Obama Will Observe Confederate Memorial Tradition

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    Deseret News | Obama will observe Confederate Memorial tradition despite petition

    I wonder if Sebesta would like us to end the glorification of the 4th of July due to the links to slavery? Or if he would also advocate that we not honor any of the Union troops from the Civil War, considering there were five slave states that remained in the Union?
     
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    Bad idea, I think.

    DEspite the fact that I have like ZERO respect for the CSA and anything it stood for, those southerners who died in that terrible war deserve recognition no less than the Union boys do.

    Let's remember, shall we, that boys on BOTH sides were drafted into those wars.
     
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    In addition, they were all Americans.
     
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    and the war wasn't only about slavery. And most of the men who died were not plantation or slave owners and the war helped shape our country.
     
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    Mr Obama must be a racist.
     
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    He's continuing the tradition.

     
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    It's a mixed up South, my friends.

    The Republicans burned it to the ground, and now the great, great grandchildren of those defeated and trashed Southerners vote Republican.

    Go figure.

    And the icing on the cake is that the mountainous areas of the South (mostly North Georgia mountains) were Republican and Union sympathisers, but now they fly the Confederate flags.


    Who says Southerners aren't edumacated? :confused:
     
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    Traditions are Traditions. Why not place a wreath at those who died. It is similar to saying "I don't agree with the vietnam war, so lets not give them a wreath either". It is crazy.
     
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    It's simply an attempt to further vilify the Confederacy and those who fought for them.
     

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