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To: ladtx
As a son of the South, I think maybe this is a good compromise. For the past 50 or so years, we have allowed every hate group from the KKK to the American Nazi party use the Southern Cross, with no complaints. Therefor the the battle flag is now associated more with the KKK than with The Confederate States of America. Besides, most of the people complaining about the "Stars & Bars" don't have a clue as to what the Stars and Bars really are.

Now be nice guys, this is my first post.
23 posted on 04/04/2003 12:04:34 PM PST by Bar-Face
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To: Bar-Face
You've got a good point. Too bad it has to come down to this though.
26 posted on 04/04/2003 12:06:25 PM PST by ladtx ("...the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country." D. MacArthur)
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To: Bar-Face
Well, well a newbie, just kidding. You're entitled to your opinion, even though I don't agree. I do however see how you could view things that way. It is true that some of these hate groups did use the Battle Flag as a racist symbol, but I never have nor has anyone I associate with. To me it's simply a State flag of where I live and i'm proud of being Southern and i'm specially proud of the state from which I live.
28 posted on 04/04/2003 12:12:09 PM PST by HELLRAISER II
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To: Bar-Face
As a son of the South, I think maybe this is a good compromise.

Agreed. As long as the confederate battle flag is not represented, then no problems here.

41 posted on 04/04/2003 1:07:57 PM PST by mac_truck
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To: Bar-Face
Besides, most of the people complaining about the "Stars & Bars" don't have a clue as to what the Stars and Bars really are.

Which is exactly what the people who selected it are counting on. Course once thet find out, then suddenly they will be offended again.

51 posted on 04/04/2003 1:46:45 PM PST by Michael.SF. ('Lack of concensus is no excuse for lack of leadership' - M. Thatcher)
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