View Poll Results: Should the Confederate Flag be abolished?

Voters
186. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    55 29.57%
  • No

    131 70.43%
Page 67 of 270 FirstFirst ... 1757656667686977117167 ... LastLast
Results 661 to 670 of 2695

Thread: Confederate Flag[W:1518,2230, 2241]

  1. #661
    Educator HorseLoverGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Lexington North Carolina
    Last Seen
    08-24-15 @ 07:43 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,207

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The Irish who moved here after they were starved out of Ireland and came to the NYC area were treated like ****. I'm descended through my mother from those people. They were banned from stores, jobs, schools, even parks and city streets. I did a lot of research with my sister and my cousin and we were pretty shocked by what we learned about our great grandparents and back. For some odd reason it isn't chic to talk about how mistreated the Irish were in the north.
    For some reason I thought the Irish all hung out in Boston! Anyway when I went to NYC in 2006 we stayed at the Embassy Suites (don't know if its still that or not) and the Irish Hunger Memorial was across the street.
    Life is short, ride a horse

  2. #662
    Not liberal/conservative
    FreedomFromAll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    New Mexico USA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:07 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    11,716

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HorseLoverGirl View Post
    So you think ol' King George was happy with Washington and company when the Brits sailed back in defeat? Somehow I seriously doubt that
    I said nothing of the sort. I guess that you believe by putting words in my mouth you will be victorious?

  3. #663
    Educator HorseLoverGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Lexington North Carolina
    Last Seen
    08-24-15 @ 07:43 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,207

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    I said nothing of the sort. I guess that you believe by putting words in my mouth you will be victorious?
    Then what the heck are you trying to say? You trying to say we were wrong for breaking away from England? Come on now. The South had the right to secede, and had made that perfectly clear when they acceded to the union, they had the right to secede from the union
    Life is short, ride a horse

  4. #664
    Not liberal/conservative
    FreedomFromAll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    New Mexico USA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:07 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    11,716

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    Yes, that is true.

    Ironically, though I was born in Baltimore (arguably a southeren city at the time) I have never considered myself southeren. Rather, I just support of the CSA's position regarding secession as being academically correct.
    So the Confederate flag isnt offensive to liberty and freedom to you?

  5. #665
    Tavern Bartender
    Kinky tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    05-02-17 @ 05:59 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    38,180

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HorseLoverGirl View Post
    For some reason I thought the Irish all hung out in Boston! Anyway when I went to NYC in 2006 we stayed at the Embassy Suites (don't know if its still that or not) and the Irish Hunger Memorial was across the street.
    Yup Boston had a big Irish population, my family ended up in Jersey City. And they were treated like **** all over the north.
    Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields

  6. #666
    Sage
    polgara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    18,132

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The Irish who moved here after they were starved out of Ireland and came to the NYC area were treated like ****. I'm descended through my mother from those people. They were banned from stores, jobs, schools, even parks and city streets. I did a lot of research with my sister and my cousin and we were pretty shocked by what we learned about our great grandparents and back. For some odd reason it isn't chic to talk about how mistreated the Irish were in the north.
    Greetings, tres borrachos.

    All the more reason to point it out, IMO! I've read books that related stories about how badly the Irish were treated. The blacks aren't the only ones that suffered from discrimination, and skin color had nothing to do with it!

  7. #667
    Sage
    Paperview's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    The Road Less Travelled
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:12 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    8,799

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HorseLoverGirl View Post
    Then what the heck are you trying to say? You trying to say we were wrong for breaking away from England? Come on now. The South had the right to secede, and had made that perfectly clear when they acceded to the union, they had the right to secede from the union
    We had a Revolution. Difference.

    The South had no right to secede, and History - and SCOTUS has shown that.

  8. #668
    Educator
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:30 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    843

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Should the Confederate Flag be removed/abolished?

    I say no. The argument is that it represents racism and slavery. That is stupid. So does the American Flag.
    Removed from tax paid public service buildings and grounds yes. Not because it offends a large number of people, but because it is unnecessary for government to function. Besides, the north won the war... Thus we would essentially be flying our enemies flag after our victory. Kind of asinine IMO.

    As for abolished, as in illegal to posses, manufacture, or sell. Hell no.

  9. #669
    Sage
    Caine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 01:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    23,336

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    We had a Revolution. Difference.

    The South had no right to secede, and History - and SCOTUS has shown that.
    You mean a SCOTUS decision made after the civil war was over and over 600k lives were lost?

    Yeah.. like the Federal Government was going to admit that the north was wrong in fighting a war that cost that many lives, and in which their generals burned, pillaged, looted, and raped whole towns......

    Besides, the right of secession was clearly supported by all states....... right up until someone actually did it.

  10. #670
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Last Seen
    09-05-17 @ 12:50 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    21,948

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HorseLoverGirl View Post
    Then what the heck are you trying to say? You trying to say we were wrong for breaking away from England? Come on now. The South had the right to secede, and had made that perfectly clear when they acceded to the union, they had the right to secede from the union
    Not really....The South succeeding was a treasonous act that cost hundreds of thousands of American lives. The flag is a symbol of treason too.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •