Argumentative Essay On Heritage Or Hate

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Heritage Or Hate? Today there is a big controversy over whether people should take the confederate flag down or keep it up since people aren't sure if the confederate flag stands as a symbol of hate or just heritage. There are very good and reasonable points to both sides whether you believe it is representing hate or representing heritage. Me, well I'm kinda in the middle but after reading peoples arguments I had to pick the side of hate and to just take the flag down. Now I'm not saying that everyone who has the flag up is trying to represent in hate for people who are colored by flying the flag but that doesn't mean there are some people who do though. And is it really going to matter that much if its down I mean by keeping…show more content…
The flag represents hate even if you don't like that. And yes some of the Nazis of long ago said that until the day they died..... that the symbol represented a way of life and not hatred.... tell that to all the Jews, gypsies, and prostitutes who were killed. If you still don't agree that we should just take down the flag then the actual the maker, William Thompson, of the "Stainless Banner" (the Confederate flag, set on white) and created in 1863 is quoted as saying: "As a national emblem, it is significant of our higher cause, the cause of a superior race, and a higher civilization contending against ignorance, infidelity, and barbarism. Another merit in the new flag is, that it bears no resemblance to the now infamous banner of the Yankee vandals." The confederate flag is symbolic of discrimination and hate. I'm going to leave you with a few words from Tucson Weekly "Those who would continue to support the public display of the confederate flag really have two questions to ask themselves. One: Does it make any sense to deny that hate groups have stolen the symbol and made it their own? Or should flag supporters continue the battle to wrest the flag away from hate groups—and in doing so, risk

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