Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates

Feb 19, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Asheville Citizen-Times

Georgia officials are releasing a new specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag, infuriating civil rights advocates and renewing a fiery debate.

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buckwheat wrote:
<quoted text>I can't believe that after 150 years, give or take, there are people who believe the Confederate flag was a "battle flag."
It was intended to be the new flag of the new nation. The Confederate States of America.
From what I’ve read, there were two flags, the first being the Stars and Bars that looked similar to the then US flag. Because of that similarity, during battle both sides could not tell which flag was which. So the solution was the creation of two flags, one as the battle flag, the other as the parade flag.

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And the terrible cost of that brutal war. Three quarters of a million dead. A murdered (and martyred) president and a devastated economy in many southern states that to this day have never fully recovered. Near the end of the war, there was great sentiment in the north to forgive and not punish the south politically or economically - that all changed after the assassination of Lincoln.
It was brutal in human life and to the national psyche.

I too agree that, perhaps, had Lincoln lived, the South would have healed faster by focusing on reconciliation and bring an end to the bitterness engendered by war.“Reconstruction” would have lived up to its name. He would have had a time controlling the “Radical Republicans”, but being a consummate politician he would have known how to make deals and out maneuver his opponents.
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<quoted text>You really don't get it, do you? To many Americans, the Confederate flag stands for slavery and lynchings.
You really don't get it, do you? Most of the people who feel that way are are using it as a crutch.
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And in case you haven't heard, there is no Confederate States of America, so that flag stands only for the brutal savagery it symbolized. The Confederate Flag stands for defeat.
You have a reading comp problem, don't you? I find that far too many people who argue on here are in that same boat. But, oh well. I guess I can translate what I said down to your level.

The Confederate Flag was INTENDED to be the NEW FLAG for the NEW NATION. Had the South succeeded their WOULD have been a Confederate States of Amerca.

With me, so far?

The South lost, so their is no CSA, but they have a right to hold on to their flag for historical purposes.
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From what I’ve read, there were two flags, the first being the Stars and Bars that looked similar to the then US flag. Because of that similarity, during battle both sides could not tell which flag was which. So the solution was the creation of two flags, one as the battle flag, the other as the parade flag.
They were called "dove tails" or something like that. The were markers so the leaders could tell how the battle was progressing. In the movies it shows extremely large flags, but that is just the movies.

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There's a Manhattan just south of the Bronx where many were lynched....
How interesting! I'll assume you have the proof of lynchings in Manhattan. You wouldn't want me to think you just make shit up, would you?

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<quoted text>You really don't get it, do you? Most of the people who feel that way are are using it as a crutch.
<quoted text>You have a reading comp problem, don't you? I find that far too many people who argue on here are in that same boat. But, oh well. I guess I can translate what I said down to your level.
The Confederate Flag was INTENDED to be the NEW FLAG for the NEW NATION. Had the South succeeded their WOULD have been a Confederate States of Amerca.
With me, so far?
The South lost, so their is no CSA, but they have a right to hold on to their flag for historical purposes.
You shouldn't talk with your ass full.
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This thread shows just how ignorant Americans are of their own history.

And how publics schools should give themselves a failing grade.
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I was doing my family tree on Ancestry. During the 1700's in the census they gave the head of house holds name and listed those living in the house as either white or slaves by age.
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This was in North Carolina.
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
What's next, a Pickaninny eating a watermelon license plate?
Or maybe a "Segregation now, segregation always" license plate?
Gotta love those wacky Confederates...
SAYS THE GAY BLADE..........
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I was doing my family tree on Ancestry. During the 1700's in the census they gave the head of house holds name and listed those living in the house as either white or slaves by age.
What's your point?
Nobody is questioning the fact that there were slaves from about 1608 to 1865.
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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You shouldn't talk with your ass full.
You dipshit. You have nothing to add to any conversation, except asinine gibberish that you pull out of your ass.

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Since you KKK types include gays in your hate everybody philosophy,(not to mention Catholics, Jews,- and of course ANYBODY with ANY shade of brown skin)- your Con flag encompasses a veritable "rainbow of hate".
Gay rainbow flags have nothing to do with hatred, intolerance, or bigotry. Con flags do.
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No, I only key cars owned by racist bigots. That would obviously include any vehicle displaying a traitorous confederate flag.
Bipolar idiots like you will key cars because of some symbol like the Battle lag, yet turn right around and burn the Stars and Stripes.
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<quoted text>How interesting! I'll assume you have the proof of lynchings in Manhattan. You wouldn't want me to think you just make shit up, would you?
http://history1800s.about.com/od/civilwar/ig/...

http://www.virtualny.cuny.edu/Search/search_r...

http://www.vny.cuny.edu/Search/search_res_ima...
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What made the confederate troops so vulnerable to union troops was their lack of intelligence. Confederate troops were so busy chasing and courtin' their sisters, the union troops could walk right up to them and blast them.

Plus.most confederate troops couldn't read and write--just like the majority of southerners today. Today,most southerners enjoy meth. During the civil war,most were alcoholics. The best thing about the civil war were the casualties suffered by the inbred rednecks from the south. The civil war got rid of a lot of white-trash from our country.

The south should secede from the country. They're holding the rest of the country back. If they were to secede,the appropriate name for the country would be DumbFukistan.

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Marichu wrote:
Why couldn’t the Sons of Confederate Veterans find some other symbol that would better represent their heritage/history? The Confederate battle flag was only used for the duration of the civil war. The flag’s use throughout the 20th century has covered a time span significantly longer than its presence on Civil War battlefields.
Southerners place a heavy emphasis on states’ right and individuality. They have the perfect opportunity to choose a symbol that best depicts their state’s southern heritage instead of simply going with the one symbol.
For those who see the Confederate battle flag as the one and only symbol of their heritage then they must also accept as part of that heritage the enslavement of a people. Interwoven within the symbolism of that flag are: suffering, intolerance, degradation, injustice, tyranny, death and its inexplicable outcome---- war.
Maybe a white Klan Hood?

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<quoted text>I can't believe that after 150 years, give or take, there are people who believe the Confederate flag was a "battle flag."
It was intended to be the new flag of the new nation. The Confederate States of America.
The Confederate flag being depicted on the Georgia plates WAS a battle flag. It was NOT the official flag of the Confederacy.

The official flag of the CFA was a field of 3 bars (2 red 1 white) with a union of blue filled with a circle of stars equal to the number of states in the CFA.

Try google next time before criticizing others.

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Sorry typo-

CSA, not CFA
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Maybe a white Klan Hood?
http://lansingonlinenews.com/news/ku-klux-kla...

Maybe they can borrow one from you guys......

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