No, The Confederate Flag DOES NOT Stand for Racism or Slavery

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While so many people have been arguing back and forth about the Confederate Flag for the past week or so, I’ve mostly just sat back and ignored it. Afterall, it’s pointless to argue about a damn piece of cloth. I’ve seen people get called some of the worst names in the book, mostly because they actually know what the flag really means. I have even seen a few death threats!

Sure, back in those days racism, slavery, hatred and white supremacy were popular, those times were much different. But were they?

We still see racism, whether people want to believe or admit it, it’s there. We’re always going to have racists on this planet, you can’t expect to change everyone, nor can you force them to. The only person you can change is yourself, you can’t change anyone else. Sure, you can give all the help you can, but ultimately it’s the person who has to change themself. Most of us know that the mainstream media pushes a lot of the race garbage, but the people still eat it up, unfortunately.

We still see slavery. What most people don’t realize is the Civil War, along with President Lincoln, who was a very obvious dictator, didn’t plan on abolishing slavery. They planned enslaving every person via the 14th Amendment. An Amendment not many people know the full meaning of, and they succeeded. Each of those original colonies had their own system of self-government until the start of ‘northern aggression’ when the northern states began trying to supplant authority over the southern states. This is where the word confederate came from. Break it down, go back to simple English class and break that word down. It means anti-federalist. Anti-Federal Government. Against the US Federal Government. There is nothing on the flag that shows anything to do with racism, slavery, hatred, or white supremacy. In the next paragraphs, I will explain what it means.

First what you need to know is, all those states did not fly that same flag. The flag you see everyone making a fuss over right now, is technically the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia. I want you to look at the flag for a minute.

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The 13 stars stand for the 13 states. Those 13 stars lay in an ‘X’. That ‘X’ is basically saying, those 13 states do not belong to the Federal government. The southern states withdrew from the union in a movement called “secession”, this is what pissed Lincoln off, because it was going to ruin his plan. There is nothing racist about that. What someone wants to make the flag mean to them, is their choice, but if you’re going to try to tell me that it’s about racism, slavery, hatred, and white supremacy, I’m going to call you ignorant. I’m also going to tell you that if you want to go down this road, you better be prepared to compare it to the US Flag.

Flags are flags, they are a piece of cloth. Seeing people get so bent out of shape about all of this just shows me how easily distracted people get over pointless debates, which the criminals in DC love! So if you are waiving a US Flag around while complaining about the “Confederate” flag, you better be doing some studying.

It’s really that simple….

Next thing you’ll know, people are going to start thinking the Earth is flat again… oh wait…

Also read: How Does Your Silly Flag Outrage Feel Now?


Below are some facts and myths about the Confederate Flag.

 

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  –   Only Southerners owned slaves.

FACT  –   Entirely untrue. Many Northern civilians owned slaves. Prior to, during and even after the War Of Northern Aggression.

Surprisingly, to many history impaired individuals, most Union Generals and staff had slaves to serve them! William T. Sherman had many slaves that served him until well after the war was over and did not free them until late in 1865.

U.S. Grant also had several slaves, who were only freed after the 13th amendment in December of 1865. When asked why he didn’t free his slaves earlier, Grant stated “Good help is so hard to come by these days.”

Contrarily, Confederate General Robert E. Lee freed his slaves (which he never purchased – they were inherited) in 1862!!! Lee freed his slaves several years before the war was over, and considerably earlier than his Northern counterparts. And during the fierce early days of the war when the South was obliterating the Yankee armies!

Lastly, and most importantly, why did NORTHERN States outlaw slavery only AFTER the war was over? The so-called “Emancipation Proclamation” of Lincoln only gave freedom to slaves in the SOUTH! NOT in the North! This pecksniffery even went so far as to find the state of Delaware rejecting the 13th Amendment in December of 1865 and did not ratify it (13th Amendment / free the slaves) until 1901!


 

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 slaves ships. The English, the Dutch and the Portugese 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 madefrom 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.


 

MYTH  –   The Confederate Battle Flag represented the Southern Nation.

FACT  –   Not true. While the Southern Battle flag was carried into battle, the Southern Nation had 3 different National flags during the course of the war.

The First National flag was changed due to a resemblance of the US flag.

The Second National flag was subsequently modified due to the similarity to a flag of truce.

The Third National flag was the adopted flag of the Confederacy.

The Confederate Battle Flag was never a National Flag of the Confederacy. It was carried into battle by several armies such as the Army Of Northen Virginia and the Army of Tennessee. Was also used as a Naval Jack by the Confederate Navy.


 

MYTH  –   The Confederate Battle Flag is known as the “Stars & Bars”.

FACT  –   A common misconception. The First National Confederate Flag is correctly known as the “Stars & Bars”. The Confederate Battle Flag is known as the “Southern Cross”.


 

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 it’s 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  –   Abraham Lincoln was the Great Emancipator.

FACT  –   While Lincoln has went down in history as the Great Emancipator, many would not care to hear his real thoughts on people of color. Martyred President Abraham Lincoln was fervently making plans to send all freed slaves to the jungles of Central America once the war was over. Knowing that African society would never allow the slaves to return back to Africa, Lincoln also did not want the slaves in the US. He thought the jungles of Central America would be the best solution and conducive to the freed slaves best interest. The only thing that kept this from happening, was his assassination.


 

MYTH  –   The South revered slavery.

FACT  –   A very interesting fact on slavery is that at the time the War of 1861 -1865 officially commenced, the Southern States were actually in the process of freeing all slaves in the South. Russia had freed it’s servants in 1859, and the South took great note of this. Had military intervention not been forced upon the South, a very different America would have been realized then as well as now.


 

MYTH  –   The Confederate Army was comprised of rich slave owners.

FACT  –   Very far from true. The vast majority of soldiers in the Confederate Army were simple men of meager income. Most of which were hard working farmers and common men. Then, as now, very few rich men ever fight a war.


 

MYTH  –   Only the North had men of color in their ranks.

FACT  –   Quite simply a major falsehood of history. Many blacks, both free and of their own will, joined the Confederate Army to fight for their beloved Southern home. Additionally, men of other ethnic extraction fought as well. Oriental, Mexican & Spanish men as well as Native American Indians fought with pride for the South.

Today, many men of color are members in the heritage group SCV – Sons Of Confederate Veterans. These men of color and pride rejoice in their heritage. The continued attacks on the Southern Nation, The Confederacy, and her symbols are a terrible outrage to these fine people. These attacks should be denounced with as much fervor as those who denounce the South.


 

MYTH  –   The Confederate Flags are an authorized symbol of Aryan, KKK and hate groups.

FACT  –   Quite the contrary. These dispicable organizations such as the KKK and Aryans have taken a hallowed piece of history, and have plagued good Southern folks and the memories of fine Confederate Soldiers that fought under the flag with their perverse agenda. IN NO WAY does the Confederate Flag represent hate or violence. Heritage groups such as the SCV battle daily the damage done to a proud nation by these hate groups. The SCV denounces all hate groups, and pridefully boast HERITAGE – NOT HATE.


 

MYTH  –   The SCV – Sons Of Confederate Veterans are a racist, hate group.

FACT  –   This is a blatant attack on one of the finest heritage groups ever. The SCV – Sons Of Confederate Veterans are a historical, patriotic and non-political organization comprised of descendents of Confederate Soldiers and sailors dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861 -1865 period is preserved and presented to the public. The SCV continues to educate the public of the memory and reputation of the Confederate soldier as well as the motives for his suffering and sacrifice.

The SCV – Sons Of Confederate Veterans are in NO WAY affiliated with, nor does it recognize or condone the terrible legacy of hate groups such as the KKK.

Thanks to Rulen.com for providing us with the facts and myths!

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105 thoughts on “No, The Confederate Flag DOES NOT Stand for Racism or Slavery

    • Does the confederate flag represent the confederacy? Or is it just a piece of cloth?

      If so, the confederacy formed for the express purpose of preserving slavery and preventing equality of the races.

      All else logically follows. People who refuse to acknowledge this are just telling me their heritage is built on dishonesty and that they prefer fairy tales instead of reality…and sorry but I just really don’t care much for self delusion.

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  3. LMFAO the confederate flag DOESN’T symbolise racism ?????? and donald j trump was a war hero and loves minorities too!! the south fought because they didn’t want the north telling them what to do!! owning another human being was a huge reason for the civil war but it was financial also! not owning slaves meant those lazy, worthless, disgusting, sorry excuses for human beings meant, they’d have to get off their asses and do SH*T for themselves.

    • The COnfederate FLag isn’t a Racist SYmbol. Too many peoepl flyit who warent Racists just as part of their Southern Heritage.

      By the way, Im not a fan of Trump but, the idea thathe’s a Raicstsint really well supported.

  4. We can resolve this matter easily without all the smoke and mirrors:
    Lets ask the guy who proposed its design:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tappan_Thompson

    Thompson supported the Confederacy during the American Civil War.[1] In 1863, as the editor of the Morning News he proposed a design that would ultimately become the Confederacy’s second national flag[dubious – discuss], which would be come to known as the “Stainless Banner”, though he used a different name for the flag.[3][4][2][8]

    In a series of editorials, Thompson wrote WHY [my emphasis] his flag’s design should be chosen to represent the Confederacy:

    As a people, we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would thus be emblematical of our cause.[5]… Such a flag…would soon take rank among the proudest ensigns of the nations, and be hailed by the civilized world as THE WHITE MAN’S FLAG [sic].[6]

    In May 1863, a few days after his design was chosen by the Confederacy[dubious – discuss], Thompson applauded its decision, stating:

    As a national emblem, it is significant of our higher cause, the cause of a superior race, and a higher civilization contending against ignorance, infidelity, and barbarism. Another merit in the new flag is, that it bears no resemblance to the now infamous banner of the Yankee vandals.[7][9]

    If blacks wanna rep the confederate flag thats not really evidence to the contrary. That just means they are confused or misled. Its their prerogative i guess.

    • I also suggest that the actions of those wielding said flag also define it. Sure people can taint its name later, but I’m talking about the actions of the original owners.

    • I don’t know about what yu just said. For oen thing, the COnfederadte FLag, well, the one we’re discussing now, is Red, not White. It has WHteon it, but its priuncipal colour is Red.

      Are you sure Thompson wasn’t refering to the Stainless Banner instead? The STainles sbanner incorporated the COnfederate Battle Flag, but its still distinct from it.

      Also, wasn’t the COnfeerate FLag modeledafter the od Scots St. Andrews Flag? In that sense, its actually Hereditarilly a Christain CLag, though this explicit Christain sym,bolism was liekky not the original ourpise of this configutration, I do think Heraldic origins matter, too.

      • oh now i can…anyways I was trying to say that the white on the flag was only removed because of concerns that it would be interpreted as surrender because of the white. It had nothing to do with a change in the regime’s policies and motivations.

        In the end, Its the same flag. And I have provided for you the designer who’s work was accepted.

      • I think you are confused.

        The COnfederat National FLag, the one they worried about beign confused for a FLag of SUrrender, was not the first Time the St. Andrews Battle FLag turned up. The Battle FLag had existed for a coupek of years beforethe STainless Banner did. And the WHite was not removed, they simpy aded a Red Stripe to the fly side of the Flag.

        The Battle FLag was mounted as the Canton of the National FLag, but had existed long before it.

        The way you say it, the Original COnfederate Battle FLag was a white flag with the St. Andrews as a Canton, and the WHite was removed leaving only the St. ANdrews, which is not the case.

      • William Porcher Miles designed the Southern Cross as in intentionally secular design. Definitely not after the St. Andrews cross. There’s nothing “Christian” about it.

        From John Coski’s book: William Miles’s disappointment with the Stars and Bars [i.e., the “First National” flag of the Confederacy] went beyond his strong ideological objections to the Stars and Stripes. He had hoped that the Confederacy would adopt his own design for a national flag-the pattern that later generations mistakenly and ironically insisted on calling the Stars and Bars. The design that Miles championed was apparently inspired by one of the flags used at the South Carolina secession convention in December 1860. That flag featured a blue St. George’s (or upright) cross on a red field. Emblazoned on the cross were fifteen white stars representing the slaveholding states, and on the red field were two symbols of South Carolina: the palmetto tree and the crescent. Charles Moise, a self-described “southerner of Jewish persuasion,” wrote Miles and other members of the South Carolina delegation asking that “the symbol of a particular religion” not be made the symbol of the nation.

        In adapting his flag to take these criticisms into account, Miles removed the palmetto tree and crescent and substituted a diagonal cross for the St. George’s cross. Recalling (and sketching) his proposal a few months later, Miles explained that the diagonal cross was preferable because “it avoided the religious objection about the cross (from the Jews & many Protestant sects), because it did not stand out so conspicuously as if the cross had been placed upright thus.” The diagonal cross was, Miles argued, “more Heraldric [sic] than Ecclesiastical, it being the ‘saltire’ of Heraldry, and significant of strength and progress (from the Latin salto, to leap).”

    • GREAT POST! but white nationalist and the GOP will never see the truth. donald j trump just removed any doubt how racist and pathetic many americans truly are!! BTW 20% of hilary supporters think afro americans aren’t as intelligent as WHITE people!! bottom line??? Most republicans are racist and many caucasian democrats are racist also!!! I have no hope with the GOP and very little on the democratic party!!

  5. You do realize that Confederte mans bring into alliance right? So just because they succeeded doesn’t mean because they didn’t want to abide by rules and listen to the federal government. it’s probably because they did not want to end slavery. Maybe you should get some real CREDIBLE factual evidence and not from some myth busters site. But hey every one has their own opinion you started yours I just stated mine. Also Abraham Lincoln is one of the greatest presidents we have ever had mostly on the part because he ended slavery ( for the most part) in the United States. Also if he didn’t want to end slavery why would he issue the emancipation proclamation? Why wouldn’t he make the fight about rebellions against their government?

    • You haven’t read The emancipation Proclamation, have you? I say that because it really doens’t Free all slaves, it ony freed the slaves in States in rebellion, which meant Maryland coudl keep its cslaves. Yay! Oh, and there were also exceptions in the Rebellious states, whre Union SYmpahies caused those areas ot resist the confederacy, such as Jefferson Parish in Louisiana.

      I shoudl also like tonote that Britain had alrady abolished Slavery, as had Frnce, all without a War. And guess what? Those Nations were beign appealed to by the COnfederacy for recognition and aid. By issuing The Proclamation, Lincoln used the disdain for Slavery Frane and Britain had agaisnt the SOuth, because it shifted the focus of hte enture War onto that single Issue, an issue heknew the potential allies of the COnfederacy opposed feircely.

      It shoudl lso be ntoed that Presidents cannot make Laws, and the Proclamation was legally worthless.

      This “Great President” also tended to crush any critiissm of himself, includign illeglaly shutting down Newspapers which criisised his dministration.

      • Okay you are correct I did not read the proclamation as you did on so mighty one.

        Do you know for sure that this war is not about slavery. Because right now you are getting facts from some site that bases theories on myths.

        Please come up with a valid article like I said before.

        And come on now we both know what that flag represents to the majority of the population. The majority of the population doesn’t agree with your argument and they definitely do not agree with your argument considering it is the fact that it’s from a myth busters site.

        And hey I love the American flag and our country so don’t talk crap about the president. Nobody has been perfect and obviously you can’t on be up to him because you have never been president of the United States so you can do better than him so don’t talk about him as of your superior. I’m not about to stay not roaming while you do that to one of our nations presidents.

        So have fun with your not credible and most likely racist cover up opinion.
        Have a good day

      • Keaton-

        Okay you are correct I did not read the proclamation as you did on so mighty one.

        I didn’t realise Reading comprehension, or the desire to Read the actual History we’re discussing, qualified as a Superpower.

        Then again, you also have to say I’m a Racist so I really don’t think it is, I just think you prefer not bothering to get the facts before you proverbially shoot your mouth off, even if via text.

        Do you know for sure that this war is not about slavery. Because right now you are getting facts from some site that bases theories on myths.

        Actually, I’ve red numerous books on American History, including The Civil War, read copies of original documents, seen original documents I’ve also read, and participated in Reenactments. I actually own a Confederate Uniform, as that’s the role I play.

        Now, you’ll lilly use this to say ‘m racist, but participating in a Reenactment doesn’t mean anything about ones beliefs beyond wanting to preserve History.

        Given that The Emancipation Prpclamation isn’t hosted on this site, I also think yo’re comments are baseless.

        Try getting to know your arguments before you make them.

        Please come up with a valid article like I said before.

        I don’t know what yu said before. Valid Article on what, exactly?

        And come on now we both know what that flag represents to the majority of the population.

        No, we don’t. I live in Tennessee and have seen this flag for most of m Life, and most people here aren’t Racists, including those who fly it. I even know one man in an Interracial Marriage who flies it, and a Black Man who has a Confederate Battle Flag Patch on his Baseball Cap.

        The Flag here is just a symbol of the South in general, not White Supremacy.

        The majority of the population doesn’t agree with your argument and they definitely do not agree with your argument considering it is the fact that it’s from a myth busters site.

        And we know the Majority disagrees because you said so.

        No need for corroborating evidence!

        And hey I love the American flag and our country so don’t talk crap about the president.

        The American Flag is, ironically, also a flag of outright Treason. I also wasn’t aware that The President was part of this discussion. I thought we were discussing The Confederate Battle Flag and what it meant.

        Or did you mean Lincoln? If you did, then be more clear.

        Nobody has been perfect and obviously you can’t on be up to him because you have never been president of the United States so you can do better than him so don’t talk about him as of your superior.

        I’ve never been a Surgeon either, but if someone has a botched Surgery I’m not going to say “Well, I can’t judge, I’ve never been a Surgeon”. People can judge the results of someone’s tenure in Public Office, and even compare him to past holds of said office, and determine if he’s done a good job or not.

        By your logic, the only people who can critisie Obama, or any siting President, are the living ex Presidents, so like, four or five people alive today. I find that ridiculous.

        Lincoln was just a Man, and is open to critisism, just like anyoen else is, and his Motives are just as readily critisisable.

        I’m not about to stay not roaming while you do that to one of our nations presidents.

        Then you’d really hate me, as I don’t have high opinions of many Presidents. I don’t even like popular ones like Jefferson or Washington.

        But at least I can give a better Reason than “They were President”. If the only Reason you have of not criticism them is that they were President, then you do not have a valid Reason to say they shouldn’t be Critisised.

        So have fun with your not credible and most likely racist cover up opinion.
        Have a good day

        My opinion is not Racist, and I’mm not a Racist. Assumignh I am really means you have to resort to cheap personal attacks that are baseless. And why is my opinion not Credible exactly?

      • The EP couldn’t free the slaves in the areas not in rebellion. That would have been illegal. Slavery, being protected in the Constitution, couldn’t be abolished by the President. That would take Constitutional amendments (13th).

        Those countries you mentioned didn’t have regions that tried to, literally, split the country over slavery, either. The South could have kept their slavery where it existed. They wanted its expansion. Without expansion, slavery was as good as dead one way or another.

        The EP was a wartime measure against a rebellion. So, it was lawful.

        Jefferson Davis was also no stranger to suspending habeas corpus.

  6. textbook…Illusion of Grandeur… A delusion of grandeur is the fixed false belief that one possesses superior qualities such as genus, fame, omnipotence ( Donald Dump and a whole lot of bigots are perfect examples ) or wealth ( he won’t prove what he is actually worth ). It is often a sign of SCHIZOPHRENIA, but can also be a symptom found in PSYCHOTIC or bi-polar disorders such as dementia such as Alzheimer’s……….So you see bigot’s are really a bunch of mentally ill people controlling this country…..

    So be proud you’re a bigot we know you are mentally ill……….

  7. It stands for racism/slavery for the hate groups. Even the kindest people who fly the Confederate flag are, by doing so, sharing a symbol with the KKK and the neo-Nazis. The confederate flag should not be banned — but it should not be on statehouse grounds, either.

    • Once again nullified by the fact these hate groups more prominately fly American flags. They only want to use the Confederate Battle Flag for recruitment. They have no interest in American history.

      • Those groups fly the US flag as a nationalistic symbol. The CBF is a reinforcement of their beliefs; and as you said, recruitment.

        So, why would they fly the CBF as a recruitment, if it had nothing to do with racism?

    • Lmao reading this has been extremely amusing. The confederate battle flag has been shamed and torn down due to the actions of neo nazis and the kkk and has tainted and corrupted an honorable heritage. Kinda makes you laugh at the middle east.. instead of burning the flag they should fly it, sure way to destroy america

    • Okay based on your logic christian should stop using the cross as a symbol because racist groups (the kkk) also use the cross as their symbol.

      • And there is none of that at the rulen page. Throughout this piece of garbage the author didn’t provide a single bit of evidence for his claims. Total BS.

      • Yes, actually it is on there. Don’t be so lazy. Just because you don’t agree with it, doesn’t mean it’s garbage. Take your hate elsewhere.

    • Leave this country, gtfo, look what Obama did! Stop blaming Bush, Obama had enough time to “fix” things as he promised and instead he made it worse, he sold America out, he hates this country. Bush at least was a patriot. Why don’t you go to the Middle East and see what it’s like, maybe they’ll behead you

      • It’s people like YOU, Evelin who should leave the country, because it’s people like you who are ruining it. Pull your head out of your ass. You’re clueless.

      • Bush is the one who put all the shit into place for the next president, which was Obama. They are both equally to blame. ANyone who thinks otherwise needs to shut their TV off and think for themselves for once.

    • Evelin, I completely agree with You. You’ll have to ignore that ANTI American, puke of a human being (AE44) over there. They talk the talk, they just don’t walk the walk.They write checks and expect OUR asses to cash em’. Pencil pushing ignoramus’. This is MY COUNTRY!!!!!!! YOU NEED TO GET THE PHUCK OUT AE44. Why don’t Ya try Switzerland?? I hear they like Traitors there!

    • Forget visiting the Middle East, why not visit Jersey City? AE44, maybe if You traveled outside Your comfort zone into the real world You’d see who is really ruining America. Prejudism is alive and well. And it always will be. Someone will always try to be the Head. I grew up getting jumped by African Americans. And not just one at a time. Oh NO! African Americans mugged My Grandmother and blackened her face and broke her arm. Yea, I’d say I’m a little weary of the African Americans!
      But in NO way, shape or form, will I, as a Conscience Human Being, intentionally harm another Human being for fun and street cred. I raise Hero’s NOT BULLIES! WE CHAMPION The Weak and Unable! WE make the effort. While people like You just talk about it! The only thing You’ve sacrificed is my time… wasted here, reading Your slop.
      Then, having to throw it back at Ya. Happy 4th of July Traitor.

      • So you judge people just based on your interactions with people who you think look like them? Perhaps you can dig into your 25 brain cells and think a little deeper than that… And these Heros you “raise”, well they deserve every bit of violence that they project onto themselves. If you look at people that are different than you as inherently the enemy then they will eventually do the same. If you treat people with respect, and dont judge everyone on the few, eventually you will be respected. However karma will bring down your entire way of thinking if you dont change and learn to accept and stop judging. I hope you dont learn the hard way by losing your precious heros due to their hatred. But id rather the prejudice get their just desserts and find a worthy adversary to justify their prejudice as that seems like it is justifiable since you will hate them anyway.

      • “Lmao reading this has been extremely amusing. The confederate battle flag has been shamed and torn down due to the actions of neo nazis and the kkk and has tainted and corrupted an honorable heritage. Kinda makes you laugh at the middle east.. instead of burning the flag they should fly it, sure way to destroy america”

        And it has been glorified and whitewashed and sanitized due to the actions of southern heritage groups in recent times. Between them, and the KKK they are just opposite extremes and neither are objective about it.

        The bottom line is this, members and particularly leaders of the confederacy were not afraid to associate their cause with white supremacy and preservation of slavery. If you believe the flag represents the confederacy then you can’t remove the racist aspect of it. If you are trying to separate it from them, then you have to accept that it is only a flag representing the army of northern VA, and that the only reason it was adopted was because of their success on the battlefield. If thats the case then it doesn’t represent the entire confederacy, just northern VA.

        “The South went to war on account of Slavery South Carolina went to war – as she said in her Secession proclamation – because slavery wd. not be secure under Lincoln. South Carolina ought to know what was the cause for her seceding. . . . I am not ashamed of having fought on the side of slavery – a soldier fights for his country – right or wrong – he is not responsible for the political merits of the cause he fights in. The South was my country.”
        -John S. Mosby, Confederate Colonel

        “The prevailing ideas entertained by him [Jefferson] and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution, were that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, and politically. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races…. This was an error…. Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition.” – Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the CSA

        So if you are saying that the flag represents THAT regime and THAT government and THAT country then you can’t separate it from the principles from which they formed it. Unfortunately, that includes the preservation of slavery and white supremacy. You can’t get around it. If you do, then you are no better than the KKK but just doing the opposite.

        “Unlike many slaveholders in the age of Thomas Jefferson, Confederate Soldiers from slave holding families expressed no feelings of embarrassment or inconsistency in fighting for their own liberty while holding other people in slavery. Indeed, white supremacy and the right to of property in slaves were at the core of the ideology for which confederate soldiers fought.” – James McPherson, “For Cause and Comrade” p106

  8. The Civil War was fought over slavery. Yes each state was concerned about its sovereignty but this concern was based around the ability to own slaves, primarily African ones. This isn’t a revisionist view, it comes articles of session each state drew up explaining why they would no longer be a part of the United States:

    Georgia: ” serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery”
    Mississippi: “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery– the greatest material interest of the world.”
    Georgia: “increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the institution of slavery”
    Texas: “an unnatural feeling of hostility to these Southern States and their beneficent and patriarchal system of African slavery”
    Virginia: “Federal Government, having perverted said powers, not only to the injury of the people of Virginia, but to the oppression of the Southern Slaveholding States.”
    South Carolina: “in deference to the opinions and wishes of the other slaveholding States”
    Mississippi: “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery – the greatest material interest of the world.”
    Alabama: ” it is the desire and purpose of the people of Alabama to meet the slaveholding States of the South, who may approve such purpose”

    The battle flag, naval jack, and each of the confederate flags discussed above are rooted in preservation of the institution of slavery. The flag has been used by racists and white supremacists since its introduction. The designer of the 2nd confederate flag discussed above described the field of white the battle flag was placed on as symbolic of “the supremacy of the white race”.

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  13. “Our new Government is founded – its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro (sic) is not equal to the white man; that slavery – subordination to the superior race – is his natural and moral condition.” Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephens

    Article I, Section 9, of the constitution of the confederacy explicitly forbade the Confederate Congress from passing any law “denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves. ”

    “The labor of African slaves was and is indispensable. With interests of such overwhelming magnitude imperiled, the people of the Southern States were driven by the conduct of the North to the adoption of some course of action to avert the danger with which they were openly menaced. ” Confederate President Jefferson Davis

    ” Our idea is simply to combine the present battle-flag with a pure white standard sheet. As a people, we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would thus be emblematical (sic) of our cause.[s]uch a flag would be a suitable emblem of our young confederacy, and, sustained by the brave strong arms of the South, it would soon take rank among ensigns of the nations, and be hailed by the civilized world WHITE MAN’S FLAG.” William T. Thompson, editor of the Savannah Morning News. Designer of the Confederate flag.

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  15. Being raised in the South, I learned about family history, I have learned the true meaning of the “Battle Flag” and the CSA National flag, each state had their own reasons for leaving the Union, “Reason’s of the times” The flag has been misused over the years by hate groups and tarnished the use of the flag in the time of the Civil Rights Era, and further more with the racially motivated hate groups of today. I personally feel that if you wish to fly the flag it is your business, it does not mean your a racist, I have several ancestors who fought and some died fighting for the south, they had their beliefs in what they where doing. I also feel it does not need to be flown over any Government building, that is where the U.S. Flag I fought for is flown. I see not harm in the flag flying over Civil War Memorials and grave sites, after all it was their battle flag they fought with.

    Now, I was not born during the Civil Rights era, and the terrible things that where done during those times, I know that racism is a part of every individual in some form or another, either you lived it, where exposed to it, or are part of it. It was a problem then as it is now, but the only way to stop racism is to understand one’s beliefs and not impose your beliefs on others. I’ve seen people use racism as a motive to get a reaction from any group of people, and the reaction is always the same, people screaming racism, and calling for violence against others. Violence begets violence.

    If a White officer is doing harm to a Black person,( which I DO NOT condone) there is an out rage among the community that is affected, then comes the rioting, destroying buildings, cars, marching up and down the streets, invoking violent responses from others. It stays in the media for weeks, if a Black officer does harm to a White person, you might hear about it on the news for a day or two then it is brushed aside. If the so called “Leaders” of these communities would do more to change the beliefs of their communities then making speech’s of doing more, maybe “We as a Nation” could start to put an end to this thing called Racism.

    People as a nation I think we have far better things to be concerned with then a flag, things like helping the 50,000 homeless veterans, the 1.2 million children who do not have enough to eat, and the 26 million jobs we’ve lost to 3rd world countries for cheaper production and labor cost. So, let’s set this issue aside and move to fix the BIGGER ISSUES we all face.

    • Thank you for trying to enlighten the sheeple on the truth of the flag and the civil war…sad that a Canadian (me) knows this and most Americans do not…Personally, I have always thought there was more significant meaning to it, and that it was hijacked by racists, much like the swastika was done by the Nazis

      • ty becouse the swastica was also a hindu simbol for well being and found over 10,000 years before hitler used it for his properganda as it was found all over the world

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  17. What a mess of an article. President Lincoln was a dictator that did not intend to free the slaves? So, the fact that the slaves were freed was a bad thing? Also, Mr. Idiot, there were 11 states that seceded, not 13. And it was NOT the 14th Amendment that Lincoln wanted passed. It was the 13th. All of your writing proves one thing – you are an uneducated prick that likes to type.

  18. Nice try young brother…. The problem with your thoughts is that you’re discussing the wrong issue regarding this flag….let me say first that I could care less one way or the other about this flag….but for you to go on and on about the Civil War heritage of the flag is missing the point. This flag is tarnished because your ancestors refused to stand up for its heritage when they needed to. I doubt if freed slaves after the war cared anything about the symbolism of the the flag. They probably just looked at it as another flag and it didn’t bother them in the least. Its when that flag started appearing at Klan rallies and the opposition to the Civil Rights movement showed up with that flag at marches that your heritage was tarnished…..while your ancestors either participated in the violence and dehumanizing of African Americans under the banner or failed to stand up for the heritage your banner represents. Again, I could care less either way, but I asked this question to someone earlier and still haven’t gotten a response….if the United States flag was adopted by ISIS as their battle flag, would you not have a problem with that? Substitute ISIS with the Klan and the US flag with the Confederate flag and you can honestly see why some people have a problem with your flag. Its not the flag that is the problem, but what your ancestors allowed to happen to your beloved flag.

  19. I lived in Florida as a kid back in the 1970’s. Nobody cared about my brown skin. If a Southerner disliked me it was for being a Yankee, true story. I lived in Florida which isn’t the deep South, half of us were carpetbaggers.
    .
    Let’s be real the 3rd largest city in America in the North, Chicago is so racist. Spilt right down the middle along Hwy 55. Whites above blacks in South Chicago. We live in California which is a microcosm, a reflection of the world so we have a hard time understanding Black & White America.
    .
    As a kid we visited all the big Civil War battle sites including Charleston were it all started. I don’t see anything wrong with preserving those battle fields as historic parks. However as much pride as Southerners have or how cool that flag and other paraphernalia looks it needs to go. The Nazis (I know be careful) had a bad azz flag and they had the best gear, uni’s and weapons but you don’t see Germans still waving them in everyone’s face. And I’m sure Germans have as much pride as Southerners.
    .
    I’ve never met a Persian I didn’t like but every day hate is forced down our throats about “you people”. Thank God for cell phones and the internet. Finally we can reach out to each other as human beings instead of by groups, nations and religions filled with fear and hate.
    .
    In the Jewish Bible. Pre-Jesus there’s this passage I like and often think about (no not Samuel Jackson’s in Pulp Fiction) Isaiah 2:4 and it goes:
    .
    “And (We) will judge between the nations, and will render decisions for many peoples; and they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they learn war. “
    .
    God I really hope we are finally there as human beings. Luv not hate we can all start today. But it takes all of us.

    • I have no other flags I prefer over the US flag. Not Mexican, not any European country, no state. The Confederate flag to me represents the South not accepting that the North won. “the South shall rise again” mentality. Are you American? Or a Confederate? Or a German? Or a Mexican?…

      • Have you preferred it enough to show any outrage over it’s burning or being trampled on? Do you prefer it enough to stand up for it now that it too is under attack? Or are you among the many cattle that the media, and the government are leading to slaughter?

      • Whether one likes the flag or not it is history. Do you wipe clean history. Some say they want to be on the right side of history. Well to be on the right side you must acknowledge history itself. That can never be changed. To destroy it hide flags and tear monuments down you in essence deprive the future generation of true history. When one can wipe away truth, and change to his own Liberal agenda and make it a personal belief and agenda of history that scares the hell out of me. Is that the society we want to live in? In doing so that is scarier than the Civil War itself.

    • I was filled with hope and joy when the survivors of that homicidal maniacs rage forgave him. This is what Jesus commanded. This is Christianity as written. G*d bless them. May peace be with them and theirs.

  20. What are you talking about? Slavery put these13 states on the map along with the rest of the country. The economy of the south was driven primarily on slavery.13 states operated by unpaid slaves are you kidding me. There is no way in hell they wanted that slave system disrupted. Reading and parroting something you read is one thing but you have to do some damn thinkig.

    • If you think only 13 states, the Southern states, are the only ones with slaves then perhaps you need to “do some damn thinking”.

  21. IDK about all this controversy regarding the “meaning” of this flag.
    I cannot speak on what it means to any and every group or individual in our society.
    Pretty much all of the people I know personally that display this flag see it as a romantic depiction and symbol of rebellion; hence the label “Rebel Flag” rather than a symbol of racism, supremacy, or any other specific reason connected to hatred of any kind.
    Call me and mine ignorant if you want, but to many of us the “meaning” goes no deeper than that.
    Of course, I was born and raised in Texas, and myself and my friends are mostly all Bikers, Rednecks, and Hippies that have a rebellious (not racist) nature anyway, so what do you expect ??
    Plus it just looks cool !! 🙂

  22. True. No country in the world ever had a civil war over slavery. It was too easy to get rid of. Very few even owned slaves. It would be impossible to get people fired up for what only 6% of the population felt strongly about. That would be like us going to war over gay marriage today. The battle flag is a symbol of resistance against tyranny, and that is all it is. All of this whining is just about bullies trying to manipulate and divide. Here ya go, a symbol of resistance against tyranny- http://www.waynemcmichael.com/TEMP/rebel_wolf.jpg

    • 30% of families in the seceded states own slaves. Your 6% includes total population. It’s rather disingenuous to count most white women, children, and the 4 million slaves. They were going to own anything.

  23. The prefix con actually means to unite. Think “connect” or “conjoin”. The confederate states were “united” in agreement to secede from the Union. This agreement was predicated primarily on their desire to maintain the atrocity of slavery.

    And the fact that it’s a battle flag implies further hostility towards the U.S. Whether it’s a symbol of racism or not (it is), why would a flag representing “rising up” against a nation be flown at one of its own government buildings?

    • Your a idiot look at how out if control the federal government has become. How much killing it has perpetrated all over the globe. The Confederate states where about individual state rights ya there was slavery ass but there has been slavery since the beginning of time. And many slave owners treated there slaves good and would eventually freed them cause the would have been brought under the conviction of God that it was not right they were headed that way. No it was about the north inflicting it’s ways it’s laws and really creating another monarchy like the one in England.learn real history not what the spoon feed you. Take look around at what the federal monster has become

      • The vice president of the Confederate States said, “[The Confederacy] rests upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery—subordination to the superior race—is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth”

        They wanted states rights, yes, but almost exclusively the right to own slaves — to subjugate an entire race. This one moral violation eclipses any other supposed good reason the South had for seceding.

        I guess I’m just “a idiot” for thinking human rights are more important than states rights.

      • STOP revisionist History! KNOW THE FACTS!

        When history is distorted someone needs to re-post the FACTS!

        The Confederate Battle Flag was never a National Flag of the Confederacy. It was carried into battle by several armies such as the Army Of Northen Virginia and the Army of Tennessee. Was also used as a Naval Jack by the Confederate Navy.

        History books, the media, the school systems, etc abound in falsehoods and inaccuracies of Confederate and Southern history. This fact sheet will help to clarify and dispell some of these rampant inaccuracies.

        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 – Only Southerners owned slaves.
        FACT – Entirely untrue. Many Northern civilians owned slaves. Prior to, during and even after the War Of Northern Aggression.
        Surprisingly, to many history impaired individuals, most Union Generals and staff had slaves to serve them! William T. Sherman had many slaves that served him until well after the war was over and did not free them until late in 1865.

        U.S. Grant also had several slaves, who were only freed after the 13th amendment in December of 1865. When asked why he didn’t free his slaves earlier, Grant stated “Good help is so hard to come by these days.”

        Contrarily, Confederate General Robert E. Lee freed his slaves (which he never purchased – they were inherited) in 1862!!! Lee freed his slaves several years before the war was over, and considerably earlier than his Northern counterparts. And during the fierce early days of the war when the South was obliterating the Yankee armies!

        Lastly, and most importantly, why did NORTHERN States outlaw slavery only AFTER the war was over? The so-called “Emancipation Proclamation” of Lincoln only gave freedom to slaves in the SOUTH! NOT in the North! This pecksniffery even went so far as to find the state of Delaware rejecting the 13th Amendment in December of 1865 and did not ratify it (13th Amendment / free the slaves) until 1901!

        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 slaves ships. The English, the Dutch and the Portugese 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 madefrom 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.

        MYTH – The Confederate Battle Flag represented the Southern Nation.
        FACT – Not true. While the Southern Battle flag was carried into battle, the Southern Nation had 3 different National flags during the course of the war.

        The First National flag was changed due to a resemblance of the US flag.

        The Second National flag was subsequently modified due to the similarity to a flag of truce.

        The Third National flag was the adopted flag of the Confederacy.

        The Confederate Battle Flag was never a National Flag of the Confederacy. It was carried into battle by several armies such as the Army Of Northen Virginia and the Army of Tennessee. Was also used as a Naval Jack by the Confederate Navy.

        MYTH – The Confederate Battle Flag is known as the “Stars & Bars”.
        FACT – A common misconception. The First National Confederate Flag is correctly known as the “Stars & Bars”. The Confederate Battle Flag is known as the “Southern Cross”.

        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 it’s 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 – Abraham Lincoln was the Great Emancipator.
        FACT – While Lincoln has went down in history as the Great Emancipator, many would not care to hear his real thoughts on people of color. Martyred President Abraham Lincoln was fervently making plans to send all freed slaves to the jungles of Central America once the war was over. Knowing that African society would never allow the slaves to return back to Africa, Lincoln also did not want the slaves in the US. He thought the jungles of Central America would be the best solution and conducive to the freed slaves best interest. The only thing that kept this from happening, was his assassination.

        MYTH – The South revered slavery.
        FACT – A very interesting fact on slavery is that at the time the War of 1861 -1865 officially commenced, the Southern States were actually in the process of freeing all slaves in the South. Russia had freed it’s servants in 1859, and the South took great note of this. Had military intervention not been forced upon the South, a very different America would have been realized then as well as now.

        MYTH – The Confederate Army was comprised of rich slave owners.
        FACT – Very far from true. The vast majority of soldiers in the Confederate Army were simple men of meager income. Most of which were hard working farmers and common men. Then, as now, very few rich men ever fight a war.

        MYTH – Only the North had men of color in their ranks.
        FACT – Quite simply a major falsehood of history. Many blacks, both free and of their own will, joined the Confederate Army to fight for their beloved Southern home. Additionally, men of other ethnic extraction fought as well. Oriental, Mexican & Spanish men as well as Native American Indians fought with pride for the South.

        Today, many men of color are members in the heritage group SCV – Sons Of Confederate Veterans. These men of color and pride rejoice in their heritage. The continued attacks on the Southern Nation, The Confederacy, and her symbols are a terrible outrage to these fine people. These attacks should be denounced with as much fervor as those who denounce the South.

        MYTH – The Confederate Flags are an authorized symbol of Aryan, KKK and hate groups.

        FACT – Quite the contrary. These dispicable organizations such as the KKK and Aryans have taken a hallowed piece of history, and have plagued good Southern folks and the memories of fine Confederate Soldiers that fought under the flag with their perverse agenda. IN NO WAY does the Confederate Flag represent hate or violence. Heritage groups such as the SCV battle daily the damage done to a proud nation by these hate groups. The SCV denounces all hate groups, and pridefully boast HERITAGE – NOT HATE.

        MYTH – The SCV – Sons Of Confederate Veterans are a racist, hate group.
        FACT – This is a blatant attack on one of the finest heritage groups ever. The SCV – Sons Of Confederate Veterans are a historical, patriotic and non-political organization comprised of descendents of Confederate Soldiers and sailors dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861 -1865 period is preserved and presented to the public. The SCV continues to educate the public of the memory and reputation of the Confederate soldier as well as the motives for his suffering and sacrifice.

        The SCV – Sons Of Confederate Veterans are in NO WAY affiliated with, nor does it recognize or condone the terrible legacy of hate groups such as the KKK.

      • If you read the statements of the seceding states, each indicated slavery as it’s PRIMARY motive for secession…and THEN the other stuff like federal overreach mostly in regard to…SLAVERY. The Confederate Constitution specifically has provisions regarding slavery. The U.S. Constituion is a binding contract without an “out” clause for non-mutual consent and they broke it, plus the South fired the first shots.

        That’s entirely different from understanding the North’s primary motive was NOT slavery but rather, preserving the union…because if the Confederacy succeeded, it would set a precedent for any state to leave any time they were unhappy with the federal govt.

        I am a libertarian-leaning independent, a firm supporter of states’ rights and opponent of the income tax and yet, I have not found one Kool-Aid drinking hard right ideologue or libertarian who can acknowledge these facts because each hates the federal govt no matter WHAT they do.

        And then you have the cherry-picked and largely irrelevant facts as you see below.

    • An here we have another idiot who has no idea of the true history or facts concerning this flag. Got to love ignorance in The United States. It’s making it easier, easier for The Government to take away what few rights the people still have.

  24. I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be “the Union as it was.” If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.

    I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty; and I intend no modification of my oft-expressed personal wish that all men every where could be free.

    Yours,
    A. Lincoln.

  25. “What most people don’t realize is the Civil War, along with President Lincoln, who was a very obvious dictator, didn’t plan on abolishing slavery. They planned enslaving every person via the 14th Amendment.”

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, tells you everything you need to know about the mentality of the author.

  26. You’re wrong.
    The 13 Stars were the 13 Succeeding states.
    1. South Carolina
    2. Mississippi
    3. Florida
    4. Alabama
    5. Georgia
    6. Louisiana
    7. Texas
    8. Virginia
    9. Arkansas
    10. Tennessee
    11. North Carolina
    12.Kentucky
    13. Missouri

    This is why it started with fewer stars, worked its way up, then fell back to 12 after Missouri rejoined the Union.
    http://www.usflag.org/history/confederatestarsandbars.html

  27. great article except you have the wrong flag pictured. The Virginia Battle Flag was square. You have the rectangle pictured. Thats the second Naval Jack.

  28. The meaning of that flag has been lost and the people flying it arnt flying it for those reasons anymore they fly that flag for personal beliefs, while I agree with you on what it use to mean, that no longer what it represents… people fly it now in support of racially motivated views

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