Originally Posted by Jerry
the Confederate Battle Flag in its design 13 stars for the original states in the form of an "X" for the 10th AMENDMENT.
slavery was the driving cause of the main issue of the war, it was the power of the federal government vs states governments which was the main issue.
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“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d 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.
I have no idea how pointing out the fundamental point that the Confederacy was at base a racist slave system "quells opinion". It was used a symbol of terrorism by the KKK and extremists opposed to civil rights to intimidate, to remind Blacks of their subjugation. There is no reason for US states to be endorsing, displaying this symbol of institution slavery. There is no possibility of the flag escaping from the fact that it represents a racist slave system, ever, since the Confederacy never compromised on this fundamental point.Your argument is becoming disjointed as you jump back and forth to prove some evasive point. There are undeniable similarties between the flag-banners and both traditional fascism and McCarthy's tactics. All three seek to quell opinions that differ from their own and to legislate thought. McCarthy wasn't just a "Wisconsin Senator." He launched a witch hunt against those he claimed supported communism. Just like now, people were pointing fingers at their neighbors - and McCarthy used it to his advantage. He extolled the evils of communism, although there was very little communism going around. Just as today, there is very little racism associated with the Confederate Flag, as you've been shown.
Kentucky was originally nueteral, but according to the CSA intended to seceed had unionists not comandeered the state legislature. Of course, the union version is that Kentucky intended to be a union state and it was the confedrates who had attempted to comandeer the state legislature.