American born and Southern bred.
Frankly sir, I think the rest of us (including our Confederate ancestry looking down from Heaven) are proud you no longer associate yourself with our Southern flag too if your past history is any indication of what sort of peckerwood trash you are descended from....oh and there is no escaping genetics, I'm afraid that stink goes with you. Have a Dixie Day!
Zaftig...the vanquished do not get to display their colors?
Then I guess we better fold up the Stars and Stripes since it not only got vanquished in Vietnam but took part in a number of really ugly incidents in that same war...
or we could simply accept the bad things and remember them so they wont happen again while at the same time honoring the positive things about the US flag too? Yes...that does strike me as a bit more sensible.
I imagine that was what was in President Theodore Roosevelt's mind when he signed the order in 1905 to return the captured Confederate battle flags to their respective Southern States as a gesture of good will to brave Americans.
pissedoff yankee who are you trying to kid?
Many of those who honor the Southern Cross and know its history know about the other Confederate flags (not just the national flags but the other battle flags too).
The Southern Cross though is known worldwide as a symbol of Southern-American identity and the rest of us are not willing to simply fold it up and handing it over to bigots in white hoods and red armbands just because some choose condemnation over education.
Well Feldon Starns, I am not ready to simply concede the Southern Cross to racist groups without a fight simply because some parts of the South choose condemnation over education.
Your "barefoot self" comment at the end of answering Ken only shows your ignorance and your stereotypical thinking of Southern historical heritage Guy.
It also totally makes any so-called point you made irrelevant...which it was in the first place.
In 1905 when President Theodore Roosevelt (who was I might add a Yankee from New York) signed the order returning the captured Confederate flags to the Southern States...that was the first step toward the reunification that President Abraham Lincoln wanted when he said "with malice toward none, and with charity toward all".
In 1952 the Congress of the United States, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally recognized Confederate soldiers and servicemen AS AMERICAN SOLDIERS! In effect pardoning them forever from any so-called treason.
Oh and lets not forget that the US Department of Veterans Affairs to this day continues to fill orders to the Sons of Confederate Veterans for grave markers and headstones to go for said Confederate service men.
Oh and lets not forget that every Memorial Day, the US President places a wreath at the gravesites of Confederate servicemen in Arlington National Cemetery....yes including President Obama!
If the US government itself does not consider former Confederates "traitors" then who in the blue hadies are you to call them that?!
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