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    Confederate Flag[W:1518,2230, 2241]

    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.
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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.
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    Bod, you're right. The American Flag flew for a long time when slavery was not only legal, but was the reason so many people like Washington and Jefferson were able to grow their wealth as they did. Washington was worth $500 Million (in today's money) and Jefferson somewhere about $200 Million. Jefferson not only used slaves for labor, but bred and sold slaves.

    Until the Civil Right Act 1964 - blacks were still almost slaves. They were free - but with very limited means.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Abolished, no. Removed from State sponsorship, yes.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    What most people consider to be the flag of the Confederacy is actually an adaptation of a battle flag used to differentiate between the "Stars and Bars" flag which, at a distance, could easily be confused with the "Stars and Stripes" of the Union.

    The Confederate states DID secede, in part, over the right to own slaves but the overall reason for secession was more about States Rights as a whole than anything else.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    What most people consider to be the flag of the Confederacy is actually an adaptation of a battle flag used to differentiate between the "Stars and Bars" flag which, at a distance, could easily be confused with the "Stars and Stripes" of the Union.

    The Confederate states DID secede, in part, over the right to own slaves but the overall reason for secession was more about States Rights as a whole than anything else.
    Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    too many babies crying about a flag.

    it's a cool flag... keep it.

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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.
    Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise - CNNPolitics.com

    Hell, I didn't even know Walmart carried merch with the flag on it.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    It is a symbol of racism and segregation. I would not oppose an individual having one or flying it. I do not support our federal or state governments flying that flag.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Abolished, no. Removed from State sponsorship, yes.
    there's no need to remove it at all.
    the flag didn't do anything wrong...the flag didn't cause anyone to do anything wrong.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    It is a symbol of racism and segregation. I would not oppose an individual having one or flying it. I do not support our federal or state governments flying that flag.

    the American flag is also a symbol of racism and segregation... wanna take that one down too?

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