The Democrats want to ban the confederate flag because it represents people who fought against America?
So what about the Korean flag the Japanese flag the Vietnamese flag the German flag the Iraqi flag these countries killed Americans why are these flags allowed to fly in the United States
The Confederate soldiers were without a doubt fighting for the wrong calls but they were still Americans and thought they were doing the right thing
- JeancommunicatesLv 71 month ago
Not all Southerners thought they were fighting for slavery. They didn't want Yankees dictating to them. Only the rich plantation owners could afford slaves. There was a lot more to the war between the states called the Civil War than most know. Their were slave owners in Northern states also. It was an era of tremendous growth with a economic difference between the country's northern and southern regions. Even the question if a slave went from one state to another was he still the property of the owner. The age old problem of too much government became involved as it is today. Many states thought they should have the authority to do the will of their people, yet Abraham Lincoln believed the government should influence a great deal of authority and he used slavery as his battling tool.
The South's economy was based on huge farms which took many laborers. Surely Lincoln knew he would have to basically destroy the South and rebuilt it, because that is what happened. The Kansas-Nebraska Act opened all new territories to slavery. White opposition to this Act led to the formation of the Republican Party. When the slaves were freed many Southerners fed them because they were free to what.
When the Southern farms were destroyed by Union armies the whites and blacks fled to find food. Even when we'd like to think so, wars are never cut and dry without many happenings.
- Anonymous1 month ago
If the Confederacy had won and achieved independence then displaying that flag in a diplomatic context would be acceptable. But these people were traitors. And they were traitors who fought for one of the worst causes in human history. We shouldn't honor them.
- Anonymous1 month ago
For the record, North Korea has not officially been vanquished, and North Vietnam actually won.
As for the German flag, the one that was official up until 1945 was red with a big black swastika. The only people flying it are neo-nazi in the US, flying it alongside confederate flag.
Do you see many American marching around waving one of those flags?
- JamesLv 71 month ago
None of those foreign countries are trying to claim they are American patriots.
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- That Orange GuyLv 61 month ago
The leftists wouldn't know the Confederate flag if you smacked them in the face with it. They want to ban the Dukes of Hazzard flag because of their fake outrage over any pride but black and rainbow pride.
- BillLv 71 month ago
The left represents the north, so of course they want to ban any symbol of opposition to them. On a related note, the house bill to ban the Confederate flag is in violation of an agreement that the north made with the south after the civil war.
And the south wasn't entirely wrong in their reasons for leaving the union. The federal government was and still is out of control. At the time they were trying to coerce the south to give up slavery and were in fact doing it from the start of the country. They did this in all manner of ways ranging from undermining their economy to imposing tariffs on them.