View Poll Results: Which would you support on federal or state property?

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Thread: If you support the government flying the confederate flag......

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    Re: If you support the government flying the confederate flag......

    The only flag that I support flying in the USA is the U.S. flag, the Stars and Stripes flag.

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    Re: If you support the government flying the confederate flag......

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    If you support the government flying the confederate flag would you also support flying these flags on federal property as a symbol of pride and history? As someone already pointed out, removing the words on the pictures. Just using the symbols themselves.

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    I'd like to point out that the SC Government is not flying the Confederate flag over actual State facilities that are part of the governance of modern SC.

    There is one flying over the Confederate War Memorial, a relevant historical site.

    It is not being flown in SC as a representation of the State or the government of same, but over a historical monument as an expression of actual history.


    There is a difference.

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    Re: If you support the government flying the confederate flag......

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    Re: If you support the government flying the confederate flag......

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    If you support the government flying the confederate flag would you also support flying these flags on federal property as a symbol of pride and history? As someone already pointed out, removing the words on the pictures. Just using the symbols themselves.

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    No. The confederacy was an independent nation for four years. A war was fought for those 4 years that lead to more casualties than any war before or any war since. The Civil War will hopefully be our last civil war if we learn from it. If we ignore it we may be destined for a second civil war that will claim even more casualties. The Black Panthers have never existed as an independent nation within the borders of the United States. I don't see the Black Panthers to be a significant part of our history as a nation. There is no lesson to be learned from the display of a Black Panther flag.

    This is a silly thread. I voted, "no". We can't use racist sensitivities as an excuse to prevent our country from experiencing a future disaster. Man up and learn from the past. Don't ignore it just because it hurts your feelings. There is valuable insight offered from history.

    I voted neither in your poll.

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    Re: If you support the government flying the confederate flag......

    Abraham Lincoln pardoned all rebels fighting in the Confederate military. The veterans who lost their life fighting for the Confederacy are entitled to equal dignity for their sacrifice. The president in 1865 granted them that dignity.

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    Re: If you support the government flying the confederate flag......

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I'd like to point out that the SC Government is not flying the Confederate flag over actual State facilities that are part of the governance of modern SC.

    There is one flying over the Confederate War Memorial, a relevant historical site.

    It is not being flown in SC as a representation of the State or the government of same, but over a historical monument as an expression of actual history.


    There is a difference.
    All states that were part of the Confederacy are only allowed to exist if their state constitution forbids succeeding from the United States. South Carolina would be violating their own constitution if they flew a Confederate flag over their capitol building.

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    Re: If you support the government flying the confederate flag......

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The only flag that I support flying in the USA is the U.S. flag, the Stars and Stripes flag.
    Right on!!!

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    Re: If you support the government flying the confederate flag......

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Wrong. They are in no way relevant to any significant memorial.
    Neither is the 1950s version of the battle flag of Northern Virginia.

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    Re: If you support the government flying the confederate flag......

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    There is no significant "history" attached to the Black Panther flag which any government should feel compelled to honor. Just about the only thing it represents is a racist and quasi-terrorist Cold War-era hate group, which is still active and engaging in acts of violence in many parts of the country.

    By way of contrast, not only has the questionable organization that the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia was originally affiliated with been dead and gone for more than 150 years, but, being a "battle" flag, it was never even that organization's official symbol to begin with. Beyond which, the governments and people of Southern states actually can claim that the flag represents a significant aspect of their history and heritage. The Black Panthers never had any official government representation, and their political and cultural influence was quite limited at best.

    It's simply not the same thing. A better comparison would be trying to put up some sort of "Klu Klux Klan" memorial. Good luck with that one! lol
    The black panther party is a source of pride for many african americans in the united states. Yes most view it as racist, but not all. Just like the confederate flag. It is a part of african american history, and they do represent parts of that culture. Just like the confederate flag. Why would one be more appropriate than the other?
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    Re: If you support the government flying the confederate flag......

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    Neither is the 1950s version of the battle flag of Northern Virginia.
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    Hmmm? A Civil War Battle flag isn't relevant to a Civil War Memorial?
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