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Old 07-01-2015, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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How are you folk in TN viewing this whole Confederate flag debate in light of things coming up in South Carolina and Mississippi?

When I visited TN last year I visited two major Civil War battlefields, flags present, and it didn't bother me.

I also saw Nathan Bedford Forrest's gravesite along with Graceland while stopping in Memphis.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I am unaware of any location in Tennessee where the Rebel Flag is currently flying in an official capacity, except for various battlefields and memorials. It belongs in those places as legitimate pieces of history. The problem with the SC memorial is that it is right there on the ground of the state capitol building.

I believe the confederate Army of Tennessee was the first group to modify the originally square "Southern Cross" of the Army of Virginia into its more common rectangular form; so if any memorials have the right to the flag the ones in Tennessee do.

There have been calls to remove the bust of Gen. Nathan Forrest (KKK leader and CSA general born in middle TN) from the state capitol building. A few pro-Rebel-Flag rallies where rednecks gather in various Walmart parking lots. The media tried to blow up a Rebel Flag rally in Hendersonville, followed a few days later by a US Flag rally in the same spot, but really nothing happened.

That's about it.
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:36 AM
 
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I am unaware of any location in Tennessee where the Rebel Flag is currently flying in an official capacity, except for various battlefields and memorials. It belongs in those places as legitimate pieces of history. The problem with the SC memorial is that it is right there on the ground of the state capitol building.

I believe the confederate Army of Tennessee was the first group to modify the originally square "Southern Cross" of the Army of Virginia into its more common rectangular form; so if any memorials have the right to the flag the ones in Tennessee do.

There have been calls to remove the bust of Gen. Nathan Forrest (KKK leader and CSA general born in middle TN) from the state capitol building. A few pro-Rebel-Flag rallies where rednecks gather in various Walmart parking lots. The media tried to blow up a Rebel Flag rally in Hendersonville, followed a few days later by a US Flag rally in the same spot, but really nothing happened.

That's about it.
More or less this.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:41 AM
 
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We don't need race baiting political activists trying to change America in Tennessee. Apparently South Carolina didn't either as the people in Charleston didn't allow the political activists to start race wars to divide the people. Instead the good people of Charleston, all races, came together in a peace march to show their solidarity. When the race baiters saw that they probably all canceled their travel plans to Charleston.
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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We don't need race baiting political activists trying to change America in Tennessee. Apparently South Carolina didn't either as the people in Charleston didn't allow the political activists to start race wars to divide the people. Instead the good people of Charleston, all races, came together in a peace march to show their solidarity. When the race baiters saw that they probably all canceled their travel plans to Charleston.

I am not happy about the confederate flag being blamed for what happened in Charleston. I firmly believe that flag is not about hate, but about Southern heritage and states rights. However I agree with you about the people of that area rising above the racial nonsense. Two incidents, one the police shooting and the massacre failed to create racial trouble in that city. Both cases black people were absolute victims in a way nothing like the more questionable incidents which led to violence in other places. The people of Charleston both white and black went out of their way to make sure that did not happen to their city. For that they ALL deserve credit. Kudos to them. Every place in this nation could have a nutcase or two and thankfully the one in Charleston FAILED to start the trouble he intended to start. May those who died in that church RIP.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Citing 'hysteria' over Confederate symbols, McCormick plans to slow down his effort to remove Forrest bust from state Capitol | Local News | Times Free Press
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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I have noticed that extremist always use the Confederate battle flag rather than the Confederate flag. I guess they would rather be associated with solders than politicians.
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I have noticed that extremist always use the Confederate battle flag rather than the Confederate flag. I guess they would rather be associated with solders than politicians.
No, it's because most of the extremists don't know any better. Many think the rectangular version of the Confederate Battle Flag is the official Confederate Flag. They think it is the "Stars and Bars" (it is not).
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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No, it's because most of the extremists don't know any better. Many think the rectangular version of the Confederate Battle Flag is the official Confederate Flag. They think it is the "Stars and Bars" (it is not).
Well the rectangular design was added to the Confederate Third National. The ANV flag was in the second national.

I'm pretty up to snuff on my Civil War era flags.
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