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Re: “Swastikas, SS bolts, Confederate flags: Biker wares in Fayetteville

I don't object to the sale of Confederate flags because it's a Yankee lie that they represent slavery. General Robert E. Lee OPPOSED slavery, yet his troops were the first to fly that flag. And the Southern slave owners REJECTED Our Flag of Southern Freedom as the Confederacy's national emblem. So how then is it a symbol of slavery? Sixty-four percent of the seceding states never gave slavery as a reason for secession, President Jefferson Davis said that the war WASN'T
over slavery, and the Confederate Constitution-while allowing slavery within it's borders--forbade the international slave trade except with those southern states still in the United States. So, since Our Flag of Dixie is a symbol of a nation whose slave owners rejected it as their symbol, whose President plainly said that they WEREN'T waging the War of Northern Aggression over slavery, 64% of whose states never claimed in their articles of secession that they were seceding [let alone going to war over] slavery, whose Constitution plainly forbade almost all of the slave trade, and whose most prominent general was OPPOSED to slavery, how is Our Banner of the St. Andrew's Cross a symbol of slavery?

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Posted by James Ronnie Green on 09/24/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Feeling unwelcome

While I empathize with this Latino person, she or he needs to realize that the slaveholders actually REJECTED the Confederate Battle Flag as the Confederacy's national emblem. Therefore, it's not as much as a symbol of slavery as he might think. Second, the Latinos were never enslaved by the Southern plantation owners. I could better understand his or her feelings of discrimination if he or she were African-American, but not Latino American.

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Posted by James Ronnie Green on 05/13/2016 at 9:32 AM

 

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