the latter can move us toward the colorblind society you profess to seek.




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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    I don't agree. Symbols are powerful, because they can incite us to hatred, or they can provoke our collective conscience. Embracing the latter can move us toward the colorblind society you profess to seek.






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    I much prefer substance to symbolism.
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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Confederate flag must be protected, but I dont think that war is a solution when you are weak and inferior.

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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I much prefer substance to symbolism.
    You're in the minority then. In about three months months, try wearing a Lions jersey at Soldier Field and flipping off the first 100 Bears fans you see.
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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Someone, somewhere is offended by flags. We must remove all flags.

    Remember, its offensive to fly the Stars and Stripes on May 5th.
    Overly simplistic. Let's get a movement to make a flag for your state of two gay guys humping a bible. I mean if taking offense is for wimps and all, lets see whose crying then. Of course this new flag wouldn't really have a history of lynchings behind it but I'm sure we can work hard to find the most offensive flag we can.
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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    So silly...

    The Stars and Stripes, the Flag of the North flew for over 80 years while Slavery was legal.

    Allot longer than the Flag that representer the South, which wasn't the Confederate battle flag.

    The North never had an issue with slavery until the South wanted to secede from the Union.

    The average Confederate soldier didn't go off and risk his life to keep slavery legal. They were typically poor working class farmers who couldnt afford a slave if the wanted one.

    Slaves were used by the Rich both North and South.
    The Stars and Stripes never represented an entity that specifically fought for slavery.
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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Overly simplistic. Let's get a movement to make a flag for your state of two gay guys humping a bible. I mean if taking offense is for wimps and all, lets see whose crying then. Of course this new flag wouldn't really have a history of lynchings behind it but I'm sure we can work hard to find the most offensive flag we can.
    I'm offended by your offensive defense. You are now being boycotted.

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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'



    kudos to Mr Gunn. A bold stance in that state, to be certain.
    I believe states should make their own decisions, and this seems along those lines. But what the hell is a Clinton Republican?
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    "Fly-over" country spoke, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The Stars and Stripes never represented an entity that specifically fought for slavery.
    And neither did the Confederate Battle Flag.

    You think tens of thousands of Confederate Soldiers went off to die for slaves ?

    The majority of those soldiers were poor farmers, who couldn't afford to own a slave if they wanted one.

    The South wanted to secede and the North never had a problem with slavery until then.

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