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I wanted to post this to FB but I have a few friends that do this and didnt want to start an argument with them. My issue is that I see alot of people in this area displaying the confederate flag. I understand. However there isnt an American flag to be seen at those places. Does that seem unpatriot to anybody else? Are they saying they are more proud to be a rebel than a US citizen? I just think that if you take the time to hang the stars and bars you should also wave the stars and stripes.
Shmily

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I agree that REAL patriotism is dying. I grew up being proud to be an American and being proud to fly those colors, but government, in all it's branches, has turned the support of so many away from that pride.

It's a shame really to go to a parade or other event where the our flag is presented and to see the disrespect that it is given. Frankly, maybe it is better that people like that don't display the stars and stripes because their respect for it will most likely not be what it should be.
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Its because how the government is being run. Its gone to crap
Shmily

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Aug 8, 2012
 
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Its because how the government is being run. Its gone to crap
You'll get no argument about that from me. I completely agree
American

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Just because you dont agree with the government doesnt mean you shouldnt have pride in your country. I think all military members and their families would agree. Alot of sacrifices have been made for our freedoms and i am grateful to live here even though everything is not perfect.
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To me the confederates were nothing but a bunch of terrorists. They are responsible for more deaths in this country than from any other war. Flying a confederate flag is no different than flying an Al Qaeda flag or a Nazi flag.
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In my observation of people who have the rebel flag prominantly displayed on their truck or houses, I assume they are racists. None of the flag people I know living in this area have strong family ties to the South, but do have strong white superiority leanings. I also feel that these very people are superior in their minds only. Our country has been the United States since 1865, and alegience to the United States flag is appropriate. I'm a little more conflicted with the display of the Dixie flag in Dixie. But here in Kansas, that flag sends a different message. My stars and stripes fly every day at my house. I love America.
Another Proud Veteran

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My personal opinion about the flag is that all the
veterans who have fought and died for you to have
the right to fly flags of your choice on your house
or wherever you like deserve to have the Stars and
Stripes at the top of your flag pole. If you can't
see it in your heart to do this to honor the Stars and Stripes above other flags, then an old
service saying is "eat shit and die". We love the
United States of America, Land of the Free and Home
of the Brave.
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Veteran wrote:
To me the confederates were nothing but a bunch of terrorists. They are responsible for more deaths in this country than from any other war. Flying a confederate flag is no different than flying an Al Qaeda flag or a Nazi flag.
if u believe this then there is something.g wrong with you.. I have good friends that fly a rebel flag but this is a nee time people a time where young people express those selves in may different was and that dam flag has more than one f***n meaning you all are looking all far sided when u need to be tho thinking more simple minded you people now use it ti express those feelings if they don't like the gov that's what they are going to fly if they believe the south will rise again then that's what flag they would and should. be flying. but u don't understand how a kid child. or even simple minded adults think if you can't understand. diff reasons I can name more that was only a couple there. are whole lot more.
Good Grief

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confused wrote:
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if u believe this then there is something.g wrong with you.. I have good friends that fly a rebel flag but this is a nee time people a time where young people express those selves in may different was and that dam flag has more than one f***n meaning you all are looking all far sided when u need to be tho thinking more simple minded you people now use it ti express those feelings if they don't like the gov that's what they are going to fly if they believe the south will rise again then that's what flag they would and should. be flying. but u don't understand how a kid child. or even simple minded adults think if you can't understand. diff reasons I can name more that was only a couple there. are whole lot more.
Good Grief! I think you may be calling someone "simple minded", but could not interpret the rest of your message. Looks as though the kettle should be careful about calling the pot "black" - ha!
American

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I think confused might have meant that we are looking too far into it and we should be more simple minded. But it was pretty tough to interpret. Wow.
Gladys Crabitz

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I am going to send Confused's message to an interpteter in Alabama to see what it means.
Shmily

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Aug 20, 2012
 
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if u believe this then there is something.g wrong with you.. I have good friends that fly a rebel flag but this is a nee time people a time where young people express those selves in may different was and that dam flag has more than one f***n meaning you all are looking all far sided when u need to be tho thinking more simple minded you people now use it ti express those feelings if they don't like the gov that's what they are going to fly if they believe the south will rise again then that's what flag they would and should. be flying. but u don't understand how a kid child. or even simple minded adults think if you can't understand. diff reasons I can name more that was only a couple there. are whole lot more.
Ummmm......(she said dumstruck!)

So anyway, I don't have a problem with people expressing themselves with a confederate flag, but I do see a problem when that flag takes priority over the flag of this country.
Dave

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There is nothig wrong wih flying the confederate flag, its the est in the world. Even in Kansas theres nothng wrong with it. I hve seen plenty of confederate flags in both Kansas and Nebraska. Both states belong to the CSA.
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To some people it's heritage not hatred. I know it's not all of us but there are alot Yankees around here that pretend to be from the south and these embassies still think it's 1861. Get real. You guys are from Kansas. A NORTHERN state. Remember, to some of us it's heritage not hatred.
Johnny Reb

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Btw it's Lee's battle flag. It's not the real Confederate flag. Google the real Confederate flag. Damn Yankees. Mot the group either
Southerner

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Dave wrote:
There is nothig wrong wih flying the confederate flag, its the est in the world. Even in Kansas theres nothng wrong with it. I hve seen plenty of confederate flags in both Kansas and Nebraska. Both states belong to the CSA.
Actually Dave KS was a split state. I am from the South and take pride in the Confederate flag just as I do for the American flag. If the Confederate flag offends you or makes you think of race you need a history lesson.

First lesson: The so called "Rebel Flag" is one of five flags used by the CSA, the true name of the most common one flown is "Confederate Navy Jack".

Second lesson: Nearly all textbooks give the impression that the South withdrew from the Union merely to protect the institution of slavery. This is a misleading, overly simplistic characterization. Slavery was not the only factor that led the South to secede. In fact, some of the wealthiest slaveholders opposed secession.

Most people arenít aware that, even as president, Lincoln supported a proposed constitutional amendment that would have guaranteed slaveryís continuation forever. Lincoln mentioned his support for this amendment in his first inaugural address. In the years leading up to the Civil War, Lincoln acknowledged that slavery was protected by the Constitution. He also supported the Fugitive Slave Law. Therefore, some Southern statesmen didnít believe Lincoln was going to threaten slaveryís existence. Yet, they supported secession anyway.

As mentioned, slavery was not the only factor that led to secession. A major point of contention between the North and the South was the issue of the size and power of the federal government as defined by the Constitution. Most Northern politicians supported a loose reading of the Constitution and wanted to expand the size and scope of the federal government, even if that meant giving the government powers that were not authorized by the Constitution. Most Southern statesmen supported a strict reading of the Constitution and believed the federal government should perform only those functions that were expressly delegated to it by the Constitution. From the earliest days of the republic, Southern and Northern leaders battled over this issue.

So in reality it is the same basic reason some states have recently tried to secede. Also in all actuality it was perfectly legal to do so according to the US Constitution.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that amongst these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter, or abolish it."
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It's racist. Pure and simple.
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Its not racist you need a history lesson. Also plenty of people in Kansas love the confederate flag and I have seen plenty of them flying. Its the best flag in the world and therfore the south will rise again and has been rising. Kansas is also cosidered a confederate state belonging to the great CSA.
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The implications of the flag are racist, oppressive, and offensive.

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