It is the responsibility of every citizen in America to question authority, our government and its written and oral history, scrutinizing anything which has even a hint of uncertainty about it. All things true and just will stand up to the test of scrutiny each and every time. When it comes to the use of the Confederate Flag in the 21st century, only a full and complete scrutiny of the facts can determine the answer to this question. But to me the answer is clear, after close analysis and scrutiny, I personally feel that it should not be used or idolized in any form or fashion, but that is for you to decide, once you know all the facts. One thing I do know for certain, I will continue to admire, respect, and fly the American Flag high while appreciating its complexity and beauty all the
On Friday morning, July 10, 2015, the Confederate battle flag which was home to South Carolina 's Capitol grounds was cast down after 54 years. The flag was taken to South Carolina 's Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. To many the flag was a banner of racial subjugation, and withheld a deeply painful meaning. The Confederate battle flag was designed to stick out, but it was never intended to be the political flag of the confederate states, although it was integrated into it over the course of the civil war. Today the battle flag consists of a blue St. Andrew 's cross with white stars on a red flag which was designed by politician William Porcher Miles, however it wasn 't always this way.
The issue of the confederate flag has been an important cultural discussion point for some years now, but has recently taken on even greater importance in light of recent hate crimes in South Carolina, as well as rampant police brutality and shootings across the country. Much of the discussion has been an argument between the two schools of thought being that either the flag is a symbol of cultural heritage and nothing more, and the other being that it is a symbol of systematic and violent racism that has no right being in a place of honor and reverence in today’s society. In a way both schools are correct. The Confederate flag is a symbol of southern cultural history; it also happens that that history is a history of systematic and violent racism, starting from the flag’s creation and on to its popular resurgence in the south at the time of desegregation and the civil-rights movement.
Confederate Flag Debate Holds Up Congress Even almost a month later, the removal of a Confederate battle flag from outside a South Carolina Statehouse seems to still be causing trouble in the American Government. After two weeks of arguments between both House parties, the House Republicans finally called for a solution between the two opposing sides, unexpectedly freezing most productivity in the House, yet it still seems that nothing has been resolved. House Democrats used this pause in government to pass amendments to an appropriation bill that then banned the Confederate battle flag from all federal cemeteries, as well as banning them from being sold at all gift shops and concession stands; all this without a debate or a formal “roll-call”
As can be seen taking down the Confederate flag will not solve racism. Undoubtedly, the problem is not the Confederate flag, but by removing the Confederate flag to mark the massacre of Charleston may have offered a solution and how to fix the hatred, racism and separation between races. If the flag was vetoed that could not afford or encourage the traces of pain and injustice of centuries. If achieved, it would be amazing.
The confederate flag was a sign of the confederate states and the fallen tributes in the war. The flag never ceased being the flag of the Confederate soldier and still today commands wide respect as a memorial to the Confederate soldier. African-American newspapers decried the flag’s popularity
The controversy issues over the confederate flag has arose quickly in the last couple of years. In this picture there is an African American clinching the Confederate Flag. Over many years the question still remains the same. Does the so called, “Confederate Flag” stand for southern pride? Or, does it stand for segregation and racism as this picture seems portrays?
Is the existence of confederate flag in the campus influence how people think and act? The correct answer is no. The confederate flag has nothing to do with the neither mental capacity nor thought process of individuals. Its existence in the campus is never a distraction to any learning process. The confederate flag is not the minimum measure used by the University to determine, who enrolls and does not enroll.
The Confederate flag on longer means racism The confederate battle flag is a proud relic among the southern states that has been handed down from generation to generation from is once heroic and brave ancestors that fought so valiantly for their confederate colors. Many of the southern states have taken the confederate colors and given them a self-proclaimed heritage to their states; even some of the state flags have confederate qualities in the design. The colors remind us of the stubborn legacies that still seem to matter in what we call our contemporary south. As the southerners wave their proud colors, their “proud colors” seem to make their way under the controversial Americans’ skin.
27 Sept. 2015. This article discusses how the Confederate flag is connected to the shootings in Charleston. It describes that the reporters were all over the story and the news of the shootings were traveling fast and the fact that he had the Confederate flag on him made people feel even more disturbed. They said that some believe that the shootings in South Carolina had everything to do with the Confederate flag because the shooter wanted to start another civil war and some could say the flag gave him the mindset to do it along with other factors.
Kenzie Mason Hooks English 9 26 January 2017 Star Spangled Banter When the American flag is distressed and unfit for formal display, it is appropriate to dispose of it in a manner of stateliness as said in the United States Flag Code. The most frequent and fitting method to doing away with the flag is burning it. This simple statement is very broad and is easily misinterpreted. The first amendment of the United States Constitution protects this traditional way of expressing respect to the Star Spangled Banner.
In Atlanta Ga, Charlottesville Nc, and in every other formerly Confederate State in the U.S. there has been controversial debates on whether or not the current standing Confederate statues should be removed from public areas. Many people claim that a modern society should not honor the racist soldiers who fought for slavery. Others believe that preserving historical accuracy is essential to learning from the mistakes of the past. The opinions of thousands of citizens clash with one another over the debate between offense and information. I believe that it is most beneficial for the majority of people if the current Confederate monuments remain where they are.