Five IMPORTANT Facts You Did Not Know About This Flag

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Published on June 20th, 2015 | by Allen West Republic

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Five IMPORTANT Facts You Did Not Know About This Flag

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The confusion caused by the similarity in the flags of the Union and the Confederacy was of great concern to Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard after the first Battle of Manassas. He suggested that the Confederate national flag be changed to something completely different, in order to avoid confusion in battles in the future. However, this idea was rejected by the Confederate government. Beauregard then suggested that there should be two flags. One, the National flag, and the second one being a battle flag, with the battle flag being completely different from the United States flag.

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  1. This is not the National Flag of the Confederacy. It is a battle flag.  Three national flags were tried before the final design was settled on:

  • The first National flag design looked too much like the Union Flag and caused confusion in commanding armies in maneuvers.

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  • The second one looked too much like a surrender flag when there was no breeze and it was hanging limply..

2nd flag

  • A vertical red bar was added to the third and final version of the Confederate national flag.

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  1. The Confederate Battle Flag was never a National Flag of the Confederacy. It was carried into battle by several armies such as the Army Of Northern Virginia and the Army of Tennessee. It was also used as a Naval Jack by the Confederate Navy.

  1.  The Battle Flag was not called the Stars and Bars. It was called the Southern Cross.

  1.  The original Battle Flag design was a square flag and not a rectangle.

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  1.  No Confederate flag was ever flown on a slave ship.  English, Dutch, Portuguese, and the New England States ships were used in the slave trade.

This article was created by Paul Clark and Tanya Grimsley (NOT ALLEN WEST)


It is necessary to disclaim any connection of these flags to neo-nazis, red-necks, skin-heads and the like. These groups have usurped this flag and desecrated it by their acts. They have no moral right to use this flag – it is a flag of honor, designed by the confederacy to distinguish itself from the Union  .

In fact, under attack, it still flies over the South Carolina capitol building. The South denies any relation to these hate groups and denies them the right to use the flags of the confederacy for any purpose. The crimes committed by these groups under the stolen banner of the confederacy only exacerbate the lies which link the secession to slavery interests when, from a Southerner’s view, the cause was to distinguish itself from the Union.

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Huckabee: Confederate flag-waving South Carolina can’t be racist because it has an ‘Indian’ governor

Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni
21 Jun 2015 at 12:55 ET                   

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee - Meet The Press screencap

Appearing on Meet The Press, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee refused to condemn the state of South Carolina for flying the Confederate flag, instead saying the state can’t possibly be racist because they elected an ‘Indian’ governor.

Speaking with host Chuck Todd, the possible Republican presidential nominee continually avoided offering a personal opinion on the flag, failing to answer whether he would ever display one. Instead he turned the questions about flying the flag representing the Confederacy into a defense of the people of South Carolina.

“We’re asking, ‘Is South Carolina a racist state because of the flag on their capital grounds?'” Huckabee said. “Here’s what I can tell you. As a frequent visitor to South Carolina, this is a state that largely white people elected a female governor of Indian descent and the first ever African-American senator from the South.”

Huckabee went on to compare the diversity of South Carolina’s lawmakers to liberal bastions such as New York and Massachusetts, before Todd attempted, once again, to turn the discussion back to the flag.

“Let me just ask you this personally,” Todd queried. “Are you comfortable displaying the Confederate battle flag in public?”

“I don’t personally display it anywhere, so it’s not an issue for me,” Huckabee replied. “And so that’s an issue for the people of South Carolina. Do you display it? I doubt it. Does anyone on your panel display it? I doubt it. For us it’s not an issue.”

Huckabee added that he didn’t believe candidates for the presidency should concern themselves with the matter.

Failing to get an answer, Todd moved on.

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Hey pretty soon I am going to turn mine upside down, "so what difference does it make"!!!!!!

Wake Up America, these political fools are damaging our Country almost beyond repair and they are worried about a Confederate flag makes me sick!!!!

Get real here these fools are stealing your Country and you worry about this crap???

Pretty soon we may all be flying the Mexican Flag they way things are going, or the United Nations Flag, but sure as heck not our own....Fire them all Raise your Flag and Wake Up America!!!!

They always sneak climate change into everything have you all noticed this fact????

If a lie is told often enough, it will be believed by the minions and kool-aid drinkers.

Would be nice if news media and others would read this but a good chance. They like to push false narrative

They are doing all they can to rewrite actual history by lies and ignorant tales.

Yes they are.  They want to wipe our history off the books.  Kind of reminds me of the old movie, the Time Machine.

Thanks for the 'right info'

Only the ignorant would in anyway attribute the flag as the contributor to existing race relations.  However, we are hearing that very noise coming from the left and even from some of the right, Romney as an example. How can we ever resolve the problems with blacks if we continue to tackle the problem with this mindset. 

I've always known that the 'Stars and Bars' was nothing then a Confederate Battle flag. If those moronic fools want to see a flag that represents racist or intolerance just look at the piece of garbage used by ISIS.

If those idiots took the time to do a little research they would find that there was quite a few blacks that fought for the Confederate States of America. They were fighting for their beloved South.

The following was the true flag of the CSA.

  • A vertical red bar was added to the third and final version of the Confederate national flag.

3rd flag

It is very easy for those that are not born in the South to want to  remove the Confederate flag.  But for those of us that were born in the South, and have ancestors that fought and died.  To remove the flag is like removing the memory of those ancestors.  My ancestor enlisted in a Georgia unit, March 2, 1862 and surrendered at Appromattox, April 9, 1865.  He was 44, had a wife and two children.  He did not fight for slavery, or states rights.  He had no slaves, he was a farmer, and went to fight to protect his family and property.

Gene, I don't know if I had any family that fought for the CSA but if I had I would be just as proud and the way I see it there were a lot of men, both black, white and brown, that fought for those that they loved.

May the Great Spirit watch over you and yours and guide yours and their steps for all eternity.

US Combat Veteran: Vietnam, '68-'69; Door gunner, 228th Avn. Bn. (ASH), 1st Cav. Div. (AM) and former Armored Cavalry Scout (19D30) and damned proud to have served and would do it again if this wonderful country and its people ever needed me because my oath of enlistment does not have an expiration date. (However, not under BHO and his Socialist Regime.) Enlisted into the Army Dec. 20, '63 and retired from the Id. Air National Guard Apr. 1, '92 as an E-6.

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Gene, I wasn't born in the south, I was born in ILL.  I never had anything against the south.  I now live in Arizona.  Am pretty happy here.

Gene, thank you for sharing how your family was dedicated to his family. Unfortunately, the left is lying and changing history that many have lived into outright lies, allusions. Moreover, they are intolerant of those who know and speak the truth. It must be their way and only their way. May God bless you and your family, Gene. We had been a stronger nation because of the sacrifices made. Now, the libs take everything for granted and refuse to serve as your ancestors had. 

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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