Confederate Flag - Page 2
I disagree vehemently with the removal of flags and monuments, my reasons are as follows
1) it is the symbol for an ethnic and a cultural group.
2) there have been multiple compromises already, the left keeps breaking them and pushing ever further.
3) Public Law 85-425, May 23, 1958 (H.R. 358) 72 Statute 133 states that anyone who served in the armed forces of the Confederacy are US veterans. The fact that they fought under several different flags doesn't change the fact that they were fighting for self-determination, on which this country was founded. We can argue whether the planter class was right, or not (Morally, they weren't), but the vast majority of the men that fought, fought for their homeland. Not so some guy on a hill, born with a silver spoon, could continue to price him out of the labor market
4) the honoring of Southern history was a big part of reconciliation, and if the US wants to turn their backs on us after all the south has done for the US, post war, then I will turn my back on them too. I will not see my forefathers spit on for the sake of the feelings of people who don't know anything other than what #fakenews SPLC tells them.
5) when you try to appease the left, they always come back 5-10 years later pushing for more. It started with the Battle Flag. Now it's Confederate monuments - paid for by families who lost their sons, husbands, and fathers in the war. Already there is talk about taking down monuments to Washington and Lincoln. What's next? Change the American flag, to be inclusive? It flew over slave ships long before the CSA rose in rebellion. Shred the Declaration of Independence? It was written by a slave holder, and signed by yet more. People on the right seem to think we're dealing with people who are arguing in good faith. They're not.