The suit to have the flags removed was started by 7 students. No doubt with the aid of a paid shill and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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Henlee, do tell about this massive southern offensive that took place? I am pretty sure the confederates only enters into the union once on an offensive course. I would ask you to read the Declaration of Independence which blatantly says that secession is needed at times. It is one of our founding documents but we seems to forget the liberty to the individuals it was trying to protect.
Robert E. Lee was not perfect but he was twice the man Lincoln or US Grant could ever be. He had the respect of both confederate and union troops. He fought honorably, and he believed that there are things more important than a strong central government.
I get tired of debating this issue with folks who have been brainwashed into worshipping at the altar of the United States and that it is heresy to think secession could be a good idea. You would have fit in really well with the British loyalists in the revolutionary war.
Again no side in the war between the states was perfect, but if the union did not have a steady supply of Irish immigrants to reload the front lines with, there might be two countries at least, and the original United States of America would of had to choose to have a strong federal government or to give individuals more freedom. The civil war has paved the way for many injustices and federal over reach of powers that we suffer from today.
If Thomas Jefferson were here today and he saw that the government could force you to buy a product or you would be taxed, try to legislate mandatory birth control, and steal 40% of some folks earnings, I dare say he would think it is time to secede too. Make a copy of the Declaration of Independence and send it to Washington DC
MM....i agree with much of what you say, except about Lincoln.....their you are wrong! Regardless, you seemed to skip over the key issue of the Civil Way....Slavery! Hard to defend that position, I believe, even if you are Robert E. Lee.....
Lincoln was awful, so was slavery. Lincoln was more worried about his ego than slaves. I feel he was one of the most overrated tyrant presidents. I know we will have to disagree on that.
Robert E lee was fighting for Virginia, not slavery. It's a tough concept for us to grasp, but there is a difference. I believe Lee freed his slaves on his own accord too.
Forgive me for being a bit rusty on my history, I have a one month old daughter that likes to party through the night
You all crack me up!
For real, sitting here after work, bier in hand, you crack me up!
Might I remind you all so fond of the “rebel colors”
THE NORTH WON!
If ya all wanted to keep flyin’ it ya all should have fought harder!
Go to the Pearl Harbor memorial, see any Jap flags?
Yet, go down south and what do you see?
You all are under the false impression that you kicked ass.
Instead of having your ass handed to you.
Who is re-writing history?
THE NORTH WON!
Last edited by Ken Bora; 07-17-2014 at 10:49 PM.
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Been seeing flags from all over the world around here the last few years... Mostly Mexico and central American countries. What war did they win?
Ken, did you ever lose at anything? Did you like it? Did it change how you feel about anything?
That school was not sticking those flags up anyone's ass. They weren't forcing anyone to see them.
Hell, there are enough stories in this country about people getting in trouble for flying Old Glory.
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The south was exporting 75% of American goods at the time. 85% of southerners were landowners. They wanted to preserve their liberties and individual rights. The North wanted their wealth and to centralize power. After the war they raped the south and stole the land and means of production.