Monday, April 27, 2009

The Confederate Flag, what's the big deal?

Well living in the south and particularly Alabama, I had to read up on my history a little to see what all the beef was about a flag incident that occurred this week. If you've been following the news about an Auburn City Councilman who admittedly committed an alledged crime by removing personal property from graves by pulling up confederate flags. He claims the flags are a racist symbol, so he removed them. Opelika News Article 1 and Article 2.

I visited the website: and others and have concluded that the confederate flag was created to become a symbol for veterans of the confederacy not a racist one. I also discovered that an erroneous group hijacked it and flew it as their own which is where the controversay comes in. It may be that the councilman has over reached in his judgement? You decide. The Birmingham News and Article 1 and Article 2.

If it is determined that the councilman is found guilty, then maybe his punishment should be having 2,000 confederate flags placed in his yard for one month or standing in the grave yard waving the confederate flag for one hour each day for one week.

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