View Poll Results: Should the Confederate Flag be abolished?

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    These guys got their ass handed to them as well. AND had a pretty good history of brutality, oppression, even slavery once upon a time.

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    OMG! Where are all the flag-banners hiding?

    Get rid of that damn thing before it bites someone!
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    They can have it tattooed on their forehead if they want.

    But no state should give any racist any reason to think that the state supports their racism.
    Germans are racist. French people are racist. British people are racist. What world do you live in that you want to pretend at least SOME portion of the people in a country arent racist?

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    That's my point exactly. For millions upon millions the CF is a flag that honors the fallen. It's a remembrance of the rape and pillage of the South.

    That's not racism.
    THAT'S where it belongs: In cemeteries and museums.

    Do you deny it was used abundantly in the CR era to intimidate blacks who were under the Jum crow laws and starting to fight back?

    When did it go up in Southern statehouses?

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    OMG! Where are all the flag-banners hiding?

    Get rid of that damn thing before it bites someone!
    Man...you dont even want to KNOW what the Cherokee, Creek, and others did to their conquered foes...

    No American Indian should have pride in their heritage. Because some of those bastards were brutal racist ****s at one point in their existence!

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    ...and then I counter with, so were all the state flags of the South. Ban them all from government buildings then?
    Just because that flag has been part of a particular state's flag for generations doesn't automatically make it right or proper. Y'all gotta be careful of trying to use that "that's the way it's always been" line for justification.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    You just made my point for me. The Confederate flag does not symbolize racism except for those who take part in a "nearly nonexistant activity," namely white supremacists. For the millions upon millions of others - it is a symbol that honors the fallen.
    As I already pointed out, those want to display it PERSONALLY can do so, no matter how confused their use of it is.
    You can claim that I have little knowledge or understanding of history if you so chose - we both know your argument is McCarthyist in nature. And, you can call him a "conservative," but he leaned toward fascism to ensure that everyone despised communism. He went so far as to question Ronald Reagan. McCarthy found communism as disgusting as you find the Confederacy.

    Nice bed pal there.
    McCarthy was a conservative, and I see your argument trying to equate fascism with liberalism in this and other posts, it again displays this hodgepodge of confused polisci understanding. But as I said, the idea that internal communism is as pervasive in US society as racism is....is absurd on so many levels. Further, the denial of how important, key to the South, was slavery, again shows just how far from reality your argument is, along with grasping at straws your references to a Wisconsin Senator are.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post

    When did it go up in Southern statehouses?
    South Carolina put it up for their centennial.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    I voted no. It's just political pandering by dems like hillary who needs petty issues to rant on about. Let the south keep their flag, it's part of their heritage and history. Crimes committed under it? Sure, same as crimes committed under stars and stripes and nobody is trying to abolish the stars and stripes.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    South Carolina put it up for their centennial.
    Aaaaand...



    The Confederate battle flag in South Carolina was first flown at the statehouse in 1961. "It was flown as a symbol of massive resistance to racial desegregation."

    Eugene Robinson on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 in comments on NBC's "Meet the Press"






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