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Should the Confederate flag be banned?

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  • The_Infidel_Atheist 2012/04/09 06:47:35 (edited)
    No
    The_Infidel_Atheist
    +24
    As a black man, I feel like the flag isn't the problem, it's how you represent it. To me it represents Southern Pride, and that ain't nothing to be ashamed of. I'm from the South and it's okay to be proud of your heritage and where you come from. There's two sides of the coin though because you also have people that use the flag to represent hate. But I don't blame them, I blame their momma and daddy, because hate ain't something you're born with, it's something you learn.

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  • Dan 2013/04/20 15:35:37
    Yes
    Dan
    Many people like to ramble on about the Confederate flag being a flag of treason. Firstly, these people are almost always talking about the battle flag. The battle flag was carried by the military only. Most people don't even realize this (including the racist knuckleheads). It would be perfect to honor the people who died including a large number who were conscripts. Secondly, the U.S. flag is a flag of treason and slavery existed and was protected under it much longer than any Confederate flag. The U.S. flag was flown in defiance to the legal government of the king that had in turn established its self on the backs of Native Americans. Please read the entire text of the so-called Emancipation Proclamation. It liberated not one slave in any area where the U.S. government was in control and went out of its way to exclude areas where the Federal government was in control (incl. recently captured southern ports). Slaves were freed by Constitutional amendment that should not have been required if we are to believe "all men are created equal." Interestingly recently freed male slaves got the right to vote while women were denied that right until 1919. Read history please. Understand that the "Civil War" was about destroying state sovereignty, slavery, tariffs, and ultimately money. The president was never intended to wield the power it does now and the 10th amendment was intended to be a check on too much Federal power.
  • David 2012/12/02 06:13:15
    No
    David
    The Southern Flag represents what America stood for in 1776. However, we are no longer united. Instead, we are territories controlled by a centralized Government. Lincoln was wrong along with FDR as each state should have the right to secede if in the best interests of the state. Now, we are slaves to Washington and the status quo. Point of fact: About 75% of the "US" military is raised in the South. When are we going to wake up and fight for our selves?
  • Brosia 2012/05/07 00:12:36
    Yes
    Brosia
    This is a part of American history, sure. But it should be regulated to museums to commemorate a dark time in our past. I live in NH and I see people hanging it right next to the American flag and it makes me kind of mad. It is a symbol that needs to no longer be honored because they tried to destroy everything by being selfish and paranoid. They were beaten, but they where allowed to keep the symbol of rebellion. I don't agree with it.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/05/05 19:41:24
  • TJ 2012/05/04 14:50:03
  • Brian Tristan MacQuillan 2012/05/04 05:52:01
    No
    Brian Tristan MacQuillan
    +1
    Banned?
    Why?
  • Arya 2012/05/04 02:48:43
    No
    Arya
    +3
    Slavery thrived under the Stars and Stripes much longer than it did under the Stars and Bars.

    "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that."

    "I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races. I am not now nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and the black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior, and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man."

    ~Abraham Lincoln

  • Wolfman Arya 2012/05/04 05:50:16
    Wolfman
    +1
    You could not be more correct.
  • Arya Wolfman 2012/05/04 07:11:34
    Arya
    +1
    Thank you Wolfman, that means a lot coming from you.
  • Shanra 2012/04/24 21:11:45
    No
    Shanra
    Free speech, freedom of expression, and all that jazz.
  • Shanniereb 2012/04/23 20:52:50
    No
    Shanniereb
    +1
    Should cotton be banned from our clothes? confederate soldier
  • Libertarian 2012/04/21 02:11:23
    No
    Libertarian
    +3
    Absolutely not
  • Dandydon 2012/04/21 01:55:03
    No
    Dandydon
    +2
    Should white sheets be banned?...
  • J 2012/04/20 19:18:20
    No
    J
    +4
    Should Lincoln be banned from History books?
    Should we ban the right for women to vote?
    Should we ban elections?
    Unless you understand the signifiance of any part of our History, you need to refrain from ideas of ridding it from our nation.
  • Thor American EXPAT n New G... 2012/04/20 18:58:56
    No
    Thor American EXPAT n New Guinea
    +7
    THIS IS THE CONFEDERATE FLAG

    confederate stars   bars

    THIS IS A BATTLE FLAG
    confederate battle flag

    THESE ARE ALSO CONFEDERATE FLAGS

    flags of the confederacy

    Learn your history before asking STUPID questions.
  • Murph 2012/04/20 16:48:26 (edited)
    No
    Murph
    +2
    No, for the simple reason that it would be unenforceable. You only see it in the South, and down here you couldn't drum up enough interest in banning it to make it work.
    Nobody cares, nobody.
  • Lucy Sparkles :3 2012/04/20 16:12:20 (edited)
    Yes
    Lucy Sparkles :3
    i hate the kids that walk around my school and neighborhood with shirts that have them on them. i even saw one that said "arrest black babies before they become criminals" and it had the confederate flag wrapped around a little baby. i was completely offended. i don't see how my school would allow that. and i hate how ignorant people are about skin color. it doesn't matter what "color" you are. you're a person and should be treated as such. racism gets us nowhere in life and it's time for it to end.

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  • J Lucy Sp... 2012/04/20 19:19:39
    J
    +2
    And you are okay with people expressing themselves except for that one group?
  • Lucy Sp... J 2012/04/23 15:59:03
    Lucy Sparkles :3
    if you like it because it represent southern pride, fine. i'm from the south. i just hate it when people use it to mean some sort of racism.
  • J Lucy Sp... 2012/04/23 18:16:10
    J
    +1
    Generally, the people who "use" it to represent it as some sort of racism, aren't white.
  • jordan ... Lucy Sp... 2013/04/29 14:41:09
    jordan williams
    +2
    look lil lucy we may have lost but only because jeferson davis plan isnt done yet but negros should be shipped back to africa
  • MickieDee 2012/04/20 15:55:26 (edited)
    No
    MickieDee
    +3
    I think another question might be what does the confederate flag represent to YOU? I bet there are as many interpretations, from motorcyclers who sport them on their cycles to show they are rebels to southerners who find it to be a symbol of their history.
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2012/04/20 15:37:27
    No
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    +3
    LMAO........I'm assuming this is asked because blacks see the flag as racist.

    Let me propose this: Ban Muslims. It was Muslims who were slave traders in Africa. They captured Africans and sold them at the slave markets. The slaves were purchased by Americans and Europeans. So let's go after Muslims! Let's put the blame where it belongs.

    That's right. It was their OWN KIND who sold them down the river. Blacks SOLD blacks.
  • ✞Knight of Honor 2012/04/20 15:36:16 (edited)
    No
    ✞Knight of Honor
    +4
    It is a symbol of Southern pride, regardless of what ignorant people perceive it as. Should the American Flag be banned because Anarchists find it offensive?

    Do the opponents of the Confederate Battle flag find the real Confederate flag just as offensive?
    Stars and Bars
  • Riobhca 2012/04/20 15:33:04
    No
    Riobhca
    +4
    It's a part of history. Some people need to stop being so easily offended.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/04/20 15:26:46
    No
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +3
    It is part and parcel of the history of this nation.
  • BlueMax372 2012/04/20 15:26:01
    No
    BlueMax372
    +8
    What's shown with the question is the Confederate Battle Ensign. The first National Ensign of the CSA was the Stars and Bars:

    confederate stars and bars
  • Thor Am... BlueMax372 2012/04/20 19:00:53
    Thor American EXPAT n New Guinea
    +1
    You rock Blue
  • BlueMax372 Thor Am... 2012/04/20 22:05:14
    BlueMax372
    So do you, my friend! Good to hear from you. Where ya been?
  • Thor Am... BlueMax372 2012/04/20 23:10:16
    Thor American EXPAT n New Guinea
    +1
    Pissin off liberals ;-)
  • BlueMax372 Thor Am... 2012/04/20 23:12:53
    BlueMax372
    +1
    HI FIVE!
  • stevmackey 2012/04/19 16:08:38
    No
    stevmackey
    +2
    It is a piece of history. Florida kept the gars and changed the rest of the flag. Florida was the third state to secede.
  • stevmackey stevmackey 2012/04/19 16:09:22
    stevmackey
    Bars not gars. Gars live in the canals.
  • stevmackey stevmackey 2012/04/19 16:10:48
    stevmackey
    It also sold a lot of Chrysler Corporation cars
  • Steelers55 2012/04/16 02:38:24
    No
    Steelers55
    +5
    Southern heritage not hate.
  • jc 2012/04/16 02:35:40
    No
    jc
    +4
    I happen to like the confederate flag.It's a symbol of the south.
  • BlueMax372 jc 2012/04/20 22:08:36
    BlueMax372
    +2
    I also consider it to be the symbol of resistance to rampant government over-reach. If this Marxist monkey keeps up his $h*t and gets re-emaculated, it will again become the symbol of those who won't knuckle under to his fascist STAZI's.
  • jc BlueMax372 2012/04/20 23:38:09
  • BlueMax372 jc 2012/04/20 23:41:10
    BlueMax372
    +2
    We're already doing that! ;-)
  • Steelers55 BlueMax372 2012/04/21 13:43:04
    Steelers55
    +2
    It's sad how uneducated folks are about this flag. rebel chicks
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