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    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.
    The Confederate battle flag was abolished when the Southern States lost big time at their pathetic attempt to secede from the US Constitution in order to keep the enslavement of people based on race alive. Despite what rednecks think their rebel flag is a symbol of defeat. And not only defeat the flag represents all of what was bad about Confederate ideology.

    But there should be no law banning a flag no matter the flag. Such outcry is why pure democracies are bad.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The American Flag represents far more than just slavery. The Confederate Flag represents a group of states that left the union in an effort to preserve the institution of slavery. That is a big difference.

    By your reasoning there is nothing wrong with flying the Nazi flag being that America committed genocide against Native Americans.
    Other than that never being a flag of Americans I would agree although basically nothing compares to the horror of the Nazi's.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I'm not interested in your racial epithets.. keep them to yourself.

    which victims are you talking about?.. blacks or Indians?
    Do you mean Asian Indians or American Indians? LMAO

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    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.
    That makes no sense. Not in a modern context anyway. The American flag has evolved and means something different today then it did then.. I assume the Confederate flag has as well, at least in some circles, but Jesus let the rest of us in on that secret already. I would no sooner wave a Confederate flag that a swastika because regardless of the fact that each group did some things well they predominately represent hate, exclusion and although to different levels and certainly in different ways, genocide.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Other than that never being a flag of Americans I would agree although basically nothing compares to the horror of the Nazi's.
    The confederacy compares to it. The entire reason for the confederacy was the attempt to preserve the institution that enslaved millions. That is about as evil of a cause as you could come up with. I love the south but in my opinion there should not even be a single memorial for a confederate soldier. The Civil War is a shame upon the South just like the Nazi era is a shame upon Germany.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    The Confederate battle flag was abolished when the Southern States lost big time at their pathetic attempt to secede from the US Constitution in order to keep the enslavement of people based on race alive. Despite what rednecks think their rebel flag is a symbol of defeat. And not only defeat the flag represents all of what was bad about Confederate ideology.

    But there should be no law banning a flag no matter the flag. Such outcry is why pure democracies are bad.
    But should it be banned from government buildings?
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    the American flag is also a symbol of racism and segregation... wanna take that one down too?
    that makes no sense
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    The Confederate flag is from a foreign nation that we successfully conquered. All the other stuff notwithstanding, why would we (read: our government) want to celebrate that?
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    At least that flag wins wars. The other one got it's ass handed to it in the only war ever fought for it.
    110,000 dead union soldiers could probably inform you that the CSA was ground down- it did not "have its ass handed to it"

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Other than that never being a flag of Americans I would agree although basically nothing compares to the horror of the Nazi's.

    I'm not sure how you can make that claim without some set of metrics.

    No, I'm not defending or advocating for the Nazis.

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