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tainowarrior Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-05 06:48 AM
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17. if the flag
Edited on Tue Oct-04-05 07:03 AM by tainowarrior
flew over Southern slave plantations, and it flew while Masters raped female slaves, and it flew over Overseers beating the crap of slaves, I don't want to hear about how it is an honorable flag.

Some soldiers are just not honorable or fought for the wrong reasons. Example: the Nazis, or the Soviets invading Afghanistan or Hungary etc.

Sorry, but the Confederacy housed the WRONG side of the war...the side that wanted to preserve slavery as an integral part of their cotton economy, and therefore argued a "State's right" argument to preserve the institution. It isn't until the balance of free states and slave states is going to be upset by the introduction of new FREE states, that the South decided it was time to leave. It was ALL about slavery.

The Confederacy was wrong, and the Confederate flag, whether proponents like it or not, stands for slavery. The entire reason for existing was based on keeping slavery.

UPDATE:

Read post #12 on this thread for a direct quote from the South's ultimatum regarding slavery as the primary motivation.
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