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“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

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#70 Nov 21, 2013
Fly the flag with pride!
Happy Days

Dawsonville, GA

#71 Nov 22, 2013
Timmy_ wrote:
Fly the flag with pride!
Yawn
local

Dawsonville, GA

#72 Nov 22, 2013
Timmy_ wrote:
Fly the flag with pride!
which one?
The Stars and Bars is gone. Dixie is outlawed to be played.

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#73 Nov 23, 2013
local wrote:
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which one?
The Stars and Bars is gone. Dixie is outlawed to be played.
Actually the Stars and Bars is still alive and well, is with us today and can be seen quiet prominently proudly flying as a slightly modified version of the First National Flag of The Confederacy; it has an extended blue field and the circle of 7 to 13 stars replaced with the Georgia State Seal.

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us-csa1.ht...

This was a change from the 1956 Georgia Flag having the blue field, the Georgia Seal and instead the Confederate St. Andrews Cross (aka the Confederate Cross or Confederate Battle Flag). The St. Andrew’s Cross – the flag’s distinctive feature – had its origin in the flag of Scotland. Southerners, many of whom traced their ancestry to Scotland, very easily related to this Christian symbol.

In early 1955, John Sammons Bell, chairman of the State Democratic Party and attorney for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) suggested a new state flag for Georgia that would incorporate the Confederate Battle Flag. At the 1956 session of the General Assembly, state senators Jefferson Lee Davis and Willis Harden introduced Senate Bill 98 to change the state flag. Signed into law on February 13, 1956, the bill became effective the following July 1.

http://www.senate.ga.gov/sro/Documents/StudyC...

A genuine understanding must be applied to the study of the Confederate Battle Flag and the homage paid it since the end of the Civil War until the modern civil rights movement. At that approximate point in history the flag began to take on a different meaning by those who would use it in desecration to promote their own personal political agendas of protest, resistance, racism, intolerance, hatred, and manipulation by both blacks and whites alike, independently and collectively, openly and covertly.

Consequently, and with the federal government denying any level of culpability; the Confederate Battle Flag, our beloved Southern Cross, was deemed to be a symbol of negativity, primarily of racial and fanatic radical significance. And despite the flag simply being a tribute to Confederate Veterans, and displays of the battle flag as homage to the Confederate dead, devoid of racial overtones; a adored symbol of the Confederate Nation and it’s Soldiers was stolen from us, demonized and made to appear as something it never was or was intended to be.

The change to our current Georgia Flag (the modified First National Flag of the Confederacy) took place during Governor Sonny Perdue’s administration partly to appease Author Blank of Home Depot and the Atlanta Falcons owner during the time at which the Super Bowl was to be held in Atlanta and threats of boycott.

A volatile time in which Jessie Jackson, the NAACP, and other insular groups accepted and/or promoted those who have desecrated the Battle Flag as a symbol of hatred, deceit, or malevolence; that, of course, being in direct conflict with it’s true meaning of liberty, self-determination and state sovereignty.

Our Cause then as is today is just. Then, as today, that abhorrent stain of Slavery has buried our true Heritage; for both North and South, in my view.

Unfortunately, the victors do indeed write history, and our Nation as a whole bears the guilt of the tragedy of slavery.

But until or unless one sincerely seeks knowledge and truth, and searches in diligence to understand the nucleus of this utterly convoluted political travesty; Regrettably, the result will remain that many today shall continue to simply accept the premise that slavery was the catalyst of the Northern aggression upon the South; and continue choosing to ignore the fact that those using the issue of slavery, in and of themselves, are not purely well intentioned, with only the best interests of those in bondage at heart.
Just a thought

Waleska, GA

#74 Nov 23, 2013
The name Union County is fast becoming a true name for Union County. We are fast having more people who were born and raised in the North than we have people born and raised in the South living here. Many say they are from Fl. but if you ask a few questions you will find they originally were from the North. Not saying that is bad but it is ironic that we are living in Union County and the residents are made up by a large part by people from the North.
Al Kida

Orlando, FL

#75 Nov 23, 2013
Just a thought wrote:
The name Union County is fast becoming a true name for Union County. We are fast having more people who were born and raised in the North than we have people born and raised in the South living here. Many say they are from Fl. but if you ask a few questions you will find they originally were from the North. Not saying that is bad but it is ironic that we are living in Union County and the residents are made up by a large part by people from the North.
Yep and maybe by the time I retire there will be enough of us to push out the "good ol' boys" and run this county like it needs to be run. Then all the old fogies can sit on their front porches and bitch about how good it used to be while Union County gets into this century with the rest of the world.
Just a thought

Waleska, GA

#76 Nov 23, 2013
Al Kida wrote:
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Yep and maybe by the time I retire there will be enough of us to push out the "good ol' boys" and run this county like it needs to be run. Then all the old fogies can sit on their front porches and bitch about how good it used to be while Union County gets into this century with the rest of the world.
I think you will find that most of the people from Union will be applauding you instead of bitching. Could you hurry just a little?
local

Dawsonville, GA

#77 Nov 23, 2013
Al Kida wrote:
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Then all the old fogies can sit on their front porches and bitch about how good it used to be while Union County gets into this century with the rest of the world.
People are moving here in droves with their money....white flight, lots of USFS land surrounding their property, creeks, old time values.

Old, is Unions greatest asset.
local

Dawsonville, GA

#78 Nov 23, 2013
It's why you see so many pharmacies, nursing homes, funeral homes, flower shops here.

People want to go out with the views and lifestyle Union offers.

This is God's Country.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

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#79 Nov 23, 2013
Al Kida wrote:
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Yep and maybe by the time I retire there will be enough of us to push out the "good ol' boys" and run this county like it needs to be run. Then all the old fogies can sit on their front porches and bitch about how good it used to be while Union County gets into this century with the rest of the world.
You already forced your evil alcohol on us.

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#80 Nov 23, 2013
Changes do indeed happen.

Tracy Lawrence put a perspective upon those changes in the song “Time Marches On”– a link with lyrics below:

http://youtu.be/fLNMrcZtKbA

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#81 Nov 23, 2013
But then again, there are many of us that still remember, respect, and cherish those little things of our Southern Heritage, as depicted again in a song by Tracy Lawrence –“Find Our Who Your Friends Are”

http://youtu.be/thd3c60gYV8

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