People can tell me over and over ” Your a racist! The Rebel Flag is a symbol of racism.” Well if you wanna go into the history of “Racism”, What was the first flag Symbolic to others as a sign of racism? the flag first made in 1776, Which ( after several changes over the years in history) is now the american flag we all know. 1861- First Rebel Flag was made. I love america and will fight for my country, But let me show my love and respect for its Heritage. No matter which flag it may be. REBLOG : If you agree. If you disagree, please inbox me to tell me your reasoning. ( will not argue with you, just wanna hear your point of view)
“The prevailing ideas entertained by him [Jefferson] and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution, were that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, and politically. It was an evil they knew not well how to deal with, but the general opinion of the men of that day was that, somehow or other in the order of Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. This idea, though not incorporated in the constitution, was the prevailing idea at that time. The constitution, it is true, secured every essential guarantee to the institution while it should last, and hence no argument can be justly urged against the constitutional guarantees thus secured, because of the common sentiment of the day. Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the government built upon it fell when the “storm came and the wind blew.”
“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 Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America
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