The Confederate flag is a traitor's rag

November 2, 2015, 7:31 pm

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The debate "The Confederate flag is a traitor's rag" was started by erikD9921 on November 2, 2015, 7:31 pm. 4 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 9 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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calebtanner, Nethersquid, TonganCaillou, Fettywap100 agree.
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In 1898 president McKinley referred to Confederate and Union soldiers as a "fraternity of American valour", thus recognition as American soldiers. 1906 Confederate soldiers grave stones were put up in national cemeteries (some in Washington DC). 1958 Confederate soldiers were recognized as US veterans. Hard to find, however do some digging and you'll get this information

3 years, 8 months ago

Did you know Grant was a slave holder and kept his slaves until the 13th amendment. Lee didn't own slaves through the War of Northern Aggression: fun fact.

Know your history before you start trying to brandish something you don't know anything about

3 years, 8 months ago

Would you deface a church to remove it?

3 years, 8 months ago

racist as well though

3 years, 8 months ago

The swastika has been a Christian symbol much longer than it was a symbol of the Nazis, but it is still not associated with Christianity. The Confederate flag is no more inherently racist than the Quebec flag or Scottish flag when flown by separatists. The civil was was not about slavery, it was about some states wanting to create their own nation.

3 years, 8 months ago

when you say it stands for heritage, you basically are saying that slavery wasn't behind the flag. Well then why does the KKK have a Confederate flag patch on their uniform and why do they fly it when they harass innocent black people

3 years, 8 months ago
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