Thoughts on the Confederate Flag

The debate over the rebel flag is a comical one. A war fought a little over 150 years ago should have been over 150 years ago – along with its losers' flag. It should have been stripped from every flag pole and burned in every town square. Ironically, it flies proudly to this day as an affront to its conquer; us.

Southern pride is southern sin. If you disagree, you are out of sync with history. The South seceded to defend liberty. There were two definitions of the word at the time, some used the word to mean that each man could do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor. And others used the word liberty meaning for some men to do as they pleased with other men, and the product of their labor. The South chose to defend the definition of the latter.

With so many confused or wishing to confuse this well documented history, it is our duty to set the record straight using the Confederacy's own framers words to condemn their deeds.
"Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth..." – Alexander H. Stephens
It is incredible how lies are surrounded with the word "truth" in denial of its fallacy. And what is worse is these fallacies are often defended by invoking God.
"Right or wrong. God judge me, not man. For be my motive good or bad, of one thing I am sure, the lasting condemnation of the North. I love peace more than life. Have loved the Union beyond expression. For four years have I waited, hoped and prayed for the dark clouds to break, and for a restoration of our former sunshine. To wait longer would be a crime. All hope for peace is dead. My prayers have proved as idle as my hopes. God's will be done. I go to see and share the bitter end…. I have ever held the South were right. The very nomination of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, four years ago, spoke plainly, war—war upon Southern rights and institutions…. This country was formed for the white, not for the black man. And looking upon African Slavery from the same stand-point held by the noble framers of our constitution. I for one, have ever considered if one of the greatest blessings (both for themselves and us,) that God has ever bestowed upon a favored nation. Witness heretofore our wealth and power; witness their elevation and enlightenment above their race elsewhere. I have lived among it most of my life, and have seen less harsh treatment from master to man than I have beheld in the North from father to son. Yet, Heaven knows, no one would be willing to do more for the negro race than I, could I but see a way to still better their condition." – John W. Booth
Still worse, many modern churches rooted their doctrine in the defense of this peculiar institution.
“The Methodists in 1844 declared, “We regard the officious, and unwarranted interference of the Northern portion of the Church with the subject of slavery alone, a sufficient cause for a division of our Church.” When the national Baptist Church Board refused to accept slaveholders in the missionary field, southern members withdrew from this, the largest denomination, and in 1845 formed their own Southern Baptist Convention.” Excerpt From: Orville Vernon Burton. “The Age of Lincoln.” iBooks.
If these words are not enough to influence those in defense of the rebel flag to recant, then it is safe to assume that these individuals adhere to these same wicked principles of the darkest age in world history.