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

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

    Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said Monday night that the Confederate emblem in the state's official flag has to go.

    "We must always remember our past, but that does not mean we must let it define us," Gunn, a Clinton Republican, said in a statement. "As a Christian, I believe our state's flag has become a point of offense that needs to be removed. We need to begin having conversations about changing Mississippi's flag."

    It's the first time a Mississippi Republican elected official has publicly called for the removal of the emblem that served as the battle flag flown by the Confederate army during the Civil War. Later, it was adopted by anti-Civil Rights groups.
    kudos to Mr Gunn. A bold stance in that state, to be certain.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    About time...

    We'll have to see if it goes anywhere.

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

    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.

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

    The Stars and Bars is just as offensive as the Swastica.

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

    Someone, somewhere is offended by flags. We must remove all flags.

    Remember, its offensive to fly the Stars and Stripes on May 5th.

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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.
    You may to read a little more about American history. There are some things that are wrong and misleading in this post.
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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Gunn's right. I live in Mississippi. My roots here go back to when the state was first settled. I have ancestors who were prosperous slave owners. My great-great-great grandfather fought at the Battle of Vicksburg. I'm proud of that, because in the wake of the siege of the town his story is more about the will to survive and the human spirit than the legacy of slavery. But the Confederate Battle Flag was added to the state flag during the defiant Jim Crow period. It had nothing to do with preserving the state's "heritage." It needs to go.
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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    One of the great non issues of our day. People who care about the tragedy in Charleston but can't be personally involved in the cities classy reaction to it want to be involved from afar. To make a statement. I understand the desire. If I were in Charleston I'd have walked across the bridge in solidarity with the rest of the marchers. An old friend from high school occasionally sings in the choir in the church where it happened and went to the service there last Sunday. She's white. I understand wanting to be involved. Creating an issue which is really unrelated to the shooting is all about style without substance. Live a colorblind life. That's the real testimony that will honor the victims of the tragedy. Forget the tabloid nonsense.
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    Re: Gunn: Confederate part of state flag 'needs to be removed'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the plumber View Post
    The Stars and Bars is just as offensive as the Swastica.
    So much ignorance surrounds this issue. Its no wonder people could or would compare the Swastika to the Confederate flag.

    Anyway, the Confederate Battle Flag and the " Stars and Bars " are two seperate flags.

    They are not even remotely similar.

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