Friday, June 19, 2015

Confederacy of American Patriots

To the people who question why a patriot can fly the "Confederate" flag: a true patriot is someone who is willing to stand up and fight for their beliefs, even when those beliefs are at odds with the government and fellow citizens. A patriot believes in the rights of all Americans to question, disagree with, and oppose the government.

In fact, that's why we even have a United States of America. Read the Declaration of Independence. A bunch of people questioned their government, disagreed with how they were being treated, opposed the leadership, and ultimately sought to secede from current rule.

Oh hey, that sounds familiar. The War of Independence and the Civil War are basically the same war with different opponents.

Yes, the "Confederate" flag represents a time when slavery existed and people were terrible humans. However, it also represents a group of Americans who stood up for their beliefs and defended their livelihoods.

That right there is what being a patriotic American is all about.