Sunday, June 05, 2005
They had a real good turnout at the memorial service for Missouri's Confederate soldiers. About 400 people attended the ceremony, at which the Confederate flag was flown. Gov. Blunt agreed to let it be flown for one day a year. This is pathetic. I'm opposed to slavery, but the Confederate flag was not a symbol of slavery. It was a symbol of the rights of states to decide their own future, rather than being subject to a federal government which was neglecting their needs. Sure slavery was a part of the old South, but it wasn't the only thing in the South. Those soldiers fought and died for the rights of their states to decide their own destiny. Why can't the flag be flown at the Confederate cemetery? It's not being flown anywhere else in the state.
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