Taking the Confederate flag down from South Carolina was supposed to end all this racial strife?
All that did was fuel more – and its not coming from the Confederates – its coming from the Blacks. It was encouragement for more actual bad behavior, not a cure for it.
Socialistic idiots, causing trouble for 150 years – coming to a new head.
 July 15, 2015 at 12:04am
Do we get to see what flag these “shooters” have their pictures with?
 July 14, 2015 at 5:53pm
Gee, seems fitting to me. America has gone rather Nazi-like with its “cultural cleansing” campaigns of late.
 July 13, 2015 at 2:37pm
As I said above, the modern manifestation of Reconstruction.
It didn’t work out so well here in the “border States” as former Union and Confederate soldiers didn’t like the prospect of having their land confiscated and divided out by the Government. The misguided Unionists discovered they were “guilty” along side their Confederate neighbors simply for being Southern, didn’t matter which side they fought on – if they sided with the Constitution over the “notion of nation”.
Why did “40 acres and a mule” not materialize – read above. It damn near caused a “new coalition” of folks who were once on opposite sides coming together in extreme violence against the US. It wasn’t that the former slaves didn’t need some help getting started, it was the method of doing so that violated people’s sensibilities.
I had folks on both sides of the war, they pretty much agreed on its actual effect in the aftermath they observed. I wish they were here now to see this crap.
Reconstruction II – instigated by the SCOTUS, Nikki Haley, and carried happily forward by Obama.
 July 13, 2015 at 1:48pm
Folks, you are witnessing the modern manifestation of Reconstruction.
These blacks are “empowered” above the law. Nothing is going to happen to them, if they start actively burning the houses of whites down, they can claim the Confederate flag “hurt” them and their “handlers” will justfy it regardless of law.
That is exactly what was done 150 years ago. The Radical Republicans, not happy with attempts to reconcile the nation absent the annihilation of the southern whites, instigated emancipated blacks to get the job done for them. Burnings, rapings, killings – done by blacks in fashions that make Ferguson look like a day at the Carnival. This was sanctioned BY THE MARTIAL AUTHORITIES overlording the post-war South.
What was the result? When a people have no protection under the law, then they must provide that protection themselves – the birth of the KKK occurred.
Not a pleasant topic – I certainly do not agree with 20th Century KKK policies. But, if such lawlessness continues and escalates against good and innocent people who have no recourse – there will be killings and a perfect repetition of history. There will be NEW organizations created to protect what the law will not.
This is just a dress-rehearsal for what’s in store for Christians who will not bow to the coming narrative of “Newspeak”. While many of you are cheering such behavior as “just” in the name of extinguishing “hate” – you are setting the precedence for your own persecution with actual hate.
Bring it, ba$tards...I've got a surprise waiting for you when you get here : )
 July 13, 2015 at 9:09am
Another case of hiding the facts. The majority of jewish population in 1860, was in the south. The largest population of Jews being in Charleston SC at the time. The X on the flag was done so explicity, so as to not offend the vast number of Jews in the Confederate Army, the orginal intent was to put a cross on it as the SC secession flag and the Tennessee Polk flag. The Saltire was a compromise as to be symbolic to both religions.
How jewish was the Confederacy? Its first Secretary of War, and later Secretary of State was Judah P. Benjamin.
The Confederate Monument at Arlington was constructed by Moses Ezekiel – a Jew
If you get time, watch a Movie that was limited in release (because it treated the Confederacy humanely) – but heartbreakingly accurate – you can watch it on YouTube “Field of Lost Shoes”.
That’s just how ridiculous this is. Jews joining in on the Nazi-purge of the South. You’d think they would know better for multiple reasons.
 July 12, 2015 at 8:07pm
Yeah, Yankees – Pandora’s box has been opened and you are not immune to its contents.
Would that be the slaveowner, who said when the 13th Amendment made him relinquish his SLAVES “good help is hard to find” – U.S. Grant?
The United States of Hypocrisy, at its FINEST!
 July 12, 2015 at 5:59pm
You just stumbled onto the real reason for the Hatred expressed against it. By none other than BIG Government, Washington DC – and their usual lackeys/minions/mind slaves.
 July 12, 2015 at 5:35pm
I think its time to start seriously considering secession.
I’m sick of this. Much more, it doesn’t matter if they erase every trace of Confederate identity – this nation will still HATE the South. I am tired of the actual Haters and Racists calling us such. I’m tired of the actual Nazis in this county calling us such – their actions speak louder than their lying lounges. I see no difference in what the Government is doing to Southerners, than what the Nazis did to the Jews. We’re living our “Krystal Nacht” right now. I’m sure there is more to come.
Its time for us to begin the process of leaving, and go our own way. Leave all these “Newspeakers” to themselves, they don’t know the first damnned thing about liberty – never did.
Vote “up” for secession – send these folks a message they need to heed.
You are 100% correct about it being for the Centennial. It was a big deal in 1961. Also, if you want the best history about the war that is not slanted to PC reasons, read the material that came out during the centennial. Many books were written during that time.
Useful idiots have no need of proof.
you are correct, it was raised to commmerate the centennial.go to Southern Historical Society.there is a picture of JFK with senator Bright,and the battle flag
July 10, 2015 at 9:52pm
You are incorrect in your assertion regarding slavery in the CSA Constitution.
The entire situation was over States Rights: Article 1 Section 9 forbids the Confederate CONGRESS from abolishing slavery, the States still could. The US Congress passed the exact same verbiage in its Corwin Amendment, which Lincoln presented and lauded in his First Inaugural as making what was already “implied” Constitutional Law “explicit”.
Citizenry was the exclusive domain of the States, both in the US and CS. Citizenry was NOT the domain of the US until the 14th Amendment. There was no such thing as a “Citizen of the United States”, you were a citizen of your State.
While you cite the provision in the CSA Constitution as “menacing”, it was legal likewise in the USA. Lincoln made a good living as a lawyer defending Ky slaveowners using slaves to tend crops in Illinois. He won his cases preserving their right to slavery due to the owner being a Ky citizen – even though they were being worked in Illinois.
So, your citation and the Fugitive clause preceding it meant, that regardless of the laws regarding slavery in the State or new Territory in question – the status of slavery pertained to the Citizenship of whomever “sojourned” within State or Territory.
These things actually laid the framework for resolving the future question amongst both Free and Slave States within the CS. As they had in the US prior. TN, AR, VA, and NC all had emancipation bills pending when the war broke.
 July 9, 2015 at 1:20pm
South Carolina didn’t decide, a whole bunch of “soon to be unemployed” bureaucrats did. And, they know it.
Any attempt at a referendum was voted down, by both parties, because they knew the flag would fly by a 70 to 30 % popular vote.
Yeah, Rand has committed political suicide. He’ll be lucky to hold onto his Senate seat. Moreover, the whole Republican ticket just tossed the race to the Democrats. The Dems could dig up and run a dead Andrew Jackson – and he’d win down here.
This is one of the most amazing, idiotic, and frighteningly Nazi-like things I’ve witnessed in my country. And, believe me, it ain’t just “bubba” who is pissed. All of our fears of an over-reaching government and lingering anti-south animosity have just been proven. We’ve taken note – and the same result will occur – eventually.
I predict the States down here will turn blood red with Fire-eaters in their Governments, while the Nationals go royal blue. The undervotes will be historic.
Goodbye Rand – you are not your father – and evidently will never be.
 July 6, 2015 at 7:30pm
“… the dirty Yankee invaders;… And it is with these people that our fathers formed a union and a solemn compact. There is indeed a difference between the two peoples. Let no man hug the delusion that there can be renewed association between them. Our enemies are a traditionless and a homeless race; from the time of Cromwell to the present moment they have been disturbers of the peace of the world.”
“Those men who now assail us, who have been associated with us in a common Union, who have inherited a government which they claim to be the best the world ever saw– these men, when left to themselves, have shown that they are incapable of preserving their own personal liberty. They have destroyed the freedom of the press; they have seized upon and imprisoned members of State Legislatures and of municipal councils, who were suspected of sympathy with the South. … These people, when separated from the South and left entirely to themselves, have, in six months, demonstrated their utter incapacity for self-government. And yet these are the people who claim to be your masters. These are the people who have determined to divide out the South among their Yankee troops. ”
Jefferson Davis; address to the Mississippi Legislature, December 26, 1862.
“The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.”
Jefferson Davis, Richmond Va, April 1865
Davis was and is right. We are in that time, facing the same foe.
 July 2, 2015 at 12:05pm
I get these surveys all the time. They do not include the activity I do at work. I farm and do environmental work on the side that has me strolling long stretches of stream mileage. My new, coerced “health screening” also negates “work activity”. Psychological warfare at its most refined.
This just more denigration of rural people, hard working people, God fearing people. Particularly those in the South. Such will never cease as the pollsters will forever skew data to make their metrosexual lifestyle appear superior.
People just need to learn how to game the survey to include their work-related exercise, and also to include days when it's so hot that you sweat standing still. I'm pretty sure that causes weight-loss, so it counts as exercise!
Now when I get one of those surveys I add everything that a person sitting under a desk don't get as extra exercise. I am one active bugger for 60.
July 1, 2015 at 6:35pm
Welcome to Nazi-America! The book burnings will continue!
The Furher and his minions demand it and we shall be a pure Reich to last a 1000 years!
Yeah, that is exactly what we have become. This nation will reap its hypocrisy.
 June 30, 2015 at 10:12am
The declaration of the Cherokee Nation is worth a read. If one is interested in an unbiased opinion of the time, from a party with much to complain rightfully of both sides: