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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    Hey there, MMC -

    Yes - just as Dylan sang, "The times, they are a changing".

    The only thing is, today we are hyper-wired-in to each other, so changes seem to happen overnight!


    Yeah it would seem so.....I did notice those Major stores were closing down locations all across the country this year. So removing all that Confederate Merchandise will help their sales, huh? Thus helping with BOs highly touted improving economy, Right?

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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah it would seem so.....I did notice those Major stores were closing down locations all across the country this year. So removing all that Confederate Merchandise will help their sales, huh? Thus helping with BOs highly touted improving economy, Right?
    Closing stores means more people out of work, which means more unemployment and food stamps mean... remember what Nancy says:

    “It is the biggest bang for the buck when you do food stamps and unemployment insurance. The biggest bang for the buck." - Nancy Pelosi
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Interesting comment from a guy named "Sherman."
    I agree! Incredibly germane.

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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I posted a statement and you replied with a question that had nothing to do with it. A stupid one at that.
    Well, because you're too lazy to actually address what I say, I'll just explain it to you simply: South Carolina is not in the Confederate States of America, so the government should not be flying the flag of that country.
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Well, because you're too lazy to actually address what I say, I'll just explain it to you simply: South Carolina is not in the Confederate States of America, so the government should not be flying the flag of that country.
    In SC is flown over the CW memorial not the State house. IMO it's perfectly fine to honor your veterans.

    Now back to the US flag and it's history. Do you think we should change or do away with it because it represents a White oppressive past?
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    In SC is flown over the CW memorial not the State house. IMO it's perfectly fine to honor your veterans.

    Now back to the US flag and it's history. Do you think we should change or do away with it because it represents a White oppressive past?
    We haven't already?

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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Well, because you're too lazy to actually address what I say, I'll just explain it to you simply: South Carolina is not in the Confederate States of America, so the government should not be flying the flag of that country.
    Well, to be fair, not one single country on earth recognized the CSA as an actual country.

    They were simply armed, insurrectionist "states in rebellion."

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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    In SC is flown over the CW memorial not the State house. IMO it's perfectly fine to honor your veterans.

    Now back to the US flag and it's history. Do you think we should change or do away with it because it represents a White oppressive past?
    Considering it's not the flag of a foreign country, rather our country, no, we should not remove the American flag. Do you think the government should fly an Indonesian flag? What about a gay pride flag? Or a KKK flag? Should government workers be using their position to make political statements with flags or should we just try to keep it official?

    You people have a knack for finding absolutely meaningless things to whine and cry about. Who actually cares? I mean really?
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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    People aren't blaming the Confederate Flag for the shooting. They ARE, however, placing the flag in its proper context in as far as how it was (and has been) used as a symbol of racial hatred. As such, and in particular since it IS a flag that has no relevant official representation for any state within the Union but acts only as a item of personal passion or sentimental remembrance of those who died during the Civil War (on the side of the Confederacy), the flag really should be placed in a museum rather than flown on state grounds anywhere in this country with the exception of Civil War Memorials and/or grave sites.
    That wasn't even the flag of the confederacy. it was a flag of 1 division. if you want to ban a flag then the stars and bars, The stainless Banner, or the Blood Stained Banner.
    Those were the official flags the confederacy used as their flags.

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    Re: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No one is blaming the flag. We are correctly blaming the violent and racist culture of the people who wave that flag. We reject the awful ideas they stand for, and we reject the symbol that they use to represent those ideas.
    then we should ban the US flag as well from flying over capitals. if you don't know a lot of northern generals and northern people had slaves themselves. while the slavery sentiment was not as strong in the north they still had slaves.

    that flag was used to slaughter countless indian and indian tribes so I guess we need to ban The Stars and Stripes as well?
    as stated that flag was used by 1 division of the civil war and was not the representive of the south.

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