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Re: “Giant Confederate Flag to Welcome Visitors to Richmond

What do I think about the Confederate flag flap? By K. Steven Monk I think that very few people today even know what that flag stood for. No,

it did not stand as a racist symbol for the KKK as that group did not even exist when countless thousands of Southern men laid down their lives

for it. Nor did it stand for Nazi-inspired white supremacy, as the man who brought that German political group to power had not even been born

at the time that countless thousands of young, Southern boys spilled their blood on the fields of Gettysburg. And no! They did not spill their

blood on that field of battle and innumerable other fields for the right to own slaves, as 95% of them couldn't even afford the common necessities

of life, let alone slaves. It was only the other 5% of the Southern population, the rich Southern planters, that could afford that as well as the

luxuries they enjoyed. At the time of this great conflict, slavery, as an institution, was on its way out in the South. So why did so many poor,

common, white (and even black) working boys lay down their lives for a tattered red, white and blue cross of stars? The answer to that becomes

rather obvious when you consider what the war they fought and died in was all about. And no! It was not a Civil War. There was nothing civil

about the carnage of hundreds of thousands of American men blowing the guts out of each other. It was a war of aggression: the aggression of a

omnipotent, Washington-based political power who had as its agenda the subversion of a group of states who had decided to rescind their

ratification of that power's right to rule, an act which, under the constitution that they ratified, they had the right to do. In other words,

Southern Americans, in this most Uncivil War, were fighting for the same thing that Americans fought for at Valley Forge: they were fighting for

their freedom. That's what the stars and bars meant to them. That's why so many of them went to their graves defending it. That's why

If you seek an offensive flag, look no farther than the thirteen-stripe United States flag. Under that flag, hundreds of thousands of Africans were

transported to slavery in the New World in the 1700s and 1800s. (No Confederate-flagged ship ever made a slaving-run.)Under that flag, an Army

Order (General Order No. 11) was issued 17 December 1862 forcibly removing all Jewish people from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky. (No

Confederate authority ever practiced anti-Semitism.)Under that flag, thousands of men, women, and children were systematically hunted down

and killed, and other thousands forcibly removed from their homelands and relocated to less-hospitable environs in the 1800s for the shocking

offense of being Native Americans/Indians. (No such actions ever occurred under a Confederate flag.)Under that flag, thousands of American

citizens were placed in concentration camps in the 1940s for the heinous crime of being of Japanese ancestry. (No concentration camps were ever

built or operated under Confederate authority.)Moreover, that flag is the favored flag of the Ku Kluxers -- anti-blacks, anti-Semitics, and anti-

Catholics. See for pictures. So: The thirteen-stripe United States flag has been used against blacks, Jews,

Native Americans, Japanese, and Catholics. I wonder when will someone call for its removal? (Clifton Palmer McLendon) “The sole object of this

war,” said Grant, “is to restore the Union. Should I become convinced it has any other object, or that the Government designs using its soldiers to

execute the wishes of the Abolitionists, I pledge you my honor as a man and a soldier I would resign my commission and carry my sword to the

other side.” -Democratic Speaker’s Handbook, p. 33 The War for Southern Independence was fought for the same reasons as the Revolutionary

War. True history is not taught in school.

This is a repost of a comment by cwipaulk - 4/28/2012 1:59 PM
The problem here is that Yankee propaganda has been taught to everyone, starting during Reconstruction. No CSA flag ever flew on the slave-

trading ships; it was Old Glory. The South did not secede in order to perpetuate slavery; it was on the way out, and only a small percentage of

Southerners owned slaves. Lincoln waged his treasonous and unconstitutional war to force the seceded states back into the union for the

collection of revenues. The South was furnishing about 85% of the revenue, and getting very little in return. Most Northerners were in favor of

letting the South go, but Lincoln said, “Let the South go? Let the South go! Where then shall we get our revenues?!” Lincoln shut down numerous

newspapers and imprisoned the owners who disagreed with his waging of an illegal war. To refute the oft-repeated lie that the War for Southern

Independence (commonly but erroneously called "The Civil War") was fought over slavery, I need only mention the Corwin Amendment --

proposed by Congressman Thomas Corwin of Ohio, passed by Congress 2 March 1861, and endorsed by Abraham Lincoln. That amendment

read: "No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any

State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State." If the seceded States had

wished to perpetuate slavery, they had only to re-join the Union and ratify that amendment. They did not because they seceded to escape an

overweening, all-intrusive big government, the same reason that thirteen States seceded from Britain in 1776, Mexico from Spain in 1818, and

Texas from Mexico in 1836. The Confederate Battle Flag represents a brave and proud people (black and white) who were defending their homes

from an invading army. Those who think anything else have swallowed the Yankee Kool-Aid. Do your own research. Learn the truth.

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