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
If 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.