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I personally reject the flag
 


Posts: 0 | Posted: 11:27 AM on May 16, 2003 | IP
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The Battle Flag of the Confederacy is a cherished symbol of the South and I respect the right of Southerners to fly it . It is unfortunate that the symbol has been villified by those who don't understand that its about heritage not hate. It is the cross of ST. Andrew. It is the symbol of valor of the fallen Confederate soldier and the principles that they fought and died for, i.e. State Sovereignty.
 


Posts: 0 | Posted: 5:45 PM on August 7, 2003 | IP
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The Confederate Battle Flag means many things to many people.  I am a Southerner , I fly the flag . I don't think ANYONE has ever tried to make it a requirement . Don't like it,don't fly it  !


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Posts: 6 | Posted: 6:59 PM on November 23, 2003 | IP
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Of course it should be flown. It is the last symbol of true freedom in this country. Lincoln inveded the Confederacy in order to conquer and force the eleven states of the Confederacy to come back into the union and in so doing raped freedom for financial reasons. Lincoln ran on a platform of higher tarriffs, in order to help the industrial north at the expense of the rural south. When the south left and outlawed tarriffs in the Confederate constitution they in effect took the lions share of foreign trade. Since the mass of imports would begin to enter the country through southern ports and the Federal government would lose all the money from the tarriffs, which money was helping northern industrialists...and the Lincoln government's financial policies would then be in ruin.
So Lincoln violated everything that the union was founded on and especially freedom...the right to self rule and he conquered and made colonies of the southern states forcing them back into the union against their will and certainly not on their, (the southern states), terms.

So yes... the Confederate flag stands for FREEDOM and for the right of free men to choose the government of their choice.

I have a nice cotton one and I will be flying in on Jan 19th Robert E. Lee's birthday.

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Posts: 2 | Posted: 6:51 PM on December 28, 2005 | IP
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I believe that anyone that wants to fly the Confederaet flag should be able to just as anyone that wants to fly the Republic of Texas, US national, any state or any other counteries flag should be able to. I am southern and had family back down the line fight and died for the south and against the south. Personally I like the flag, I do not consider it racist, if someone else does, then that is their opion which they have the right to have but I will not push my belief on them and do not want their belief pushed on me. I have known black people (i know afican america is correct but hell we are all american) that fly the Conferderate flag becasue they are from the south. A truely free nation will allow everyone to express themselves even if it offends others because sooner or later everyone is offended by something.  
 


Posts: 4 | Posted: 9:45 PM on January 22, 2006 | IP
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Lincoln inveded the Confederacy in order to conquer and force the eleven states of the Confederacy to come back into the union and in so doing raped freedom for financial reasons. Lincoln ran on a platform of higher tarriffs, in order to help the industrial north at the expense of the rural south.


Luckily, most people in America know that this was a moral, just, and good decision to make on Lincoln's part.

I have a nice cotton one and I will be flying in on Jan 19th Robert E. Lee's birthday.


You'd make Lee sick.

(Edited by EntwickelnCollin 1/25/2006 at 11:15 PM).


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Taking up arms against ones fellow countrymen for the cry of freedom while totally ignoring the human rights of an entire race of people must surely be embarrassing, heh?



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Posts: 25 | Posted: 08:45 AM on November 28, 2006 | IP
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While I'm no Confederate and I don't like the flag, we do live in America. I personally reject Islam, but I don't think that it should be banned.

I do not mean to offend any one, if I did that will be you problem not mine.


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What about the Soviet flag? What about the Hakenkreutzfahne?

Personally, I don't think there should be restrictions to what flags can be flown by who with the exception of government offices. If the Town hall of Alabama flies a Confederate flag, that would signal secession.
 


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If only Lee didn't go to Gettysburg. Of all the great successes, this decision did in fact destroy the south. About the flag, the federal govt. is whitewashing any southern identity. If you go to Fort Sumter for example, you get a northern twist as if the yankees "rescued" the fort. Also, the current federal gvt. push pressure on Fla. to change their state song from Suwannee River.  Of all the pandering nonsense.


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Quote from jbow at 6:51 PM on December 28, 2005 :
Of course it should be flown. It is the last symbol of true freedom in this country. Lincoln inveded the Confederacy in order to conquer and force the eleven states of the Confederacy to come back into the union and in so doing raped freedom for financial reasons. Lincoln ran on a platform of higher tarriffs, in order to help the industrial north at the expense of the rural south. When the south left and outlawed tarriffs in the Confederate constitution they in effect took the lions share of foreign trade. Since the mass of imports would begin to enter the country through southern ports and the Federal government would lose all the money from the tarriffs, which money was helping northern industrialists...and the Lincoln government's financial policies would then be in ruin.
So Lincoln violated everything that the union was founded on and especially freedom...the right to self rule and he conquered and made colonies of the southern states forcing them back into the union against their will and certainly not on their, (the southern states), terms.

So yes... the Confederate flag stands for FREEDOM and for the right of free men to choose the government of their choice.

I have a nice cotton one and I will be flying in on Jan 19th Robert E. Lee's birthday.

J



The Confederate flag does Not stand for freedom! First of all the southern states seceded illegally. It wasn't even their choice. Also Abraham Lincoln is one of the best things that happened to this country!!!! He brought this country back together, even after the south seceded for the wrong reason. Also Abraham Lincoln helped stop slavery! Abraham Lincoln did not violate everything the union was founded on, you see I think that states have the right to secede and make a new nation if they are being threatened or they are being treated unjust. But the South was not being treated unjust. Instead they just seceded because they had a feeling(repeat a feeling not actual evidence) that Lincoln was going to hurt the South.

So all in all I do not think that people should be able to fly the Confederate flag because it stands for war, death and racism now-a-days. It also stands for a time when are country was in ruins. People should fly the United States flag because the Confederates States of America flag is a thing of the past while the United States flag is a thing of the present. People should fly the flag that represents their country. Oh and by the way the Confederate flag does not represent freedom instead our U.S. flag represents freedom, hope , liberty, and justice!


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Quote from goodoldrebel at 11:25 AM on January 16, 2010 :
If only Lee didn't go to Gettysburg. Of all the great successes, this decision did in fact destroy the south.



I am glad lee went to Gettysburg. I am not glad that soo many people got killed their but i am happy he went there because it caused the Union to win a major battle. This battle was also the turning point in the war and it was the beginning of restoring the union and ending slavery.


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