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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    You forgot treason.

    It does represent racism and slavery.
    Correct.

    That can't be white washed.


    The American flag was different when it represented slavery.
    I know. It had less stars on it.

    Yes...
    Wow. Seriously?
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Any state that chooses to can display the Stars and Bars just as long as it damned well pleases.
    What authority do you imagine you have, or anyone else not resident in a state has, to tell that state it cannot fly that flag? I know it's a constant source of vexation for statists, but we have a federal government in this country--not a national one.


    It will be gone soon everywhere.

    Wait and see.

    Of course you can still get it tattooed on your forehead.


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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Ello, Mate...from Byron Bay, Australia.

    Bod, you're right. The American Flag flew for a long time when slavery was not only legal, but was the reason so many people like Washington and Jefferson were able to grow their wealth as they did. Washington was worth $500 Million (in today's money) and Jefferson somewhere about $200 Million. Jefferson not only used slaves for labor, but bred and sold slaves.

    Until the Civil Right Act 1964 - blacks were still almost slaves. They were free - but with very limited means.
    Don't fret, the American flag will be next, replaced by the Red Army hammer and sickle.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    It will be gone soon everywhere.

    Wait and see.

    Of course you can still get it tattooed on your forehead.

    You keep repeating that - it's been around now for 154 years, but now - this racist killing in SC is the flashpoint for the confederate flags demise everywhere. You know, I'm not a betting man but if I had to bet on it I'd say that within 2 weeks the issue in the media will die down to a slow simmer and the confederate flag will still be where it's always been. YOU wait and see.

    I'll bookmark this thread and we'll come back to it say September 23rd and we'll see if as you state, "It will be gone soon everywhere".
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Are Southerners proud of that because from what I have seen the grief and love being displayed by Southerners is ASTOUNDING.



    It might but we will have to wait and see... declaring it done before it happens is silly though.



    How do you know? Maybe time stops all the time and we just don't know it happens.



    He died a few years ago, so what? Show some respect.

    That said, what ridiculous logic shrub, unlike you from what I remember... dead people have all sorts of power from martyrs to teachers to lessons, etc. Gandhi, Hitler,
    Jesus.


    How did a 2000 year old half Jewish zombie get a Mexican name?

    Fill us in.


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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    You keep repeating that - it's been around now for 154 years, but now - this racist killing in SC is the flashpoint for the confederate flags demise everywhere. You know, I'm not a betting man but if I had to bet on it I'd say that within 2 weeks the issue in the media will die down to a slow simmer and the confederate flag will still be where it's always been. YOU wait and see.

    I'll bookmark this thread and we'll come back to it say September 23rd and we'll see if as you state, "
    It will be gone soon everywhere".


    It will be gone. There's a strong push to get this done, read the news.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    It will be gone. There's a strong push to get this done, read the news.

    You telling me to read the news... Tell you what, we'll come back to it in September and see who's right. Mmkay?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    So you want us to get rid of the confederate flag and the stars and stripes? What the hell do you want us to use then?
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    I am saying the opposite.. . don't get rid of EITHER.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    So had the colonies lost waving the American Flag would be wrong too? That's interesting...
    If the colonies lost, there would be no flag to wave.

    ...unless, of course, you wanted to wave this.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    By "the state's-rights crowd," I assume you mean true Americans who respect the federalist system designed into our Constitution, and expressed in the Tenth Amendment. The Framers viewed the concentration of power in a national government as an invitation to tyranny and a threat to individual liberties, just as I do, and they carefully structured the Constitution to prevent it. That structure thwarts the centralized control statists so dearly want, and it is an important reason why they, with their taste for totalitarian government, loathe the Constitution and most things American.
    Do you include George Washington as one of the 'framers'? Because he was one of the proponents - and perhaps the strongest proponent - of a strong federal government over the confederation we'd had until the Constitutional Convention.
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