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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    IL wAR.

    That sick idea was put in the trash can by the defeat of the Confederacy in the Civil War.
    thats true, but that is how states got around "the princplces of life liberty and pursuit of happiness"

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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Mind your own gorram business whydoncha.


    Don't like it, don't live in the South.
    i'm sure that method worked really well for the slaves

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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The South got its butt kicked in the 1st Civil War and it would get its butt kicked again in any 2nd civil war.

    But there's not going to be a 2nd civil war because the South remembers how the first one turned out.
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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Doesn't to me. Confederate soldiers KILLED Americans.
    It was a CIVIL war. Both sides killed Americans if you consider that all of the combatants were Americans.


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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The Tories we American colonists on the side of the British. If you think confederate soldiers deserve a memorial day then how are you going to argue that Tories shouldn't get a memorial day? They are no different than the confederates who did not want to be Americans.
    James, I can't quite see why you're raging. I understand that you are totally Cal. That's why you keep alluding to a different war. You don't have any connection to the civil war. OK, which side was CA on? That's what I thought.

    The African Americans in my area celebrate June Teenth. I't was almost a year after the slave workers were freed that Texas authorities got around to telling them about it.

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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    So, the date in various southern states varies from Jan. to Jun.

    Does anyone else wonder why it can't be observed on the last Monday in May? You know; Memorial Day. That's the day of observance for all American Soldiers who died in battle. The Union Army soldiers are observed then. Why not observe the bravery and courage of those that gave all to the Confederate Army side on that same day? It makes total sense to me.
    Well, maybe because the states in the South decided to not participate in Decoration Day (as it was called in the day) because it was created by the North. That is at least how I think it is. The North had not designed it for just their fallen soldiers but for every soldier fallen in the civil war IMHO, but there survived a staunch Confederate desire to not do it on the same day that it was observed by their "enemies" or those who had defeated their Confederate States.

    But that is just an assumption. I think Memorial day should be seen (and I think is seen by a lot of Americans) as the day when the US remembers all fallen Americans in war, including the confederate American fatalities.
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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Anyone can celebrate any holiday they want. If you don't like it, don't celebrate. It isn't like the body count from the regular Memorial Day is any lower. What is this, celebrating deaths you like and not celebrating deaths you didn't?
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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It was a CIVIL war.
    Both sides killed Americans if you consider that all of the combatants were Americans.


    The Union soldiers were Americans.

    The Southern soldiers were Confederates who were fighting for the South's right to keep black people as slaves.

    The South lost and slavery was abolished.

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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The Union soldiers were Americans.

    The Southern soldiers were Confederates who were fighting for the South's right to keep black people as slaves.

    The South lost and slavery was abolished.
    So the Union troops were fighting to end slavery? I don't think so.

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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    So the Union troops were fighting to end slavery? I don't think so.


    Think whatever you want to think, it won't change history.

    Before the Civil War, the South had slavery, after the Civil War slavery was gone.

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