It’s so amazing to me that people have such different versions of history.
I am from NJ and we were taught (graduated HS in 1972) that the war was about slavery. I don’t think we concentrated much at all on states’ rights. And the only thing bad I learned that the north did to the south is the carpet baggers. I know that was revisionist history.
No, what you learned was history from a Northern point of view. Currently, after 150 years of whitewashing their legacy, the South is now winning the Civil War it lost on the battlefield. All this talk of "state's rights" is part of "The Southern Strategy" and keeping the White Southern elites in power. Read about what Lee Atwater had to say about the Southern Strategy and the use of coded language. The revisionist history you are seeing is a result of this. If you read the articles of secession that Texas, Mississippi, and Georgia put out, they mention slavery. And "states' rights" are the right to own slaves to keep their slave-based economy going. The resurgence of the Confederate Battle flag into public view is due to the rise of the Dixiecrats in the 1940s and telling the Federal Government where to stick it during the Civil Rights Era. That flag is intimately connected to treason, racism, and slavery.
Did they teach you that slavery was finally abolished in Rhode Island in 1841 or that the Oregon Constitution forbid blacks from residing in the state. Unfortunately it's a fact that the "winners" of any conflict get to write the history and the history of the Civil War and Saint Lincoln was written by northern historians and Lincoln apologists.
 June 30, 2015 at 1:26pm
I think most people know it is a battle flag and the stars and bars is more accurately the Confederate flag. But it has become a symbol of the Confederacy to many.
 June 30, 2015 at 1:23pm
“it’s probably 60/40 or greater that see the flag as a symbol of racism”. Where did you come up with this number? Maybe where you live. The people where I live see it as something that expresses Southern Pride. And I am not in the south but am close…
 June 30, 2015 at 12:58pm
Kids do stupid **** sometimes. And sometimes it’s only once. YOu can’t can’t judge this girl by one time. I ran away once and didn’t make it, thank God. I think lots of people do that. I didn’t have a bad home life, I had great parents, but I wanted to go to Frisco to be a real hippie. I was 15 and clueless. I got caught and the thought never crossed my mind ever again.
 June 30, 2015 at 12:55pm
Maybe not. This may have been the one and only time.
 June 30, 2015 at 12:52pm
YEARS ago, I wanted to run away to join the San Francisco hippie movement. 1968 was the year a nd I was 15 yrs old. I had someone to go with, threw my backpack out of my window, and snuck downstairs with my nightgown over my clothes. My parents woke up, caught me and stopped me. I’m very glad they did.
Amen to that! One time I was waked up around 2:00 AM – a God thing – and I did a “kid check” – something I know every parent has done. My oldest was not in her bed. She had already come home that night, checked in, and then apparently left. She was 17 at the time, and had been a great kid. Never had to impose a curfew – she was always home by midnight, honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, etc., Had been home-schooled until that last year of high school. But she was NOT there. I was a sneaky mom – so instead of freaking out, I just crawled into her bed and waited. Imagine her face when she sneaked in about an hour later and saw me in her bed! It was priceless. Now she is married to a great guy, has 3 kids, and is Director of Admissions for the Auburn School of Osteopathy. Stay with those kids – don’t let up or give up. They are worth it.
[-1] June 26, 2015 at 3:37pm
We are. We don’t want the gov’t to tell business what to do. But we are allowed to say we think it’s stupid that companies are banning selling this flag because some crazymurderous man had it on the front of his car. We are allowed to say those companies are stupid to cave into PC, and we are allowed to purchase our flags elsewhere. We are just wondering if they will even exist soon.
These aggressors think its simple, I you are a decent , traditional American, JUST CRAP ON YOUR BELIEFS and become perverts and "marxist-muslims', then everything will be great ! Im sick of people like this Cupp !
 June 26, 2015 at 10:54am
I guess anyone who wants to keep their job needs to not be on social media at all.
 June 26, 2015 at 10:48am
They have their marriage now. But it won’t stop. They will insist on getting married in churches and they will not stop their activism until EVERYONE loves and accepts what they do. Not them, but what they do.
June 25, 2015 at 12:23pm
OH,I forgot about this scripture! Thanks.
 June 25, 2015 at 12:20pm
Trying to force the states didn’t work, so now they are doing cleanup. So right.
 June 25, 2015 at 12:18pm
The law said something very simply in one sentence. It is as clear as a sunny day, but the SCOTUS decided Congress meant something else. NO, Congress didn’t mean something else. They didn’t read the frikkin law before they passsed it, and now smart people keep finding problems with it. I’m sure something else will be found and brought before the court.
 June 25, 2015 at 12:14pm
There is no point. It’s a waste of money, time and employees to maintain it.
 June 25, 2015 at 11:50am
Let me address each one after reading the article. I didn’t view the video.
“The Bible clearly says…” – sometimes it does, so sometimes it’s OK to say this. Anyone who has problems hearing this has problems with Christian theology.
“God will never give you more than you can handle” – not in the bible and should not be used as a cliche to make us stop talking about our problems.
“Love on” (e.g. “As youth group leaders, we’re just here to love on those kids.” – maybe it’s a regional thing. I think it could be said better but why is it so awful? I don’t get it. Maybe I’m too old.
Black and white quantifiers of faith, such as “Believer, Unbeliever, Backsliding” – ummm… things regarding faith are black and white.The bible talks about hot or cold and God doesn’t like lukewarm. If you want to be a Christian you need to understand that some things are absolute. Like, have no other Gods before Me.
“God is in control . . . has a plan . . . works in mysterious ways” – I agree I HATE hearing this when something bad happens. When my granddaughter died in a fire, I didn’t need an explanation. I know that bad things happen, we live in a fallen world, and it just is what it is. Painful and horrible as it was, I never said God did it. I got very angry when people told me God planned this. NO.The enemy killed her, death is still our enemy, but God has her now.
@deeberj - “God will never give you more than you can handle” – not in the bible and should not be used as a cliche to make us stop talking about our problems.
1 Corinthians 10:13 New International Version (NIV)
13 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
I wish I could give you LOTS of thumbs up! Exactly what I thought!!
[-1] June 25, 2015 at 11:39am
Cavallo Love on – I’ve heard this, I am 61 years old, and loving on someone means loving them. Give them the attention and love that they need. It does’t mean having sex with them. Your mind went right in the gutter.