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    Of late, I’ve seen a lot of controversy over this flag.

    

    The Civil War, War of Northern Aggression, or War Between the States was not fought over slavery. This is a myth the victors have created so society thinks they’re the good guys.

    Let’s look at some quotes from the time period:

    “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.”

    “I will say, then, that I am not, nor have I ever been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races." 

    In 1861 Lincoln was asked "why not let the South go in peace?" He replied by saying "I can't let them go. Who would pay for the government?" 

    

    If you look at the generals in the war, you will see that there were Northern generals who supported slavery and Southern generals who opposed it. Not exactly what you’d expect if slavery was the main issue, which is because the main issue was state’s rights and the heavy tariffs the South was forced to pay. 

    In a way, the war was about slavery. The Federal government didn’t want their slaves, also known as taxpayers, to leave the Union. They got their way. We are all slaves to the Federal Government.

    

    Some argue that the Confederate Flag’s been flown by racists and that makes it bad, but the same can be said about the American Flag. 

    

     Though the Confederate flag does have a few negative attributes associated with it I would fly it long before I’d fly the American flag. The Confederate flags (There are multiple flags) may have been flown while slavery was allowed, but the American flag has flown over the same thing. Worse, the American flag has flown while over 58 million babies have been aborted in the US alone, and that’s just the people murdered by abortion. I’m not even counting the millions killed in needless wars the United States instigated.

    

    In my view, the Confederate Flag is a symbol of rebellion. The US flag is a symbol of the US, and that includes all the horrors done by the government flying that flag.



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I'm a twenty-something Montana country girl. I'm an aspiring Christian artist and writer.
I have more experience drawing animals than humans.
Almost every picture I draw has a story behind it and pretty much every creature I draw is one of my characters.
I normally don't thank people for favorites but I try to give a person llamas for faves.
Even though I draw quite a few wolves, and other predators, I come from a family who hunts both for food and to protect our livestock. I strongly support hunting animals, even wolves, to control the population and reduce livestock predation.
Right to Life by Rebel-RiderStamp-I'd Rather Be Hated by Jazzy-C-OaksJesus is my savior stamp by nekooYuui-cHanProud Omnivore by DancerwindWolf Hunting by alaska-is-a-huskyClone Trooper- New Red Shirt by NatefanA98I Still Love Redwall by RuluuPostageDuck Dynasty Stamp by Never-UnsureMy Views by Starlow-FTWIt IS A Sin - Stamp by Starrceline
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