Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Confederate Flag: Should We Get Rid of It?

Via Billy


Okay, so what’s wrong with me? If I watch enough news, I should be out there with my black brethren yelling, screaming, and looking to burn every free waving set of Stars and Bars I run across.

So what’s wrong? Shouldn’t I be offended as well?

In a way, yes. I am. And here’s why:

I had ancestors who fought on both sides of that war – which was anything but civil.


Yes, in Northern Mississippi in fact. Cousin against cousin. One man trying to protect what was his, and one who escaped slavery only to be drafted into taking his cousin’s land away. This little fact, along with all the arguments about Southern Heritage, Southern Pride, and Remembering the Gentlemen who died in that war gets lost in all the noise about why it’s so “insensitive.”

And I am just fed up with it.

More than that, I’m fed up with the yellow bellied white guys who don’t have the guts to fight back on the issue.


  1. Apparently Virginia is not giving up on the Confederate flag. Too bad North
    Carolinian's didn't have more freedom loving guts:
    Some one in the comments mentioned placing a Confederate flag next to the plate.

    1. Thanks and the only thing we have had so far has been threats from our Carpetbagger government. We'll see what happens if banned and told to turn them in. Should be no different than being told to turn in our guns as at a minimum 50% will refuse to do so and then it's game on. If they actually try to take them, there will be blood in the streets, no ifs, ands or buts. We have a Natural Right to self defense, so repealing the 2nd would be irrelevant.

    2. As a native born Tarheel and an adopted by marriage Virginian, I revere the great Richard Henry Lee, famous mostly for his Anti-Federalist writing. His namesake and heir, Colonel Richard Henry Lee wrote much later "Twenty eight years have passed since the close of our civil war. Time, I trust has healed the wounds of war, but with the revolving years the causes and events of that terrible struggle seem to be forgotten, or if not forgotten, considered as unimportant events of history. And even the history of those events, and the causes that led to that struggle, are not set forth fairly and truthfully. It is stated in books and papers that Southern children read and study that all the blood-shedding and destruction of property of that conflict was because the South rebelled without cause against the best government the world ever saw; that although Southern soldiers were heroes in the field, skillfully massed and led, they and their leaders were rebels and traitors who fought to overthrow the Union, and to preserve human slavery, and that their defeat was necessary for free government and the welfare of the human family.

      As a Confederate soldier and as a citizen of Virginia , I deny the charge, and denounce it as a calumny. We were not rebels; we did not fight to perpetuate human slavery, but for our rights and privileges under a government established over us by our fathers and in defense of our homes."

    3. Thanks.