You some people it is a symbol of heritage. If you hadn't actually lived in the south, you wouldn't understand that southerners are actually quite proud of being from the impovershed and marginalized region known as "the south".
Impoverished due to the "reconstruction" era... and marginalized by liberal media and northern "educational" institutions.
Its a cultural thing... no different than those who have mexican ancestry display a mexican flag.... those with irish display an irish flag..... those who are potheads display a jamaican flag, etc.
If there were not morons out there who believe it to mean one is a racist, I would proudly display it myself.
What about all the slaves in the north that WEREN'T freed by the Emancipation Proclamation.
Thats right.... Slavery was legal in the north up until after the end of the civil war.... as much as those in the north try to re-write history....
There are a number of symbols that could be used in the south as a symbol of pride, symbols that are not so closely tied to racism time and time again. This flag in politics and movements has always represented one thing, and that is racism. Individuals can do what they'd like. Putting a symbol that has only been used in politics for the repression of people on government grounds as a symbol of pride is at the very least extremely poor judgement.
How would you feel if Obama were to demand that all Federal buildings fly
Not as a racial group but a symbol of pride for black americans? My guess is many in white america would be uncomfortable and would protest those being flown by our government as a symbol of our country regardless of the "reason" they are being flown, but because of what they represent to most people.
False....the declaration of independence laid the foundation of america, but that declaration would not have be passed by the continental congress had it tried to end slavery by just 3 states ....... the other states wanted to end slavery, ....... the declaration was needed at all cost to unite the colonies against Britain.......and there is no founding principle at blacks are inferior.
under the articles of confederation, the central government ENDED any SLAVERY when it had authority TO DO SO....slavery was illegal by the Northwest Ordinance......but could not be ended by the central government among the states, because states were sovereign and independent states with their own militias and own laws.
the states sent delegates from every state but RI to the constitutional convention , those delegates were sent their to fix the articles of confederation not create a new constitution, but a new constitution was created and that constitution is about federalism the separation of powers between the states and the new federal government .......and that is all it about......with the states still remaining sovereign and independent states.
the bill of rights is about restrictions placed on the federal government, in addition to the federal government being limited government.
there are no foundations laid by the AOC central government or the federal government that blacks are subhuman.......
where the government had the power to end slavery they did it, and to point out that slavery was in a proposal made at the convention which would have made it a legal practice, the founders stuck it out saying..........."there is nothing legal about slavery"
you need your facts straight.
Last edited by Master PO; 06-25-15 at 12:22 PM.
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