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Second difference: The latter are people. The former is a symbol.
Third difference: The latter don't have direct connections to a harmful period in our history.
Fourth difference: There have not been any mass murders in recent history by people carrying or wearing pics of those people.
Fifth difference: They are not representations of the denial of any Americans their constitutional rights.
Pitiful to try to connect the selling of the Confederate Flag with pics of historical people. Although I can only imagine the kind of wackos who would buy any of that stuff, whether it's the Confed. flag or pics of dictators.
I agree with the person(s) who said that the Confederates were racist traitors and losers, and that displaying the Confederate flag is an open act of disrespect for everything that America stands for.
What flag was flying over the slave auction center in Philadelphia in 1805?
What flags were flying over the ships from Rhode Island that were trading guns and rum for slaves in 1806?
Which flag was in the chamber of the Supreme Court in 1857 when it declared Dred Scott still legally a slave?
Which flag could be seen by the people locked up in the slave pens in Washington in 1860?
Which flag flew over the U.S. Capitol as newly inaugurated President Abraham Lincoln endorsed the Corwin Amendment to the Constitution that ordered permanent legalization of slavery in 1861?
And which flag flew over the Supreme Court of the United States in 1898 when Jim Crow laws were ruled legal?
Read more here: Monday letters: US flag also flew over slavery | The State The State
The US flag flew over slavery for at least 87 years, the Confederate flag for 4.
You obviously don't get the point. If you want to take down/ban symbols of slavery then take down the US flag too. Or, just continue with your selective outrage, which I'm guessing you will do.
Roberts wrote: "If you are among the many Americans -- of whatever sexual orientation -- who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today's decision. ... But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it."