Confederate flag on trucks
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#1 May 27, 2011
When driving through town, I came upon a pick up truck with an American flag and a confederate flag waving in the breeze above the bed of the truck. This display of ignorance for the history of the United States is despairing. It is difficult for me to believe that the individual or the parents truly understand the meaning of this "symbol". I understand there is a freedom of speech amendment, and that people have the right to express themselves under the law. My concern is if this behavior is tolerated and even celebrated by the youth and possibly the adults of our community, then the sacrifices and compassion of our forefathers have been forgotten. What will our future hold when we fail to exercise compassion and acceptance?
An examination of the Wikipedia meaning of the symbol follows:
(The display of the Confederate flag remains a highly controversial and emotional topic, generally because of disagreement over its symbolism.
Supporters of the flag view it as a symbol of southern heritage and the independence of the distinct cultural tradition of the South from Northern government. Some groups use the Southern Cross as one of the symbols associated with their organizations, including racist groups such as the Neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.[21] The flag is also sometimes used by separatist organizations such as the Aryan Nations. The Aryan Nation also uses the U.S. flag as well as the Christian flag displayed in some Protestant churches.
Due to its ban in some schools and universities that have viewed it as a racist symbol, display of the flag has, in these contexts, also been considered an exercise of free speech.)
mr big

United States

#3 May 28, 2011
free speech .
hddog57

Channahon, IL

#4 May 28, 2011
I am from the south. My belief is that the Confederate flag is part of my ancestral history. It was a way of life as I was growing up. Today, this does not make me a racist nor does it diminish the fact that so many family's lost loved one's in that ugly part of history. Memorial day is just around the corner. Leave the CSA flag alone and support this USA.

Since: Mar 10

Skokie, IL

#5 May 28, 2011
I understand your concern and I do NOT like when the Confederate flag is flown INSTEAD of the American Flag ... and, as with any other flag, as long as the American Flag is flown HIGHER than the other flag, a measure of respect is shown & acknowledged ...
cutter

Channahon, IL

#6 May 28, 2011
Bubba, its simple, the boy flying the flag doesnt like N!g*rs, get over it.

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West Chicago, IL

#7 May 28, 2011
I agree with the original poster. I know why those flags are being flown on a few trucks here in town and it's wrong. It's not people celebrating their southern heritage.
Roger K

Paso Robles, CA

#8 May 28, 2011
I don't believe it is anyone's business what flag I decide to fly, or when or where I do it. I don't own a Confederate flag, but if I did I would decide what to do with it. People are too easily offended these days, and I am offended by their behavior. Do they care? Nope!!
Hddog57

Channahon, IL

#9 May 29, 2011
Agree wrote:
I agree with the original poster. I know why those flags are being flown on a few trucks here in town and it's wrong. It's not people celebrating their southern heritage.
I agree with you. They are just a couple of young punkasses with no respect or diversity. They need to be dropped of up on the east side for an evening of group hugs.
let it go

Channahon, IL

#10 May 30, 2011
TOUCH MY FLAG.....Lets see I have a Northern mom, Southern dad, served in the military, graduated high school, went to college, pay my bills, get along with most of my neighbors who don't tell me how I should keep my yard, how I should wash my truck, or even what flag I should fly....As far as being disrespectful and young punkasses....I am not young and have been voting for over twenty years......
Roger K

United States

#11 May 30, 2011
It is disgusting that these miscreants have so little to do, but to tell others how to live their lives. Maybe they should get a job, or a life, and let other live theirs.
BDHOME

Morris, IL

#12 May 31, 2011
If You Want To Fly A Rebel Flag Than Go To Iran And Join One Of Thier Flag Burning Parties. Im Sure They Would Love To Have You. It Would Add A Little Variety To The Other Anti American Symbols Like Burning Uncle Sam Doll, Stomping On Little American Flags, Holding Up Pictures Of The 9/11 Attacks Etc........

Frankly I Believe In Peoples Right To Do Such Disgusting Things Like Burn American Flags And Display The Csa Flag In Thier Window Or On Thier Trunk But I Also Believe In My Right To Let Them Know What I Think About It!!!!!!!!
P.s Flying The Rebel Flag Is Like Flyiing Al Queda
Hddog57

Channahon, IL

#14 Jun 15, 2011
BDHOME wrote:
If You Want To Fly A Rebel Flag Than Go To Iran And Join One Of Thier Flag Burning Parties. Im Sure They Would Love To Have You. It Would Add A Little Variety To The Other Anti American Symbols Like Burning Uncle Sam Doll, Stomping On Little American Flags, Holding Up Pictures Of The 9/11 Attacks Etc........

Frankly I Believe In Peoples Right To Do Such Disgusting Things Like Burn American Flags And Display The Csa Flag In Thier Window Or On Thier Trunk But I Also Believe In My Right To Let Them Know What I Think About It!!!!!!!!
P.s Flying The Rebel Flag Is Like Flyiing Al Queda
It is your God given right to let us know what ever you like as is my right to reply. I fly my rebel flag with pride. Have a tattoo to go with it. Come on over and complain to my face instead of hiding behind mama' s skirt geeky boy.
hahahahah

Joliet, IL

#15 Jul 17, 2011
here in bwood the confederate flag is usually a good indicator as to if someone is a de bag. 98 percent of the time the person waving thy flag is a white trash uneducated peice of sht. who gives a . let em fly there dumb flags. all it screams is hey, look at me. im a idiot.
just laugh. hhahahah
Jerry

United States

#16 Jul 17, 2011
I saw several Confederate flags in the parking lot at the carnival earlier. I was glad to see them. It means we are still free to fly whatever flag we desire.
Jack R

United States

#17 Jul 18, 2011
The rebel flag is an American flag. See, Americans fought under both flags in the war of Northern Aggression.
Honest Abe

Reddick, IL

#18 Jul 18, 2011
The war is over the rednecks and hillbilly racists LOST
Jack R

United States

#19 Jul 18, 2011
Show me a law thst says I cannot fly a Confederate flag. There is none. We have had it with people who try to force their problems on others by feigning being offended. Nobody cares.
Born in Illinois

Roselle, IL

#20 Jul 18, 2011
why then do we fly flags from Japan or Germany or any other countries where our boys were killed the southern flag represents a part of our history. What do all you Yankees think that the south will rise again guess what were already here so live with it and all you southerns out there fly the flag with pride the same pride that your ancestors fought and died for. No on should tell you you can't because we all AMERICANS. I would be proud to fly one if I had one.
Jack R

United States

#21 Jul 18, 2011
It is this kind of attitude about anything liberals find offensive that makes every American want to buy, and fly the Rebel flag. All the people who died in the War of Northern Aggression were Americans. All of them except a few Europeans that wandered over to help. There are today more racists in the Northern states then in the Southern states. And the Southerners are much more patriotic then the Northerners. They are harder working, there is a greater number of church goers, and unlike the selfish northern people, they love this country.
Honest Abe

Reddick, IL

#22 Jul 18, 2011
Jack R wrote:
It is this kind of attitude about anything liberals find offensive that makes every American want to buy, and fly the Rebel flag. All the people who died in the War of Northern Aggression were Americans. All of them except a few Europeans that wandered over to help. There are today more racists in the Northern states then in the Southern states. And the Southerners are much more patriotic then the Northerners. They are harder working, there is a greater number of church goers, and unlike the selfish northern people, they love this country.
Move back down south damn hillbillys "northerners" wouldn't miss you at all.

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