Stars and Bars
J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Mon, 2 Sep 1996 09:11:32 -0500
Roger Phillips <roger@PHILLIPS.IDISCOVER.CO.UK> wrote:
Subject: Confederate Flag
>My son and I were watching Gettysburg on the video this weekend.
>We got to wondering what status, if any, the Stars and Bars has in the
Briefly it has no official status except as all or part of some Southern
state flags. Unofficially it is regarded by many as a mark of pride in being
a Southerner; by many others it is regarded as a link to the politics of the
past. Unfortunately, Roger, the subject can turn into a heated discussion.
I was raised in the South (MS) and educated in the South (Bama) and I
couldn't be prouder or have more self-esteem. That doesn't mean that I agree
with everything that was done in the past - a time over which I exerted
absolutely no control. My failures can not be blamed on those times and my
successes can not be attributed to them - I am what I am. I am an American
first and a Southerner second - I plan for both to be obvious as long as I live.
Proud Northerners don't normally make as big an issue as Southerners over
sectionalism. But, be assured, differences exist. Any itemization of those
differences could only lead to heated discussions which I hope we avoid on
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