Yet another confederate flag case

Once again, we suffer yet another juvenile escapade of confederate flag waiving. Read about it here. A few students in Bloomington, Minnesota irrationally thought it to be a quality prank to waive the confederate flag in the parking lot as students and parents were arriving for graduation ceremonies. The students were reasonably punished. Not surprisingly, the students and their supporters tried to hide behind the tiresome response tying the confederate flag to an admiration of Southern lifestyle (how these things evolve from prank to a post-hoc expression of lifestyle choice is never explained).

Astoundingly, reports indicate that many students protested in favor of the flag-waiving ignorants, with one quoted as saying the confederate flag “had nothing to do with slavery.”

A spokesman for the school noted “the Confederate flag represents hatred, bigotry, intolerance, slavery, . . . .” In addition to all that, proud Americans note that the confederate flag also represents armed insurrection against our Constitution and all the freedoms many generations of men and women fought and died for. The confederate flag is offensive to most for all these reasons and any justification that it is a mere prop in a sophomoric prank is nonsense.

We know that students are not learning history very well. Perhaps an appropriate punishment for these and other would-be pranksters is remedial history as they need to learn what it stands for.

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Lynn Wilson - November 8, 2008 1:05 PM

The civil war was not about slavery! Have you read the Emancipation Proclamation? It only freed the slaves in the states that left the Union. ""That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom. "

Lincoln:

"My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery."

I can post numerous references in support of my position but you will ignore them. Instead, you will focus on revisionist history and rely upon what is politically correct.

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