YES! The flag is offensive & should not fly anywhere.
80%
NO! It should be left up to the individual states.
20%

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Roland de Brabant 4 years 35 weeks ago

Thom is completely wrong about the Civil War. When it broke out the US was pro slavery. Prior to 1863 slavery was not an issue. And after the war was over slave auctions persisted in Baltimore and NYC. Robert E. Lee freed more slaves than Lincoln. Prior to the war free black men could vote in the South, but not the North.

The war was fought to extend the banker control of the North into the South. The good guys lost this war, but not for lack of valor; the North had a torrent of immigrants to pour into the meat grinder. From Lighthorse Harry to Robert, the Lees were a family of heroes deserving veneration, not vilification.

Roland

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