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    Is the Confederate flag a symbol of Treason? II

    There are several threads on the Confederate flag that dance around this question.

    Many people, usually, if not always, conservatives, argue in favor of the Confederate flag and the desire to fly it or place it within the public domain. Oftentimes, they refer to it as if it is merely an innocent symbol of United States history, a symbol of state's rights, a symbol of fighting against far reaching federal government and sometimes even a symbol of patriotism.

    However, these arguments, to me, seem like revisionist nonsense. The Confederate flag represents treason. It was the flag of people whose actions were not based in love of their country, but in a decision to give up on their country and abandon it in order to form a new one. It was a flag flown by those who decided that they no longer wished to be a part of the United States and that they no longer wished to solve their problems while remaining Americans.

    Consequently, it seems obvious to me that the Confederate flag is not one that would be flown proudly by Americans, but one that would be flown proudly by those who no longer wish to be Americans. For this reason, it seems ridiculous to allow such a flag to be present on anything belonging to or issued by the state as it represents those who want to disassociate themselves from the state. It also seems ridiculous for anyone who considers themselves a patriot to fly the flag of people who abandoned their patriotism. Am I right about all of this? If not, why not?
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of Treason? II

    I think when the last thread was closed they wanted the discussion to end for good, but the consensus most intelligent people on this board came up with was that secession was illegal and prohibited by our constitution and therefore the act by the southerners to steal federal property and declare war on the united states was treason.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of Treason? II

    is the CSA flag a sign of treason against the USA? well, it sure ain't a sign of patriotism to the USA, I'll tell you that.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of Treason? II

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    I think when the last thread was closed they wanted the discussion to end for good, but the consensus most intelligent people on this board came up with was that secession was illegal and prohibited by our constitution and therefore the act by the southerners to steal federal property and declare war on the united states was treason.
    That was not the point of the thread. The point is, "is the CF a symbol of treason"?

    Depends. It isn't any more a symbol of treason than it is a symbol of Dixie pride since symbols mean different things to different people.
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    Sweet. I was banned from the last one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    is the CSA flag a sign of treason against the USA? well, it sure ain't a sign of patriotism to the USA, I'll tell you that.
    The Confederate Flag is not a flag of the USA... it is a flag of the South, of Dixie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Sweet. I was banned from the last one!
    How long you figure to last here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    How long you figure to last here?
    Hmm, we could start a pool. I think I can make it until it is closed or it dies on it's own, but if I am going, I think it will be within a week.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of Treason? II

    So yeah, to be on topic, I view the Confederate Flag as a symbol of secession from the Union over slavery and abolitionism. I also see it as a symbol of arguably the bloodiest war in American history. Lastly, I see it as a symbol of ignorance for those who fly it "proudly".
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of Treason? II

    I'm confused. A moderator locked the other thread because it was time to put the topic to bed and you made the exact same thread again? Because...?


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