4 thoughts on “The Confederate Flag and Confederate Heritage: A Discussion

  1. Sandi Saunders November 23, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    Just a great show. Thank you for finding and sharing that. It was really worth listening to!

  2. wotan237 December 13, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    I was never a ‘Confederate’ growing up in Virginia, and we never even considered ourselves very ‘southern’….I had distant relatives who fought in the war, though. They were yeoman framers who never owned slaves and lived on western Va. where there were almost zero blacks at all.

    Family lore- once there was an intense discussion during the war between some family members and some Federal Union troops (this was Shenandoah valley campaigns, they were most likely ransacking the then non functioning family farm. ) There was some mocking by the Northerners- “You must really love your niggers so much to fight and die for them” …The reply was, ” We are not fighting for slavery, we have never owned slaves” …. “Then why are you fighting?” My ancestor pointed to the ground “Because you are here.”
    The meaning is, the North invaded their farm and state, the south was resisting a foreign invasion, they were fighting to protect their homes and families.
    This is what the battle flag represents- soldiers comradeship, bravery under fire, loyalty to place and family. Very few Confederate soldiers owned slaves, so what exactly do you you think they were dying for ? You have your answer…… The south used the 9th and 10th amendments to legally secede, and every thinking person in the south also knew that slavery’s days were numbered, no matter what. It was just a matter of time.

    Lincoln was a sick bastard who could have merely purchased the slaves freedom but he had to have blood instead.

    • Brooks D. Simpson December 14, 2015 / 1:46 am

      For there to be a buyer thatere had to be a seller. Guess who wouldn’t sell their slaves?

      I guess we know who the sick ones were.

    • Scott Ledridge December 15, 2015 / 3:37 pm

      Since Lincoln wasn’t trying to abolish slavery, you’re statement doesn’t make much sense.

      Which is it? Some pro-secessionists say because the Constitution doesn’t say anything about secession, it’s legal. Others say the 9th and 10th Amendments make secession legal. Neither are correct. Which I guess underlines why they can’t get their stories straight.

      Although, if you are saying secession is legal through the Constitution, then Article 1, Sec. 10 says it isn’t.

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