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- tatsteeler tatsteeler Jul 4, 2015 8:34 PM Flag
save your money - im sure the flag will be out in full force , the question is how hard will the t.v. cameras work to not show it ?
- tatsteeler tatsteeler Jun 27, 2015 9:14 PM Flag
so you stand behind an idiot that obviously does not know what the Civil War was all about? Not really surprised
- tatsteeler tatsteeler Jun 27, 2015 12:25 PM Flag
WELL , YOU WERE CRYING IN THE GOLF LEAGUE THAT YOU COULDNT GET IT TO WORK
my bad for not reading all the other post - P.A.B.
- tatsteeler tatsteeler Jun 27, 2015 9:26 AM Flag
As you might suppose, people in the South bitterly resented this attitude of superiority, and in some quarters the words “damn” and “Yankee” became one word. And a somewhat fierce type of Southern pride came into being.
The Confederate battle flag was a sign of defiance, a sign of pride, a declaration of a geographical area that you were proud to be from.
That’s all it is to me and all it has ever been to me.
I can’t speak for all, but I know in my heart that most Southerners feel the same way.
I have no desire to reinstate the Confederacy. I oppose slavery as vehemently as any man, and I believe that every human being, regardless of the color of their skin, is just as valuable as I am and deserves the exact same rights and advantages as I do.
I feel that this controversy desperately needs to be settled without federal interference and input from race baiters like Al Sharpton. It's up to the individual states as to what they allow to be a part of their public image. What the majority of the people of any given state want should, in my opinion, be their policy.
Unfortunately, the Confederate battle flag has been adopted by hate groups – and individuals like Dylann Roof – to supposedly represent them and their hateful view of the races.
Please believe me when I say that, to the overwhelming majority of Southerners, the flag represents no such thing, but is simply a banner denoting an area of the nation and one's pride in living there.
I know there will be those who will take these words of mine, try to twist them or call them insincere and try to make what I've said here some kind of anti-black racial statement, but I tell everybody who reads this article, I came up in the days of cruel racial prejudice and Jim Crow laws, when the courts were tilted against any black man, when the segregated educational system was inferior and when opportunities for blacks to advance were almost nonexistent.
I lived through the useless cruelty of those days and did not get my feelings out of some sensitivity class or social studies course, but made my own decisions out of experience and disgust.
I hold no ill feelings and have no axes to grind with my brothers and sisters of any color. The same God made us; the same God will judge us; and I pray that He will intervene in the deep racial divide we have in this nation and make each person – black or white – see each other for what we truly are, human beings. No better, and no worse.
It's time to do away with labels: Caucasian-American, African-American, Asian-American, Native American and so forth.
How about just a simple "AMERICAN"?
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
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