Group plans 'world's largest' Confede...

Group plans 'world's largest' Confederate flag near Tampa -- Po...

There are 1906 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 2, 2008, titled Group plans 'world's largest' Confederate flag near Tampa -- Po.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Next year, a giant Confederate flag may tower above the tree line near the junction of Interstate 75 and Interstate 4 . The Sons of Confederate Veterans wants drivers in the Tampa area to see the massive flag ...

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golly gee

Wichita, KS

#1 Jun 2, 2008
Someone will shoot flaming arrows into it!
bobby

Orlando, FL

#2 Jun 2, 2008
i do believe in the freedom that they have to fly the flag and shouldn't take it down despite what anyone thinks.

it is sort of funny though, to honor people that were fighting, in my opinion, for the wrong cause. it would be similar to fly a nazi flag to honor the germans who died in ww2.
David

Jim Thorpe, PA

#3 Jun 2, 2008
It's noy just about racism it's about treason.
I am a real American, you know a loyal one
daedaleus

Kissimmee, FL

#4 Jun 2, 2008
Talk about Reverse Bigotry !
Blackinjun

Chesapeake, VA

#5 Jun 2, 2008
What is this flag suppose to represent? I know it's the symbol of traitor to the United States government. I know it a symbol of southern world views which includes enslaving blacks and keeping them less than white humans. I know it's a symbol of separatism.. Now I'd like to know what they think it is..

I'm confused..
Hobert

Chicago, IL

#6 Jun 2, 2008
Face it, you lost the war. I agree with Bobby. How many of these yahoos would be coming out of the woodwork if the "sons of rising son veterans" wanted to put up a huge Japanese flag to honor their heritage?
Jim Dandy

Palm Bay, FL

#7 Jun 2, 2008
Blackinjun wrote:
What is this flag suppose to represent? I know it's the symbol of traitor to the United States government. I know it a symbol of southern world views which includes enslaving blacks and keeping them less than white humans. I know it's a symbol of separatism.. Now I'd like to know what they think it is..
I'm confused..
You sure are, you have believed all the lies and the lying liars who rewrote the American History
Lance

Destin, FL

#9 Jun 2, 2008
Let's move forward, not backwards. As we fight amongst ourselves, the rest of the world is progressing. Take a look at our dollar internationally and you will see what I mean.
Boomers Fear Change

Apopka, FL

#10 Jun 2, 2008
Let it go, you lost the war. Move on, it's the 21st Century.
Get it

Melbourne, FL

#11 Jun 2, 2008
More "yankees" owned slaves than the south.

The war was NOT about slavery, but about states rights... Did'nt we start a war with England over our rights???

Blacks fly the African flag, although it was Africans that captured, transported and sold black slaves!!

Once again, the liberals only believe in freedom of speech and freedom of expression when it is line with their own views!!
Boomers Fear Change

Apopka, FL

#12 Jun 2, 2008
What are you talking about? Rewrote history?
Jim Dandy wrote:
<quoted text>You sure are, you have believed all the lies and the lying liars who rewrote the American History
Boomers Fear Change

Apopka, FL

#13 Jun 2, 2008
What liberals only believe in freedom of expression when it suits their cause? Did everyone take stupid pills before they went to bed, last night? It's not a question of freedom of expression, anyone can get a permit and do that on the street corner. It's a matter of learning from the past and then letting it go. It's about a group of people, not being able to accept change and deal with it.
Get it wrote:
More "yankees" owned slaves than the south.
The war was NOT about slavery, but about states rights... Did'nt we start a war with England over our rights???
Blacks fly the African flag, although it was Africans that captured, transported and sold black slaves!!
Once again, the liberals only believe in freedom of speech and freedom of expression when it is line with their own views!!
Voice of Reasoning

Orlando, FL

#14 Jun 2, 2008
Is the Hillsborough County and City of Tampa Tourism Depts. pushing this flag idea. I'm sure it will do good for their businesses. Can't this group do something more beneficial like setting up a scholarship in their fathers name instead? Get a grip peopll.
sprint10

Ithaca, NY

#15 Jun 2, 2008
we need to honor a flag that so many brave men died for.
Yea right

Apopka, FL

#16 Jun 2, 2008
"But when Hillsborough County NAACP president Curtis Stokes heard about the plans to have the flag flying next year, he was shocked."
Let me tell you curtis,too bad you are shock or offended by the Confederate Flag. You know what bugs me?Kwanza,people that put their stupid countries flags on their cars because their so proud of their former country.So proud that they left to come to the great US of A. Also,ebonics being taught in some this nations schools as an official way of commmunacation. Being forced to listen to the likes of al sharpden or jesse jackson.So mr curtis if you don't like the Confederate Flag then I sugest you leave Tampa and go else where.This is private property and you have no business telling other people what they can and can't fly.
Jesse

Orlando, FL

#17 Jun 2, 2008
This is simply a show by racists. Well, those days are long gone. I am a white Southerner,many generations back myself, but I see the flag as a reminder of the Civil War and Slavery. It WAS about slavery however you want to spin the economic story. I never understood why people wanted to fly that reminder of hatred. Yes, you can be proud to live in the South, with our way of life, but don't taint our reputation by flying a reminder of our ancestors cruelty.
Lauren

Sturgeon, PA

#18 Jun 2, 2008
Boomers Fear Change wrote:
Let it go, you lost the war. Move on, it's the 21st Century.
Ditto.:)
You do not get it

Allen, TX

#19 Jun 2, 2008
Get it wrote:
More "yankees" owned slaves than the south.
The war was NOT about slavery, but about states rights... Did'nt we start a war with England over our rights???
Blacks fly the African flag, although it was Africans that captured, transported and sold black slaves!!
Once again, the liberals only believe in freedom of speech and freedom of expression when it is line with their own views!!
No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed [by Congress](Confederate Constitution)
History, try it some time.
Oh, and they have every right to fly it, and I have every right to ridicule them for it.
Amber

Ocala, FL

#20 Jun 2, 2008
I don't deny them their right to fly the confederate flag, but with its location you think that the county could do something about the size. The size of a "tractor trailer" is a little excessive. I think that it would be a distraction to drivers and a safety concern.
Matt

Carrollton, TX

#21 Jun 2, 2008
This is Florida, back of woods red neck haven!
I hate Florida!!!

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