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Old 07-30-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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Those on the left say it represents slavery. Mainstream American conservatives often remark that it's a symbol against federal overreach and for states' rights.

I think both sides are wrong. Some Southerners who display the flag may bring up politics, states' rights, and all that uninteresting jazz, but that's just a bizarre reason. I think you almost had it in the post I quoted. Their ancestors fought with all they had for the freedom of their Southland. And that's admirable, and for Southerners, they're your ancestors!
Preserving & seeking to expand the right to own people as property is neither admirable nor honorable. Read the Constitution of the Confederate States of America.
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:00 PM
 
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As per the other earlier cited article:



No doubt a lawsuit is in the works although the public at large may not be privy to all of the information available leading to the decision to terminate employment which ... unfortunately, chips away at the progress made in an attempt to 'build bridges' within the community.
Sergeants don't get fired that often. Like I said, this story sounds like a cover for something that happened inside the department that they wouldn't have documented. The story sounds polished enough, but it really reeks of coverup.
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: SGV
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Preserving & seeking to expand the right to own people as property is neither admirable nor honorable. Read the Constitution of the Confederate States of America.
Or the U.S. Constitution if you can't dig up the Confederate one...
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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It might, but freedom of speech should be for all, not just the protestors on the left, not just for BLM, not just for people who support candidates by having Vote for Trump or Vote for Hillary signs in their yards.
I think it is in poor taste to fly any flag but our own, yet we have schools who fly the Mexican flag on Cinco de Mayo day.
I don't have the answer. People with thin skin will freak out over anything and everything.
I don't believe the officer should have been fired over a flag. Performance of her job and criminal record should be the only qualifiers.
You're right - the Mexican flag can be viewed as controversial for other reasons, but how is it even remotely the same? There's a difference in views of illegal aliens, but that's not the same as owning a human being.

Some of you keep arguing about this, but freedom of speech is for all. And with every action comes a consequence. She's free to keep flying her flag but she's likely to lose out on job opportunities.

You want freedom of speech without any ramification. Doesn't exist.
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:36 PM
 
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Or the U.S. Constitution if you can't dig up the Confederate one...
True enough & I've discussed elsewhere. The American Civil War prevented the type of Country, its expressed intent revealed by a reading of the Constitution of the CSA, from preserving & seeking to expand the right to own people as property.
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Georgia officer fired over confederate flag in her yard | FOX25

I am not a fan of this flag but I don't agree with firing her. not unless the state of GA makes it illegal to display it on private property.
Will the ACLU defend her?
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Old 07-30-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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"What" = you're part of the problem.
Yes, a problem for white supremacist that use racial slurs.. I agree...
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Old 07-30-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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Shootouts?

Who are you, Billy the Kid?
Nope, just someone who puts his money where is mouth is...
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Old 07-30-2016, 02:13 PM
 
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True enough & I've discussed elsewhere. The American Civil War prevented the type of Country, its expressed intent revealed by a reading of the Constitution of the CSA, from preserving & seeking to expand the right to own people as property.
All involuntary governments enslave people.
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Old 07-30-2016, 02:13 PM
 
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Georgia officer fired over confederate flag in her yard | FOX25

I am not a fan of this flag but I don't agree with firing her. not unless the state of GA makes it illegal to display it on private property.
She is a police officer who drives her police car home and parks it in front of her house.
She said she had no idea that the flag was controversial. Go figure.
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