Current Topics
Conservative spin: the opposite of reality
by Spag-hetti
Today at 12:01 PM
Bruce Jenner: 'I'm a Woman'
by Spag-hetti
Today at 11:01 AM
Poll: Is it time to retire Junipero Serra's statue?
by pdx rick
Yesterday at 03:32 PM
Rotund Table for the Moth of April, 2014
by pdx rick
Yesterday at 12:37 AM
The Middle East
by Greger
04/24/15 08:23 PM
Embryonic Twin Discovered in Woman's Brain During Surgery in LA
by pondering_it_all
04/24/15 06:41 PM
Video Shows Woman Arguing With Agents Before Her Phone is Smashed
by NW Ponderer
04/24/15 12:47 AM
Sarah Palin: Stuff That Copywright Infringement Genie Back in the Bottle
by Scoutgal
04/23/15 02:44 PM
tea party?
by pdx rick
04/23/15 12:24 PM
Miscellaneous humor thread
by Golem
04/23/15 12:07 PM
Super Dave grounded due to noise complaints
by Ken Condon
04/22/15 11:48 PM
Robert Bates' Excellent Urban Safari
by Spag-hetti
04/22/15 11:13 PM
BREAKING: Star Trek XIII to be titled ‘Star Trek Beyond’
by Golem
04/22/15 05:31 PM
Hey! Senator Cruz! Are you for armed visitors in the Senate and House?
by Spag-hetti
04/22/15 09:09 AM
Islamic Terror and Reckless Rhetoric on the Far Right
by pdx rick
04/22/15 01:40 AM
Forum Stats
6003 Members
55 Forums
14730 Topics
251626 Posts

Max Online: 282 @ 05/29/08 01:08 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#264444 - 10/27/13 09:13 AM Traitors?
logtroll Offline
old hand

Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 6756
Loc: New Mexico (not old Mexico)
This is a take on the persistent and pernicious Confederate craziness that had never occurred to me...

Confederate flag was the flag of traitors
Quote:
You can debate whether the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism. But the one thing you can't dispute: The Confederate flag was flown by traitors to the United States of America who slaughtered more than 110,000 U.S. soldiers.
_________________________
"You can't fix a problem until you know what the problem is." Logtroll

Top
#264446 - 10/27/13 09:44 AM Re: Traitors? [Re: logtroll]
rporter314 Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/18/03
Posts: 4902
Loc: Highlands, Tx
Quote:
never occurred to me

likewise and for good reason ... and that would be good reason as opposed as the contrived argument without much merit

I have considered the iconic Confederate battle flag ... well a battle flag.

The Civil War (or whatever other words anyone wants to describe or name it) is the premier example of the failure of our system of government (and the Founders for failing to foresee it as a possibility), which was unable to find compromise on the proverbial irreconcilable differences between states and the federal government. We have entered another cycle of deepening irreconcilable differences which i fear will require the skills of another Henry Clay or the blunt force persuasiveness of another Abraham Lincoln.
_________________________
ignorance is the enemy
without equality there is no liberty

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 11 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
xiawei, Marzman, kyleyoung8, Retread, solafeian
6003 Registered Users
A2