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I'm glad to see people saying slavery was and is wrong. I'm a liberal Democrat and support centrist Democrat Obama. My point in the Farmer Brown example is to put a human face on the people who lived in the south. It's a shame that high school history classes make it difficult to quote the trade agreements that sparked off the war. Every graduate should be able to quote it. It was a foreign trade agreement about trading northern manufactured goods with Caribbean and South American nations for agriculture goods previously acquired from southern states and at prices undercutting the south. When the northern Representatives refused to put in a tariff to protect the south from foreign dumping a ruckus on the floor of the house ensued. Isn't it true that the first shots of the war were at a fort on the river where a foreign vessel of corn was docked? I hope the new museum can finally get history past the censors. In this light I think a good flag compromise would be to replace the battle flag with the official peace time flag of the Confederate States. Speaking of which the current stars and stripes is a wartime flag. The peace time flag of the United States can be viewed on some web sites (use Google). Or we could just sweep facts under the rug and do some name calling. Farmer Brown (living in an inherited misguided system) was a real patriot of a real nation that had real foreign trade agreements (agriculture for goods). What a shame that the history book writers want the north to be so right that they resort to name calling so they don't have the time to cover the bills on the floor of congress that cost so many lives. Exam: 1- Is cheap foreign goods still an issue? 2- Is slavery still being practiced today? 3- Do neo-cons still resort to name calling "Monica Lowensky" instead of covering the facts. 4- We report, you listen. 5- What does the peace time flag of the United States look like? Extra Credit: Name the trade bill that cost millions of lives. (Not with China or Iraq).
Originally posted by space cadet
reply to post by free-energy
I have tried to be sympathetic about the Confederate Flag, but I have never and never will, see it as a symbol of racism. How can it represent that when men of all color fought under it? How can all the lives lost in the name of the confederacy, be disrepected by shunning the flag, the pride of that flag, that they fought for? My father in law is a member of the Sons of Confederate Soldiers, he joined because his grandfather fought and lost his life during the war, to shun the flag means his grandfather's llife was lost in vain. The image that people get is that if that flag is flying, then black hating people are flying it, and that is just not true, and if a museum that honors the lost soldiers of this fight from so long ago can't even fly it , well I don't know what else to say other than that is ignorant.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
. the rebel flag stands for the ppl and the war that was fought. if anybody has a problem with it the should leave the u.s. because the confederat flag is a huge part of the south!
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
and hell the south WILL rise again.
Originally posted by stikkinikki
A lot of us see KKK and white supremecy when we see the confederate flag. It's really that simple. Straight truth.