I am neither offended nor do I defend the Confederate Flag, but then again I have never been victimized by its biggest supporters: Racist bigots.
I do not understand those who defend it as their heritage?
We are the United States of America, not The Confederate States of America.
This flags heritage has included being flown at KKK rallies, used by neo-nazis and skinheads, and put on a capital building in a certain state as a protest against civil rights.
This is the heritage you want to be proud of?
You want to fly it in your own back yard?
That is one thing and since we live in a free country that is your right…but not on public buildings.
Just as we would not fly a foreign flag on American Government buildings or be okay with the offensive, but legal, Nazi flag flying over public buildings, we should not allow this one to either.
It amazes me that on one hand people will declare (and I agree) that the American Flag is more than just a flag, that it is all so a symbol of our freedom, and then the same people will turn around and say that this flag is only a flag and not a symbol of hate nor a symbol of keeping others oppressed?