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 Posted: Mon Apr 3rd, 2006 09:34 pm
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Hello Art and welcome to the boards.

You are correct in your statement. I think most people understand that despite the "popular misconception," the traditional term of the "Stars and Bars" historically refers to the National Flag of the Southern Confederacy and not the C.S.A. battle flag. However, our discussion (I think) is in relation to all Confederate banners - which will be referred to throughout as the "Stars and Bars," and/or the "C.S.A. battle flag," as well as the flag of "The Confederate States of America."

The bottom line is that some people refuse to admit that symbology means different things to different people. It all comes down to context (in my opinion). A C.S.A. flag (any Confederate flag) within the context of history or heritage preservation is very different from one that is used in a supremacists rally.

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