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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    There was no treason, that's why it was a secession movement. The fact is that minus slavery the south was closer to the founders intent than the north was leading up to the civil war. MLK fought for equal treatment in all dealings within the United States borders, so did the southern states to an extent. Not my fault you can't understand that.
    The comparison is a false one. MLK fought for changing the union. The Confederacy left the union to form another one. If you don't acknowledge that difference, then you aren't acknowledging the actual arguments being made in this post.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I get that. Just giving a little back.
    Fair enough.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    I don't fly the confederate flag, but it is a symbol of rebellion. How is that different than OWS, the Don't Tread On Me flag, etc? I think most people's objections are the racial connotations, but that is more of a cultural thing. I've found that northerners consider it racist while southerners consider it to be more of a rebellion symbol against large central (northern) government. The American flag is a flag of rebellion and personal freedom as well.
    really? you think balck southerners consider it a symbol of rebellion?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    really? you think balck southerners consider it a symbol of rebellion?
    if they are intelligent, they know exactly what the Rebel flag symbolizes: their oppression.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    if they are intelligent, they know exactly what the Rebel flag symbolizes: their oppression.
    exactly. pretty amazing someone makes a claim about southerners without including the largest population of blacks in the country.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    exactly. pretty amazing someone makes a claim about southerners without including the largest population of blacks in the country.
    how many black families in the South have a rebel flag on their lawn?

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    how many black families in the South have a rebel flag on their lawn?
    maybe just oscar's family.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    how many black families in the South have a rebel flag on their lawn?

    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

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    that's nine people.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    The comparison is a false one. MLK fought for changing the union. The Confederacy left the union to form another one. If you don't acknowledge that difference, then you aren't acknowledging the actual arguments being made in this post.
    Ah, but the Confederacy didn't immediately leave, they had fought since the early 1800's for the Union to uphold it's constitutional duties in protecting equal trade amongst the states and fair application of tax law and other protections as part of the compact. The last option was to leave which the CSA did with heavy hearts. It's not as if the south just on a whim said "**** it, I'm done" there were detailed abuses from many decades prior. I'm also not saying the civil rights movement was exactly similar to the secession movement but some basic common values were shared.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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