Why do people still fly Confederate F...

Why do people still fly Confederate Flags?

Created by Frank Burns eats worms on Oct 17, 2007

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Proud of heritage (slavery)

Don't know the war ended

Like to offend others

Proud of oppressing others

Purty colurs

Not patriotic to USA

Like to fit stereotypes

No nat'l redneck flag

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Murf

United States

#2 Oct 17, 2007
These answers ,who ever made them are not real answers to the ?. The rebel battle flag has nothing to do with slavery. And if it does. There was more than a few Black Americans who fought for Dixie. Also if you where born in the U.S.A. and your black. Your an american. Nothing African about you. Your no more African than I am Irish. WE'RE AMERICANS, BROTHERS! Knock Off the B.S.

“Let's talk”

Since: Oct 07

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#3 Oct 17, 2007
Murf
Thanks I could not have said it better myself.
American Defender

United States

#4 Oct 17, 2007
The poll was made by Frank Burns eats worms. To the right of where it say RESULTS will show you who created the poll. To make his ignorant poll invalid. I created a Poll: Why do people fly the Confederate flag? It can be found in other recent Hampton discussions. He was obviously being a smart A $$ and disrespectfull to the people who fought and died under the flag. The minute I read it I knew it was someone that did not know history.

“He's 3 1/2 lbs. of fury!!!”

Since: Sep 07

Hampton Roads, VA

#5 Oct 23, 2007
What in the hell does this flag have to do with slavery? Seriously, I think it's just another excuse to bitch about slavery. And I don't care if that sounds racist at this point. I'm tired of people bringing something up that was over years ago. And the people who bring it up were not even around during slavery. And stop acting like you're people have been the only people EVER f-ing oppressed. Hispanics, women, etc. have been oppressed too. However, they seem to get over it a lot faster and realize bringing it up does nothing to help their cause it just makes them seem like excuse makers.
the song bird

Three Rivers, TX

#6 Oct 24, 2007
well I am just confused... I know it matters but the past is th epast I am one for new beginings
Deja Vu

Bay City, MI

#8 Oct 29, 2007
FRANKLY,I love it when I see the bars and stars
especially when driving on the backs of other cars

This tells very clearly, that a white person is just ahead
that at least for the moment,there won't be flying lead

That very near somewhere around me,there is a strong willed mind
and not just another left wing liberal waiting to kiss more black behind
Get - Some

Homer, GA

#9 Nov 6, 2007
The bible said judge not or you will be judged so if you judge me cause of my heritage well I fill sorry for you come judgment day. Remember that next time before you judge some one.

Ps. get off my back for flying my flag in the back of my truck. I have a few black friends and all of them where Dixie Outfitters
Goober

Water View, VA

#10 Dec 7, 2007
Where's the banjo music?

“He's 3 1/2 lbs. of fury!!!”

Since: Sep 07

Hampton Roads, VA

#11 Dec 10, 2007
Goober wrote:
Where's the banjo music?
dah dah dum dah dum dah dum dah dah
rebel

Eastland, TX

#12 Dec 16, 2007
stupid ? there is no answer to put it had nothing to do with slavery you need to check on your history of the war an learn the facts before you ask a stupid ? like that
rebel

Eastland, TX

#13 Dec 16, 2007
MYTH - The War of 1861 - 1865 was fought over slavery.
FACT - Terribly untrue. The North fought the war over money. Plain and simple. When the South started Secession, Lincoln was asked, "Why not let the South go in peace?" To which he replied, "I can't let them go. Who would pay for the government?" Sensing total financial ruin for the North, Lincoln waged war on the South. The South fought the War to repel Northern aggression and invasion.
MYTH - Only Southerners owned slaves.
FACT - Entirely untrue. Many Northern civilians owned slaves. Prior to, during and even after the War Of Northern Aggression.
Surprisingly, to many history impaired individuals, most Union Generals and staff had slaves to serve them!
"Emancipation Proclamation" of Lincoln only gave freedom to slaves in the SOUTH! NOT in the North! This pecksniffery even went so far as to find the state of Delaware rejecting the 13th Amendment in December of 1865 and did not ratify it (13th Amendment / free the slaves) until 1901!
MYTH - The Confederate Battle Flag was flown on slave ships.
FACT - NONE of the flags of the Confederacy or Southern Nation ever flew over a slave ship. Nor did the South own or operate any slaves ships. The English, the Dutch and the Portugese brought slaves to this country, not the Southern Nation.
Union ships brought slaves to America! These ships were from the New England states, and their hypocrisy is atrocious.
These Federals were ones that ended up crying the loudest about slavery. But without their ships, many of the slaves would have never arrived here. They made countless fortunes on the delivery of slaves as well as the products madefrom raw materials such as cotton and tobacco in the South.
MYTH - The Confederate Battle Flag represents racism today.
FACT - The Confederate Battle Flag today finds itself in the center of much controversy and hoopla going on in several states. The cry to take this flag down is unjustified. It is very important to keep in mind that the Confederate Battle Flag was simply just that. A battle flag. It was never even a National flag, so how could it have flown over a slave nation or represented slavery or racism? This myth is continued by lack of education and ignorance.
MYTH - The United States Flag represented freedom.
FACT - No chance. The US flag flew over a slave nation for over 85 years! The North tolerated slavery and acknowledged it as a Division Of Labor. The North made a vast fortune on slavery and it's commodities. It wasn't until the South decided to leave the Union that the North objected. The North knew it could not survive without the Southern money. That is the true definition of hypocrisy.
MYTH - The South revered slavery.
FACT - A very interesting fact on slavery is that at the time the War of 1861 -1865 officially commenced, the Southern States were actually in the process of freeing all slaves in the South. Russia had freed it's servants in 1859, and the South took great note of this.
MYTH - Only the North had men of color in their ranks.
FACT - Quite simply a major falsehood of history. Many blacks, both free and of their own will, joined the Confederate Army to fight for their beloved Southern home.
MYTH - The Confederate Flags are an authorized symbol of Aryan, KKK and hate groups.
FACT - Quite the contrary. These dispicable organizations such as the KKK and Aryans have taken a hallowed piece of history, and have plagued good Southern folks and the memories of fine Confederate Soldiers that fought under the flag with their perverse agenda. IN NO WAY does the Confederate Flag represent hate or violence. Heritage groups such as the SCV battle daily the damage done to a proud nation by these hate groups. HERITAGE - NOT HATE.
REBEL BITCH

West Palm Beach, FL

#14 Dec 16, 2007
MY FEELING IS IF YOU HAVE TIME TO SIT AROUND AND THINK UP SUCH A STUPID POLL THEN YOU NEED A DAMN LIFE. I AM VERY PROUD TO FLY MY FLAG IN MY TRUCK AT MY HOUSE AND TO WEAR IT ON MY CLOTHING. IF YOU THINK I AM RACIST THEN SO BE IT. GOD IS THE ONLY OTHER PERSON WHO KNOWS WHATS IN MY HEART.
Yall

Omaha, NE

#15 Dec 18, 2007
REBEL BITCH wrote:
MY FEELING IS IF YOU HAVE TIME TO SIT AROUND AND THINK UP SUCH A STUPID POLL THEN YOU NEED A DAMN LIFE. I AM VERY PROUD TO FLY MY FLAG IN MY TRUCK AT MY HOUSE AND TO WEAR IT ON MY CLOTHING. IF YOU THINK I AM RACIST THEN SO BE IT. GOD IS THE ONLY OTHER PERSON WHO KNOWS WHATS IN MY HEART.
mah feelin is you uns needs to get up into the twenny furst century
Yall

Omaha, NE

#16 Dec 18, 2007
SO it's ok for southern whites to embrace their "heritage", but if people of color want to embrace their roots, then they are being racist?

Nice double standard yall got goin.
Cue banjo music and take out your teeth...promenade...yeehah!
what the

Dayton, MD

#17 Dec 18, 2007
THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS A NORTH AND SOUTH THING NOT A BLACK AND WHITE THING.I'M PROUD TO BE A SOUTHENER.SOUTHENER HOSPITALITY,HUNTING ,FISHING,GOOD OLE HOME COOKIN, FOUR WHEELIN,MONSTER TRUCKIN OH AND LET'S NOT FORGET MANORS.Something people alot of people from the north sorely lack
dave

United States

#18 Jan 18, 2008
The Confederate Flag should never be flown over a public building, period. The bottom line is that the General Lee surrendered the CSA and the South lost the Civil War. The losing side does NOT get to fly their flag anymore. They have been defeated. Germany isn't allowed to fly the nazi flag, Japan had flag restrictions after the war, and to the victor goes the spoils. If Southerners want to celebrate their history, then go to a museum where a confederate flag is on display. Or by all means, fly the confederate flag on your own private property, or stick one on the back of your pick-up truck next to your rifle rack... but it should not be 'flown' on any public property.. city, county, state, park, town square, etc. it's not a slavery issue, or a heritage issue, it's a simple matter of who won the civil war and who surrendered. not to mention that the United States nor any other legitimate country ever officially recognized the CSA.
American Defender

United States

#19 Jan 20, 2008
rebel wrote:
MYTH - The War of 1861 - 1865 was fought over slavery.
FACT - Terribly untrue. The North fought the war over money. Plain and simple. When the South started Secession, Lincoln was asked, "Why not let the South go in peace?" To which he replied, "I can't let them go. Who would pay for the government?" Sensing total financial ruin for the North, Lincoln waged war on the South. The South fought the War to repel Northern aggression and invasion.
MYTH - Only Southerners owned slaves.
FACT - Entirely untrue. Many Northern civilians owned slaves. Prior to, during and even after the War Of Northern Aggression.
Surprisingly, to many history impaired individuals, most Union Generals and staff had slaves to serve them!
"Emancipation Proclamation" of Lincoln only gave freedom to slaves in the SOUTH! NOT in the North! This pecksniffery even went so far as to find the state of Delaware rejecting the 13th Amendment in December of 1865 and did not ratify it (13th Amendment / free the slaves) until 1901!
MYTH - The Confederate Battle Flag was flown on slave ships.
FACT - NONE of the flags of the Confederacy or Southern Nation ever flew over a slave ship. Nor did the South own or operate any slaves ships. The English, the Dutch and the Portugese brought slaves to this country, not the Southern Nation.
Union ships brought slaves to America! These ships were from the New England states, and their hypocrisy is atrocious.
These Federals were ones that ended up crying the loudest about slavery. But without their ships, many of the slaves would have never arrived here. They made countless fortunes on the delivery of slaves as well as the products madefrom raw materials such as cotton and tobacco in the South.
MYTH - The Confederate Battle Flag represents racism today.
FACT - The Confederate Battle Flag today finds itself in the center of much controversy and hoopla going on in several states. The cry to take this flag down is unjustified. It is very important to keep in mind that the Confederate Battle Flag was simply just that. A battle flag. It was never even a National flag, so how could it have flown over a slave nation or represented slavery or racism? This myth is continued by lack of education and ignorance.
MYTH - The United States Flag represented freedom.
FACT - No chance. The US flag flew over a slave nation for over 85 years! The North tolerated slavery and acknowledged it as a Division Of Labor. The North made a vast fortune on slavery and it's commodities. It wasn't until the South decided to leave the Union that the North objected. The North knew it could not survive without the Southern money. That is the true definition of hypocrisy.
MYTH - The South revered slavery.
FACT - A very interesting fact on slavery is that at the time the War of 1861 -1865 officially commenced, the Southern States were actually in the process of freeing all slaves in the South. Russia had freed it's servants in 1859, and the South took great note of this.
MYTH - Only the North had men of color in their ranks.
FACT - Quite simply a major falsehood of history. Many blacks, both free and of their own will, joined the Confederate Army to fight for their beloved Southern home.
MYTH - The Confederate Flags are an authorized symbol of Aryan, KKK and hate groups.
FACT - Quite the contrary. These dispicable organizations such as the KKK and Aryans have taken a hallowed piece of history, and have plagued good Southern folks and the memories of fine Confederate Soldiers that fought under the flag with their perverse agenda. IN NO WAY does the Confederate Flag represent hate or violence. Heritage groups such as the SCV battle daily the damage done to a proud nation by these hate groups. HERITAGE - NOT HATE.
Great post. Problem is blacks and white appologist do not want facts. Their lack of education is what keeps the NAACP and other minority groups in business. The war was all about funding the government.
seenit

Moseley, VA

#21 Apr 1, 2008
As someone who has seen brothers die beside me, black and white to give you all the right to discuss this topic and to fly whatever flag you want to fly.

If you are interested in what it started out as...

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/Co...
Gary

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Jun 17, 2008
Great Poll..

I guess the KKK flies the flag because of their southern pride.. Give me a freakin break.
Gary

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Jun 17, 2008
The South referred to themselves as the slave holding states...nothing more..nothing less.

Anyone who denies it is a liar.

The South had no problem with anything else the Federal Government was doing..their only problem was that they couldn't keep their slaves.

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