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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    yeah, still waiting for you to condemn the use of the word "nigger".
    I already have...

    what does my condemning of a term have to do with your bigotry?... are you going to stop being a bigot if i condemn a term?... I'm thinking no...what say you?

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    Don't misquote me. I did not say that it was #1,,,,,,just one of FIVE, which were all equally important to the average Southerner.
    The other four reasons being: (1) the tariff (2) location of the trans-continental railroad (3) states rights and organization of the western territories and perhaps the single-most important and immediate cause of Secession (4) the election of Abraham Lincoln.
    1. Not a big deal
    2. Not a big deal.
    3. States' right to own slaves and which western territories could have slavery.
    4. Because they were afraid Lincoln would stop the expansion of slavery.

    Slavery was #1. Most of the other issues revolved around slavery.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    1. Not a big deal
    2. Not a big deal.
    3. States' right to own slaves and which western territories could have slavery.
    4. Because they were afraid Lincoln would stop the expansion of slavery.

    Slavery was #1. Most of the other issues revolved around slavery.
    i'm not sure we can discount the railroad issue out of hand.... hell, railroads were probably the primary reason why the south lost.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I already have...

    what does my condemning of a term have to do with your bigotry?... are you going to stop being a bigot if i condemn a term?... I'm thinking no...what say you?
    I am not bigoted against poor whites. My family was lower-middle class for the longest time.

    However, I am against white racists. And yes, I call them hicks, hillbillies, white-trash, and other derogatory names. But this is due to their beliefs, not who they are.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    states' rights....to own slaves????

    and why was the election of Lincoln such a problem? slavery.
    The abolition of slavery was not a part of Lincoln's platform. The Republican Party in 1860, simply wanted to stop the expansion of the institution into the western territories.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I am not bigoted against poor whites. My family was lower-middle class for the longest time.

    However, I am against white racists. And yes, I call them hicks, hillbillies, white-trash, and other derogatory names. But this is due to their beliefs, not who they are.
    what do you call black racists?

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    1. Not a big deal
    2. Not a big deal.
    3. States' right to own slaves and which western territories could have slavery.
    4. Because they were afraid Lincoln would stop the expansion of slavery.

    Slavery was #1. Most of the other issues revolved around slavery.
    If you honestly believe that the tariff and the ralroad were "not big deals" then perhaps you should do a bit of research. I suggest starting with some of the writings/speeches of John C. Calhoun and Henry Clay.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    what do you call black racists?
    what do I call black racists? certainly not "niggers".

    do you call black racists, "niggers"?

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    The abolition of slavery was not a part of Lincoln's platform. The Republican Party in 1860, simply wanted to stop the expansion of the institution into the western territories.
    ah...so the South hated Lincoln and secedded, partially because Lincoln would not allow the spread of slavry to the West.

    looks like slavery was a damn significant issue for the South.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    what do I call black racists? certainly not "niggers".

    do you call black racists, "niggers"?
    The question isn't what you don't call them. It's what DO you call them?
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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