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Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:14 PM

Georgia city cancels parade amid Confederate flag lawsuit

Source: ABC News

A city in Georgia has voted to stop using taxpayer dollars to fund a veterans parade following a lawsuit by a group of Confederate descendants who were barred from flying the Confederate flag during the event.

The Alpharetta City Council unanimously voted to stop sponsoring the Old Soldiers Day parade, which it has co-hosted to honor war veterans for almost 70 years. In its early years, the parade was a tribute to local Civil War veterans.

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Sons of Confederate Veterans spokesman Martin O’Toole told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the city cancelled the parade over political correctness and was “dishonoring all American veterans" by doing so.

The group had flown the Confederate flag in the parade until the city objected beginning around 2017, the Roswell Mills Camp 1547 Sons of Confederate Veterans said. They were told they could remain in the parade as long as they didn’t fly the flag. They refused, saying no one would recognize them without it, the newspaper reported.



Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/georgia-city-cancels-parade-amid-confederate-flag-lawsuit-67649688?cid=clicksource_4380645_null_headlines_hed



I'm sure those same people claim to love 'murica, yet they totally fail to see the irony of honoring soldiers who fought against America in a bid to keep slavery.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:25 PM

1. Soldiers for the Confederacy WERE TRAITORS, plain and simple.

Also, most do not realize that the fanciful stories of Johnny Reb marching off to protect the "states' rights" of the South were just fanciful stories. Many of the young men that fought for the Confederacy were conscripted and abducted from their towns, families, and lives to protect the interests of the rich and powerful. Further, the lines between the wealthy and privileged and the common man were specifically drawn to reinforce the primacy of the southern aristocracy. Many of the southern gentry's sons WERE EXEMPTED from the ravages of the Civil War.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:31 PM

2. Tax payers funded kkk parade? No not white hoods..yet flag is their hate s

..unable to paste Charlottesville kkknazi rally pics but there is that. At link, photo depicting racists use of hate flag at a rally where a woman was killed and many were injured because of their hate-filled propganda, violence against other Americans. Hate speech is not free speech, has no place in our democrstic society.


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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:36 PM

3. No, the Confederate flag dishonors all American veterans!

After all, the Confederates didn't want to be American anymore, right? It's the American veterans who preserved our country.

To all the Confederate flag worshippers: go fuck yourselves...

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:37 PM

4. Flying the Confederate flag in such a parade dishonors all American veterans.

The town was right to put a stop to it by any means necessary.

AMERICAN veterans fought to protect AMERICA. The Confederates fought to destroy America.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 01:14 PM

8. The city didn't put a stop to it,

they just quit using tax payers dollars to fund the parade, they can still march down main street, as long as they use their own funds to get a permit.

Honoring traitors to the country is the wrong way to honor our US Veterans, of which I am one.

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Response to dware (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 02:29 PM

9. Right - I was unclear - should have said "put a stop to funding the dishonor."

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:56 PM

14. It's all good.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:40 PM

5. they fired on fort sumpter first , not the other way round.

and us vets doing the sig heil salute makes me sick

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:41 PM

6. Let's see. A city in the United States (used to work there by the way) has decided to stop ...

paying for an event that lauds an armed insurrection against the United States. Seems fair to me.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:49 PM

7. I don't understand how you erase history, or successfully hide it

You explain it, admit errors of past mind sets, move to correct bad outcomes. It cannot be changed by hiding it. In many countries ancestors served and died in support of something that seems absurd from today's perspective.

Somehow we failed due dilligence to remind and commemorate those who fought Nazis. We tried to forget about it because it was painful, and now it's back.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 02:31 PM

10. The Confederates were traitors to the Union....

why not allow them to identify themselves. Just a thought.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:56 PM

11. Frederick Douglass speaks for me

On Memorial Day in 1871 at the Civil War Unknown Monument at Arlington National Cemetery, Douglass’ speech was resolute:

We are sometimes asked in the name of patriotism to forget the merits of this fearful struggle, and to remember with equal admiration those who struck at the nation’s life, and those who struck to save it—those who fought for slavery and those who fought for liberty and justice. I am no minister of malice . . . I would not repel the repentant, but . . . may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth if I forget the difference between the parties to that . . . bloody conflict . . . I may say if this war is to be forgotten, I ask in the name of all things sacred what shall men remember?


Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/we-legitimize-so-called-confederacy-vocabulary-thats-problem-180964830/#RrHuBKj5dmx5GLyG.99

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 05:55 PM

12. why not Tories too?

If the South had won, they would have allied themselves with Hitler during WW2 since they had same ideology. It would have been hell on Earth.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 07:42 PM

13. No, no, no, no, no....

It's not sons of confederate veterans. It's sons of racist traitors. There. Fixed it for ya.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 03:50 AM

15. They're not out their to commemorate war veterans, they're there to push buttons.

They know that by parading with the Confederate flag, that many will find it distasteful.

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