ANSWERS: 27
  • An outmoded symbol of bigotry and racism that has no place in polite US society. +2
    • Thinker
      The Confederate states flags were never a part of the US society. Your damn yankee ignorance is showing.
    • mugwort
      To me the Confederate flag is an historic relic that was a symbol of when the South seceded from the US over the issue of slavery that should be seen in historic context but relegated to history too
    • Thinker
      The south did not secede from the Union over slavery but over unfair taxes. Not until Lincoln had to have a reason for his War on Northern Aggression did he make it an issue. Slavery was a minor issue at the begging except in the eyes of the Abolitionists.
  • My take is such: I love the flag, and see it as a symbol of pride for those with southern routes, but also, sadly, see it as destroyed and tarnished by those who've used it as a symbol of hate, many of those, not even from the south, and therefore, in the eyes of many who do not understand it, IS strictly a symbol for racism, and is basically politically incorrect for those who love it for the real reason it was created, to display their love for it, without scorn from the ignorant.
  • We have our National Flag; each State has their own Flag; but there is only one Regional Flag the Confederate Flag.
  • It is Not a symbol of racism! But part of US history.
  • It is a part of history and a state flag, so it should be treated with respect and those who don't are ignorant.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      And intolerant.
  • Only to be used as kindling.
    • Thinker
      Damn yankee
  • Who wants to be remember as a loser?
    • Thinker
      The South has never been a loser!
  • i find it ridiculous that you would Symbolize the south with a confederate flag, there are much better things that south gave us... alman brothers, nascar, good fruits & vacation spots... then why use a symbol of division & racism to represent such a great region?
  • It is the historical flag of a group who were traitors to the United States of America.
    • Thinker
      Never traders but refused to be taxed without representation. The south did not secede because of slavery as the damn yankees want to say but because the south was paying more than their fair share in taxes. The same as the Boston Tea party and the Revolutionary War.
    • mushroom
      You've repeated the taxation issue, but how do you reconcile that the slave states were given additional representation in Congress for 2/3 of their slave population while paying 1/3 less taxes on the same population? Morrill Tariff Act was, yes, an attempt to curtail slavery, but it was implemented as a tariff on importing slaves. Why should the slave trade have received tax breaks? Who exactly was being unfairly taxed per capita?
  • It is a symbol, but one of the right to dissent, trampled by buttinskies whose real purpose was merely the acquisition of power over other Sovereign States.
  • a sign of ignorance and pro slavery values
    • Thinker
      More ignorance! It runs rampant with ignorant Yankees.
  • I see it both as a symbol of a culture and a symbol of division. I don't think any level of government should use it as part of their flag, but I leave those decisions up to the citizens of each state. I don't think the people that fly the flag are necessarily racists or bigots.
  • I like it
  • Not my flag thankfully.
    • Thinker
      Good glad it isn't because you do not know what the Confederate flags stood for damn yankee!
  • I am Italian but I think that, in America, the Right to Freedom of Speech should NOT disclude the confederate flag. It's a symbol of people who fought for something they believed in. Sorry about 2 sentences. =]
  • It was the Flag of a proud people!
  • Are you asking about the Confederate States Flag or the Stars and Bars Battle Flag? The Confederate States Flag was for the states just as the stars and stripes are for the USA. The Stars and Bars Battle Flag was carried into battle because it could be recognized and not confused with the US flag. Neither flag had to do with racism but with liberty for all southern Confederate States. The damn yankees made it bad after the war as a punishment against the Confederacy.
  • A historical flag.
  • A flag that shows a continuing fight over taxation without representation.
    • mushroom
      So, which states receive back more than the taxes they pay in, and which receive less? Who's being unfairly represented tax-wise today?
  • The Confederate flag is an historic relic that was the symbol of the Southern states that seceded from the rest of the United States. These were slave states vs the Northern Free states Slave state , states that permitted slaves. Most people in the US and else where connect Confederate flag&slaves.
  • The Confederate flag is an historic relic that was the symbol of the Southern states that seceded from the rest of the United States. These were slave states vs the Northern Free states Slave state , states that permitted slaves. Most people in the US and else where connect Confederate flag&slaves.
    • Thinker
      Why don't you learn the truth of why the south seceded from the corrupt union. It was not because of slavery but because of unfair taxes.
    • mugwort
      Where can I get the info either from the net or print material?
  • The Confederate flag is an historic relic that was the symbol of the Southern states that seceded from the rest of the United States. These were slave states vs the Northern Free states Slave state , states that permitted slaves. Most people in the US and else where connect Confederate flag&slaves.
  • Means different things to different people from pride to disgust, but for me it is a contentious symbol.
  • An outdated symbol of people still stuck in that era.
  • I see absolutely nothing wrong with it; freedom of speech and all that
  • It is a piece of our history and displaying it in a historical context is fine. Because there is a strong connection with supporting slavery it should not be displayed as a symbol of a current government over government buildings or facilities that do not support slavery.
  • Nice flag! But there's plenty of bigots who've got nothing batter to do!

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