…and freedom of speech has continued to become infringed upon to all by the negative actions of a few (or just one). Political correctness liberals have evolved into a new beast — taking heart to the Wile E. Coyote standards of creating names (i.e. “Carnivorous vulgaris instead of its real name of Canis latrans)… “Extremus Querela”. These extreme whiners have emboldened a new sense of entitlement that “if I’m offended” everyone else needs to change… “now” As seen by legislature being pushed by South Carolina for the removal its historic Confederate Flag, to Walmart pulling merchandise with the Confederate Flag on it… I’m just glad Dukes of Hazard isn’t on TV anymore, as I would have hated that show to be canceled since the “General Lee” has the confederate flag on its top.
Abolishing slavery was not the reason the North and South fought in the civil war; the reason was the south disagreeing with laws being passed in the federal government (just happened to be about slavery — although these laws were focused on the new territories, not the southern states). While slavery was the issue at hand (for the territories), the war was fought (by the north) to keep the south in the union, while the south fought for independence.
From the southerners’ perspective, the confederate states “legally” seceded (passing state ordinances) to continue doing what they wanted, creating a new country (with its own flag), the Confederate States of America. Interestingly enough, while the war started in 1865, it wasn’t until 1868 that the North (US Supreme Court) ruled that the secession was illegal.
But what… if a state doesn’t want to abide by what the federal government imposes… does this mean the federal government can invade states to force them to abide what the federal government wants…? For example… some states have now legalized marijuana and (gay) marriages. Will the federal government invade these states that have legalized marijuana, and don’t allow these marriages? (or go to war for pro-marijuana, or anti-marriages for LGBTs….? ..etc, etc)
The seceded states created a provisional constitution, capital, and had begun seizing most of the Union’s federal assets located in the south. However, the Union still had fortified armies (Ft Sumter being one of them) and refused to hand it and other’s over. Ft Sumter being right next to Charleston. With tensions high the war kicked off with a shot from the south, and having been outnumbered around two to one… was only a matter of time before they lost.
Is it right to ban displaying a part of history to appease a few? Some people still have the U.S.S.R. flag, to remember the days of the cold war. How does a historic flag flying, in a state capital, get attributed to one person who committed an atrocity? If this is the case… if a terrorist or extremist, who happens to be islamic, commits a hate-crime (say killing Christians because they’re not Muslim)… will Walmart ban islamic items as well?
Just something to think about.
Note: I’m not for slavery, just thought I’d mention this war wasn’t about slavery.. it was fought by the north to bring the south back into the union. Cheers 😉