Black government official removes confederate flags from graves
Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:01 PM
IMO, judging civil war era soldiers by today's standards is wrong.
Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:10 PM
Posted 26 April 2009 - 06:37 PM
I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that Rodeo supports the rights of those who burn the American flag.
I support the right of those to burn American flags, but only if they wrap themselves up in it first.
Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:02 PM
Do you honestly think you have a right to tell anyone else how to honor - or grieve for - their ancestors?
Confederates were stupid. They lost. The flag holds ties to slavery but does not exactly represent it. It has become synonomous with the KKK in some regards and that observation is mostly true.
Couldn't they honor their relatives in another way? Maybe they shouldn't have been treasonous, even though the decision was controlled by the planter class and the typical farmer hated the war. So in this regard the flag doesn't really represent much except for what he was forced to die for because the Southern govn't was backwards and ignorant. Just find a different way to honor them.
Whether you agree with what they do or not, no one has the right to destroy their chosen form of memorial.