The Stars And Bars Should Be Flown With Pride


Just because some groups that are racist have used this flag, does not make it a negative symbol to all. Many good men, fought, died, and were crippled, and disfigured fighting for what they thought was an unconstituional act by the federal government. The war was fought, by many, for state vs. federal governmental rights. We  are still struggling with this issue today.

If someone takes offense to this flag, then they need to grow some thicker skin and do what so many fine liberals suggest; practice tolerance.

Blacks throwing rocks at whites ok, but whites throwing rocks at black equal hate crime!

Rebel flag still flying in black SC neighborhood

news.yahoo.com

A year ago, dozens marched to protest the Confederate flag a white woman flew from her porch in a historically black Southern neighborhood. After someone threw a rock at her porch, she put up a wooden lattice. That was just the start of the building

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wayne2008sblogsite
    Sep 27, 2011 @ 11:19:53

    The photo clearly shows the confederate flag hanging over the neighbors fence. Just because a person has relatives that fought for the South does not mean they should fly the flag in a neighborhood full of descendents of black slaves. She flew the flag for one reason and that was to cause trouble.

    She has her Constitutional rights to fly the flag, but common sense and courtesy should have been used here. So I guess this makes it okay for Mexican-Americans to fly their Mexican National flag. She’s a drama queen.
    ……………………………………………………..

    SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A year ago, dozens marched to protest the Confederate flag a white woman flew from her porch in a historically black Southern neighborhood. After someone threw a rock at her porch, she put up a wooden lattice. That was just the start of the building.

    Earlier this year, two solid 8-foot high wooden fences were built on either side of Annie Chambers Caddell’s modest brick house to shield the Southern banner from view.

    Late this summer, Caddell raised a flagpole higher than the fences to display the flag. Then a similar pole with an American flag was placed across the fence in the yard of neighbor Patterson James, who is black.

    One hundred and fifty years after the Civil War began about 20 miles away in Charleston Harbor, fights continue over the meaning of the Confederate flag. Some see it as a symbol of slavery and racism; others like Caddell say it’s part of their Southern heritage.

    “I’m here to stay. I didn’t back down and because I didn’t cower the neighbors say I’m the lady who loves her flag and loves her heritage,” said the 51-year old Caddell who moved into the historically black Brownsville neighborhood in the summer of 2010. Her ancestors fought for the Confederacy.

    Last October, about 70 people marched in the street and sang civil rights songs to protest the flag, while about 30 others stood in Caddell’s yard waving the Confederate flag.

    Opponents of the flag earlier gathered 200 names on a protest petition and took their case to a town council meeting where Caddell tearfully testified that she’s not a racist. Local officials have said she has the right to fly the flag, while her neighbors have the right to protest. And build fences.

    “Things seemed to quiet down and then the fences started,” Caddell said. “I didn’t know anything about it until they were putting down the postholes and threw it together in less than a day.”

    Aaron Brown, the town councilman whose district includes Brownsville, said neighbors raised money for the fences.

    “The community met and talked about the situation,” he said. “Somebody suggested that what we should do is just go ahead and put the fences up and that way somebody would have to stand directly in front of the house to see the flag and that would mediate the flag’s influence.”

    Reply

  2. The Conservative Hill Billy
    Sep 27, 2011 @ 11:39:42

    Common sense is not the issue here. Just because a person is black, does not mean thier ancestors were slaves. Nobody is being hurt here. There is no constitutional right for people to not be offended. I see people flying the Mexican flag, I don’t like it, but if they are citizens, they have every right to do it.

    Reply

Hand me a beer and tell me what you think

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: