Should the Confederate Flag be banned and why? No racist responses please.
As a die hard liberal, no! It's a freedom issue. I'm not in favor of banning speech I don't agree with. Should the federal government wave it? Clearly not. Should anyone use it? No, I don't agree that they should, and I wish it would die off the way using a horse and buggy as a means of transportation did.
However, I don't agree with low taxes, or religious balderdash, but that doesn't mean I have the power to restrict the rights of others to express themselves how they see it. I can only argue that the people who hold these beliefs are mistaken, and that is the extent of my "power" over their lives.
The Confederate Flag is part of our history, a tragic part in some ways, an awakening in other ways. I personally opposed the displaying of the Confederate flag in their yards and I certainly object to racist organizations and the use of the Confederate flag. However, the First Amendment guarantees the right to free speech. So while I may not support the views of those who would like to see a separate confederate nation and lament that the south lost the Civil Way, I would not attempt to deney those people the right to express their views. I just would not agree.
The Confederate flag has some significance. It represented people who either believed in the individual rights of the state, believed in slavery or both. A horrible war, kept the nation in tact. Had we been divided into two countries, I do not know where we would be today So the Confederate flag should never be banned. It should not be celebrate or fly over public buildings, or used as a means to incite a riot. It should be recognized as a symbol and reminder of a tragic period in our history, where brother fought brother and the ultimate victory by the Union can be looked upon as one of the first steps of on the long and possibly never ending road of assuring equality for all people.
Just for clarification....this is about "public display" of the flag.
The confederate flag is historical , so it could be displayed in the proper historical places , yet NO!, it should not be flown over public places , capitals ,etc. It also represented dissention to our collective government , hence is it perhaps treasonous too to fly it there ? I think it is ! There are and should be limits [reasonable ones ] to free speach ! Great queation !
I feel that it should be changed as it continues to carry a negative image and vibe from the days of slavery and prejudice. If the South wants a better image in America's eyes, it should take steps to abandon images that make it look stereotypically racist and ignorant.
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