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It IS Time to ban displaying this part of "History " !

  1. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 22 months ago

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    It's time !, This flag  has as far  more negative meaning  about it as  any "historical " value !  It's time for it to go ! it shows disrespect for African Americans , for the northern half of our countries  people , to many soldiers were lost fighting for and against it !  It represents a dark time in our history .

    Put it in your southern museums and keep it out of public displays !

    1. colorfulone profile image89
      colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I read on Facebook that large companies are banning the sales for the Confederate flag.

      1. colorfulone profile image89
        colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        CNN "Walmart, Amazon, Sears, eBay to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise"  http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/22/politics/ … -carolina/

    2. rhamson profile image77
      rhamsonposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      It is an excuse to continue a long lost corrupt ideal with a clever twist. States rights was their mantra but saving slavery their goal.

      1. ahorseback profile image49
        ahorsebackposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        It just represents Too much negativity,    you are right !

    3. janesix profile image60
      janesixposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      No. This is just censorship,and against  free speech.

      1. Live to Learn profile image81
        Live to Learnposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Excellent point. I don't think most people understand the dangers of chipping away at this basic right. Allowing only those who don't offend us to express a viewpoint isn't really freedom.

    4. Credence2 profile image85
      Credence2posted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Well, ahorseback, we are on the same side of this issue. Hope springs eternal!!!

  2. Alphadogg16 profile image88
    Alphadogg16posted 22 months ago

    I do not think it should be brought down just because it's offensive to Blacks. We are all Americans, White, Black, Hispanic or otherwise. In my opinion the flag makes it seem like the South is a separate entity from the rest of the United States.

    1. ahorseback profile image49
      ahorsebackposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Exactly , The civil war is over , that flag  was representative of a defeated  army and "country ",  it should have been banned from the end  of the civil war  , although it actually , if I'm not mistaken -was the battle flag of The army of Northern Virginia ?

      1. janesix profile image60
        janesixposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Let's just ban everything you don't approve of.

        1. ahorseback profile image49
          ahorsebackposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Oh excuse me , Lets let janesix have a flag to fly , all others are banned .

          1. janesix profile image60
            janesixposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            Have some books you want to burn too?

            1. ahorseback profile image49
              ahorsebackposted 22 months ago in reply to this

              So lets see , you have a problem banning an image that portrays slavery , rebellion ,  the death of  an equal number of northern and southern  American  troops .   The mass destroying of farms ,families ,  towns and cities  .....but what , you appreciate the free speech of displaying this flag ?
              http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12489700.jpg

              1. janesix profile image60
                janesixposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                Absolutely I have a problem with violations of free speech.

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                  or is it abuseā€¦of freedom of speech?
                  Why do they fly that flag again?
                  It there Any Explanation?
                  If I were the president I would publicly say, "Take down that flag, boys!"
                  ( ...as long as he allows us to fly the American flag.)

                  1. janesix profile image60
                    janesixposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                    How is it abuse of freedom of speech?

                  2. janesix profile image60
                    janesixposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                    Good luck in your Orwellian society.

  3. Credence2 profile image85
    Credence2posted 22 months ago

    Nobody is banning anything, people. Private parties are free to diplay the flag on their pick-ups their private property etc. The statehouse is public property and its represents all the people. So, if the Confederate Flag can go up, why not the multicolor gay/transgender flags. etc. The only flag that should be flying on public property is the US, State and Municipal. The state takes my tax money and represents me, something that has been so offensive to so many should not be granted the dignity of a prominant place in the public square...

    Cmon, People!!, Have you taken basic civic courses?


    Censorship is ridiculous. I don't see how that concept is so hard to understand.

  4. Becky Katz profile image86
    Becky Katzposted 22 months ago

    I normally stay out of political forums, and this is one. I agree with janesix. That would be a violation of our civil rights. It would be the same as burning books because we do not like what is in them. Flying them on a public building is wrong. But a private citizen that wants to fly one on their property has the RIGHT to do so.
    I am personally an all American that would never fly one or own one. I lived in the South and was offended every time I saw one, but they have the right to fly their own. Companies have the right to not sell them. But if we start to take away even one right, we will more easily lose the ones we have. THAT I am not in favor of.
    Go ahead now and start bashing me, and calling me names because you disagree with me, but think about what I have said. Do not give anyone the right to take our rights away from us
    As fr the one that said to have the President ban them, that was the worst idea ever. THIS President is already accused of representing the blacks over the rest of the country. THIS President has no need to stick his nose in this subject, for our country's good.

    1. Credence2 profile image85
      Credence2posted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I won't bash you, I applaud you, no one says that you can't fly the dispicable piece of cloth, I just don't want it in the statehouse giving it the legitimacy as representing the State and all of its people that it does not deserve. Your commentary is welcome, come again and come often. That opinion is one that I share who is in dispute with it?

      1. ahorseback profile image49
        ahorsebackposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Exactly ! Lets the fanatics fly it at home , in the club , in the museum . But when the state adopts  a flag so controversial  , There's something way wrong !     No one wants prayers in school , in  public forums or  in  our pledge of  allegiance to the  American flag  :   But we don't mind  the confederate flag flown by a state government ?

 
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