I hear peoples opinions and read on the internet of the people who are so quick to judge and assume that they know what they are talking about when it comes to the rebel flag, when infact most people are close-minded. I am not going to sit here and say that most of the confederates back in the civil war did not want to keep slaves when infact most of them did, but the war was mostly over government and money, yes we did have alot of slaves that signed up to fight on our side and they gave their lives just as much as the whites did. I really hate prejudice people. To me the Flag represents alot of things and slavery is NOT one of them. I am very proud to wave my flag and I am also proud to say that I have 2 beautiful mixed children from a black man, does that mean that I have no right to wave it? I was born on July 4th, 1976 and I can remember being told time and time again that my birthday was very important and to see the flag wave was a beautiful site. To me the rebel flag reminds me of where our nation has been and what we have done. I never hear people saying anything about the north it is always about the south. I love being from the south and I carry my head high with pride and honor knowing that I am southern. I don't feel that anyone has the right to judge anyone no matter where they are from and who they are, apparently Lincoln thought we were good enough to be one instead of two so he made it be, so I guess to some he was wrong, but to me he is one of my heros and I love him for what he did. He was a brave man who had heart and wisdom, he saw things in a way that most presidents would not have. Lincoln was a very Godly man and had alot to carry on his shoulders as a leader but I am sure that he would of been proud to die for the reasons he did, just not the way he did meaning in the back of the head!
Some black people are so quick to judge when they see the rebel flag "Oh look at the redneck waving his flag in his truck I bet he is in the KKK" but they fail to remember it is our right to be proud of our flag just like they are when we see a Jamicain, African or even a Spanish flag but a true southern person will not judge or be judged. Charlie Pride was a black country singer and he was good at what he did, so apprently as southerner's we weren't against slavery that much because if we were he would not of made it to the Grand Ol' Opry!