Free speech or a rebel yell?

Free speech or a rebel yell?

The Supreme Court will settle the fight between Texas and a Southern heritage group over having a Confederate battle flag license plate

WASHINGTON — Texas wanted to join the Confederacy so badly in 1861 that it kicked a reluctant Sam Houston out of office to pave its way to secession. Now the state is fighting all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the Confederate battle flag off its license plates.

Justices will hear arguments Monday in a case that stands either for the right of Americans to speak freely, even if they offend others, or for the right of Texas officials to keep such messages off government-issued plates.

The court will decide by early summer. But the legal showdown between the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the Sons of Confederate Veterans has rekindled an older, more deeply felt debate.

Next month marks 150 years since Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Palm Sunday surrender at Appomattox, and the country still is asking whether it’s possible for Southerners to wave the battle flag of their forefathers without reminding others, especially African-Americans, of the legacy of slavery. SOURCE

Confederate Flags 595pxIf this post is offensive to anyone and you expect a retraction or an apology for it, you had best not be holding your breath in anticipation.

Those that claim to be African-Americans are, in my estimation, the most useless beings on this planet, nothing more than hypocrites, liars and terribly confused individuals!

The words African-American are, if nothing else, a misnomer; I doubt that there are very many BLACKS in this nation that are truly African. If they are and they still claim Africa as their home, they need to go back to Africa as soon as possible or drop the *African* label and become Americans.

You are either an AMERICAN or you are something else, a hyphenated American is not an American at all. If that offends you, get over it. 

The American Civil War was NOT fought over the issue of slavery as many LEFTIST and Liberal history teachers would like for you to believe. The American Civil War was fought over several issues, slavery being a part of the battle, not the cause OF the battle.

There were five main causes that led to the secession of South Carolina, and the secession of the other states in the following weeks.

1. Economic and social differences between the North and the South.
2. States rights versus federal rights.
3. The fight between Slave and Non-Slave State Proponents.
4. Growth of the Abolition Movement.
5. The election of Abraham Lincoln. SOURCE

People today are so terribly offended by the Confederate Flag and the Confederate Naval Ensign, claiming that those banners are a terrible reminder of slavery and oppression in America, but those people only show their ignorance with statements of that nature.

MYTH – The War of 1861 – 1865 was fought over slavery.

FACT – Terribly untrue. The North fought the war over money. Plain and simple. When the South started Secession, Lincoln was asked, “Why not let the South go in peace?” To which he replied, “I can’t let them go. Who would pay for the government?” Sensing total financial ruin for the North, Lincoln waged war on the South. The South fought the War to repel Northern aggression and invasion.

MYTH – The Confederate Battle Flag represents racism today.

FACT – The Confederate Battle Flag today finds itself in the center of much controversy and hoopla going on in several states. The cry to take this flag down is unjustified. It is very important to keep in mind that the Confederate Battle Flag was simply just that. A battle flag. It was never even a National flag, so how could it have flown over a slave nation or represented slavery or racism? This myth is continued by lack of education and ignorance. Those that villify the Confederate Battle Flag are very confused about history and have jumped upon a bandwagon with loose wheels.

MYTH – The United States Flag represented freedom.

FACT – No chance. The US flag flew over a slave nation for over 85 years! The North tolerated slavery and acknowledged it as a Division of Labor. The North made a vast fortune on slavery and its commodities. It wasn’t until the South decided to leave the Union that the North objected. The North knew it could not survive without the Southern money. That is the true definition of hypocrisy.

MYTH – The Confederate Battle Flag was flown on slave ships.

FACT – NONE of the flags of the Confederacy or Southern Nation ever flew over a slave ship. Nor did the South own or operate any slave ships. The English, the Dutch and the Portuguese brought slaves to this country, not the Southern Nation.

BUT, even more monumental, it is also very important to know and understand that Federal, Yankee, Union ships brought slaves to America! These ships were from the New England states, and their hypocrisy is atrocious.

These Federals were ones that ended up crying the loudest about slavery. But without their ships, many of the slaves would have never arrived here. They made countless fortunes on the delivery of slaves as well as the products made from raw materials such as cotton and tobacco in the South.

This is the problem with Yankee history. History is overwhelmingly portrayed incorrectly by most of the Federal & Yankee books and media. SOURCE

The flag of the United States of America flew over *slavery*. Maybe that’s why so many BLACKS, born and raised right here in America, seem to hate the USA as much as any enemy this nation has known.

It’s perfectly acceptable for BLACKS to wear Black Power and Black Pride apparel, it’s perfectly acceptable of BLACKS to fly flags of African nations as they proclaim their ancestry, it’s perfectly acceptable for any persons from anywhere around the world to fly that nations flag on U.S. soil. Well, I am a Son of the South and I want to know why it’s not perfectly fine for me to proclaim my WHITE pride, my ancestry and my heritage.

Today the flags of the Confederacy don’t fly to represent hate or dominance any more than the flag of the United States does. The flags of the Confederacy are reminders of OUR part of history and OUR heritage as Americans, not hyphenated Americans, just Americans.

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9 Responses to Free speech or a rebel yell?

  1. Vince Schultz says:

    I wish more people understood this, Fred.

    The brainwashing has worked I’m afraid.

  2. BobF says:

    A person can learn a lot about the Confederacy and the Confederate Battle Flag from this man. Unfortunately, Blacks won’t listen to him.

    https://youtu.be/rvvEh8hvjz4

  3. North Texas Drifter says:

    Good stuff, Mr. Witzell. Thank you!

  4. Wayne says:

    I like this post Fred. Too many people are ignorant of the whole Civil War history. The Republican party was a result of disagreement over slavery. Political correctness as in ________- American (fill in the blank with any one of the current, popular groups that wish to identify with anything other than this country) is part of the plan to divide the country against itself. The past should never be forgotten. Orwell said, “Those who control the past control the future, those who control the present control the past.” I think that says exactly what is going on in this regeime. Young people are in the grip of an educational system that is teaching revisionist history.

  5. Great piece, Fred.

    As a history buff, who has always read more than just the Ca. school books of the 60’s & 70’s, I am familiar with most of this.

    My maternal ancestry began in Ireland/England, came to PA in the 17th and 18th centuries, and expanded to Indiana and KY, among other states I’m sure, , in the early 19th, so I would not be surprised if there were ancestors on both sides of the conflict.

    The descendants of slaves, unless they have some document recording where an ancestor was captured and shipped to America from, have only family legend to base an exact knowledge of what nation or territory of the time that ancestor came from.

    Few have either, would know how to do the research and could afford the time and financial resources for such research.

  6. Awesome line!…. ” You are either an AMERICAN or you are something else, a hyphenated American is not an American at all. If that offends you, get over it.”

    Another great article, sir!

    Reminds me of a debate I had with a black guy a few years ago. He was relishing in the victory over the Geargia “confederate flag” being changed to it’s current form. I asked him if he liked it. He said “yeah, it’s better than that racist flag that Georgia had before.” To which I replied, “well, you should Google “third national confederate flag. You’ll see the only difference between that one & the current Ga flag, is the Ga state seal in between the stars”… he said he didn’t believe me. I just hope he looked it up. Lol!

    • TexasFred says:

      They never believe you when you speak the truth because the truth goes against everything they have been taught about all of us mean ol’ racists since they were able to grasp *HATE THE WHITE MAN*…

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