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thebigcat

Confederate Flag.... Hate or Heritage?

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Jason Isbell (a country/folk songwriter from Alabama) said it best "you don't get to choose those symbols' historical significance or what they mean to others. It's not helping you be more southern. Give it up."

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I just read somehwere that the reason the confederate flag flying over SC capital wasn't lowered to half mast like the other flags because the confederate flag by law cannot be touched without approval of the state legislature.

Are u fugging kidding me?  Is this true?  That flag means SOOOO much to SC that they wrote it into law that only by consent of the state legislature can the flag be touched?  That includes flying it a half mast?

That is stunning.

Out of curiosity when was the last time it was allowed to be flown half mast?

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I find it as heritage, but I could see how it could be a symbol for hate. Different analogy, but it's kind of similar to using the rainbow as both a symbol for faith and then use it as a symbol for gay pride. It's just a difference in how you view it.

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It's fuging dumb. Like what if Rhode Island really loved King George and kept the Union Jack flying over the state capital even after we won our independence from England. You fuging lost, get over it. Keep the Confederate flag where it belongs: as a backdrop to homemade incest videos on youporn.

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​I don't think anyone is promoting banning it.

It just shouldn't be displayed on any government buildings.

​Couldn't ban it anyway.  I agree that it shouldn't be a state flag though. 

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I do have a question for the board though?  Should the US flag fly over an Indian reservation such as the Cherokee reservation in the North Carolina mountains?  They certainly have a right to consider it a symbol of oppression. 

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Rather than a couple pages worth of views on flags, it basically comes down to a biblical parameter for me.  "If it makes a brother stumble".

If something offends someone else, causes our relationship harm and I can just as easily, or maybe not even easily do without it, then do without it.  Fed, State and Counties, people who enforce and pass laws and levy taxes, should do without it.

If you want one for your house, truck, basement or garage, have at it.  It costs nothing to just quit flying it.  It might not fix situations like the one in Charleston, but it could restore relationships, somewhat.  Not a cure all, but why not?

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I do have a question for the board though?  Should the US flag fly over an Indian reservation such as the Cherokee reservation in the North Carolina mountains?  They certainly have a right to consider it a symbol of oppression. 

​Valid question.  In my opinion I think that it should be left up to those living on the reservation.

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It's a flag. Many more atrocities and crimes against humanity are carried out under the banner of the stars and stripes. 

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It's a flag. Many more atrocities and crimes against humanity are carried out under the banner of the stars and stripes. 

yeah but we don't force Japan to fly our flag over their capital

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yeah but we don't force Japan to fly our flag over their capital

how horrible. We nuked them instead. Men, women and children. But not before we rounded all the ones up state side and put them in a concentration camp. 

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Anyone care to explain the people that fly it in Colorado with no southern roots?

Haterage?

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I will never understand this "heritage" thing. The South was only separate from the Union for 4 years. Before and after then there was no Confederacy, other than in the memories of the bitter people angry they lost, and mad as hell at the carpetbaggers and newly freed slaves they had no idea how to handle suddenly able to walk around without being captured and beaten on sight (usually).

What other "heritage" is being "celebrated"? The heritage of "states rights" or "the place I was born once tried to leave America because they thought it sucked that bad"?

 

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