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Old 04-17-07, 12:29 PM
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Spurrier says Confederate flag should come down.

What are your thoughts on the subject?
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It's not 1860 is it? Why is it still up? You lost get over it.
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I don't know why anybody flies the thing anyway. Do we really want to encourage the kind of mawkish "Gone With The Wind"-inspired, gee-wasn't-it-great-when-the-darkies-knew-their-place nostalgia? Yuck.
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It is a symbol of freedom and liberty, so keep it up.
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The South shall rise again bitches!

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I think Spurrier should come down... off his high horse.

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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
It is a symbol of freedom and liberty, so keep it up.
Unless you're black.
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Old 04-17-07, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
It is a symbol of freedom and liberty, so keep it up.
Northerners and blacks see it mostly as a symbol of freedom to keep slaves. Liberty for the elite, servitude for everybody else.
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The South shall rise again bitches!
Not here in Minnesota, please.
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Leave it up to the states. If they want to fly it, fine. Makes it easier for me to identify which states I don't want to set foot in.
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I am black and they can fly it if they want does not bother me at all. People need to find somethng more important to complain about.
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Old 04-17-07, 01:18 PM
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And what would be on top of the General Lee if they remove it??? Think of the Dukes people!!!!
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They can digitally redo the General Lee with a big smily face on it.
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Old 04-17-07, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Leave it up to the states. If they want to fly it, fine. Makes it easier for me to identify which states I don't want to set foot in.
Tracer, it's South freakin' Carolina. Do you really need to see the flag to know you don't want to go there?

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Old 04-17-07, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Draven
The South shall rise again bitches!
That is great smilie.

Couple of quick comments.

A while back, some idiot fans had been waving the 'purple and gold' confed flag at LSU football games, which sparked some protests. The chancellor said that the university frowns on it but said it was a freedom of speech issue. Obviously, others disagreed but eventually it just died down.

I have no idea why a government office would still have that flag still up. The only place it belongs in is a museum.
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My thoughts are that he should stick to throwing the ball downfield, seems to what he knows best.
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My initial thought was that I personally wouldn't see any value in it staying. After reading the article, it sounds like it's just part of the Confederate Soldier Monument though, which doesn't seem like a big deal to me.
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No fair reading the article. We want knee jerk reactions.
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I agree, but have often wondered, if you got rid of all the confederate flags, would we still have NASCAR? It makes you think.
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People should be free to show they are stupid, I guess.
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Originally Posted by movie diva
I am black and they can fly it if they want does not bother me at all. People need to find somethng more important to complain about.
wow someone of reason
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Originally Posted by porieux
People should be free to show they are stupid, I guess.
People, not the government. Doesn't it say something when the flag was up at the state capitol not so long ago?

Is a statehouse land government property? If yes, the flag indeed should be removed regardless of whether it is part of a monument.
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Originally Posted by Ranger
People, not the government. Doesn't it say something when the flag was up at the state capitol not so long ago?

Is a statehouse land government property? If yes, the flag indeed should be removed regardless of whether it is part of a monument.
it cannot be removed without further legislation
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