By: Steve Dellar | 01-29-2018 | News
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Third ‘Stainless Banner’ Raised Along North Carolina Interstate

In a move clearly aimed at stirring emotions, the group calling themselves Sons of Confederate Veterans have raised a third giant Confederate battle flag, also known as the Stainless Banner, along the North Carolina interstate highway.

“Our single purpose in anything we do, including raising these flags, is to honor our Confederate ancestors. It’s our sworn duty and our sole motivation," said Mr Kevin Stone, Commander of the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SonsOfConfederateVeterans</a> group has made it a project to put <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Confederate</a> flags along I-40 across North Carolina. <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Spectrum News RDU (@SpecNewsRDU) <a href="">January 24, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The group explains it wants one confederate flag planted along the interstate in every county of North Carolina, in each of the 17 counties that I-40 runs through in its nearly 425-mile road, as a reaction to Confederate memorials being removed in other places in the South.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">3rd <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Confederate</a> flag rises along North Carolina interstates <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NCPOL</a> <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Mark (@_therealmark_) <a href="">January 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Spokesman for the group, Mr Smitty Smith, of Burke County, said: "We'll put up a flag for every monument taken down."

"It's our history; it's our heritage. The flag is blowing because of the breath of the Confederate dead."

The move came as the group felt furious over the removal of Southern general Nathan Bedford Forrest which used to stand in Memphis, Tennessee.


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Anonymous No. 17054 2018-01-29 : 14:58

It used to be that the southern states could recognize their American ancestors that fought and died for something they felt strongly about and no one said shit. Now we have a bunch of libs from all over the US that will "protest" said flags and monuments just to give themselves some sort of validation while they virtue signal.

Anonymous No. 17059 2018-01-29 : 15:43

See no problem with Sons or Daughters for CSA.

They don't preach hate, disrespect or Racism.

For those that still hold to the lie that the Civil War was over slavery Google the Ghost Amendment aka the Corwin amendment.

The Corwin Amendment is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would shield "domestic institutions" of the states (which in 1861 included slavery) from the constitutional amendment process and from abolition or interference by Congress. YES It was passed by the 36th Congress on March 2, 1861, and submitted to the state legislatures for ratification. It was written and sponsored by 2 Northerners to boot. Senator William H. Seward of New York and Senate and

House of Representative Thomas Corwin of Ohio

Heck even President and the incoming President Lincoln are on record as approving it.

NOTE: With NO expiration date, is still awaiting ratification by the states.

So riddle yourself this?

If the war was as the North claims about slavery, which it was not. Then why would the South have still have formed the CSA, given the Corwin was being approved ?

Face it the war was about $$$$, Federal taxes, cotton and food for the North and materials for its mills and etc.

Also …..Why did President Lincoln wait over a year to declare the slaves free ONLY in the certain states and NOT ALL States? An allowed several Northern War states to keep their slaves up to an after the war?

Don't get me wrong Slavery is inhumane and should not be ever allowed. But the facts are the Civil War was over the 10th amendment and the Federal abuse of State Rights and over taxing the South vs the North.

Anonymous No. 17081 2018-01-29 : 23:09

We need more Union monuments for the men who fought to keep our country intact.

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