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A private landowner, with a private memorial to a Confederate General, was "asked" via a request sent to the State of Tennessee, to have their memorial screened from the view of the mob of traffic traveling Interstate 65. It might offend somebody. The horror! The State of Tennessee, in a moment of wisdom, said, not happening.

This notion that the Stainless Banner must be removed from all public venues is ridiculous.  Just so everyone knows, the flag of flap was just one of a handful that hallmarked the Civil War.  The Stars and Bars was a separate flag all together. There was the Bonnie Blue, the Third Confederate Flag, and the Stanhope Watte that included stars for five Indian Nations that joined the Confederacy (it's true, Native Americans were not above pro-Confederate positions). Then, there was Tennessee's own; Naval Jack and its follow-up of the same name, which was pretty much identical to the Stainless Banner, and then the various Tennessee regiments. So which one are the asking be removed (there's a few different flags flying at the memorial)?  Would that be the Stainless Banner that has come to symbolize the heritage of the south, or as a symbol of Tennessee's heritage, or the mob taking issue with Tennessee's second Naval Jack as their flag during the Civil War, or every flag ever flown during the war? Does anyone actually know all the flags?  Has anyone read their Civil War history?  Did anyone do any research in this matter? Does anyone among the maniacal masses (to include some pretty well known talk show hosts) read and educate themselves about anything regarding the "flag of shame?"

So, yeah, another request, aka mob-demand, to get rid of the flag has made a center stage appearance. This time, it was asked that it be hidden from view with a bunch of trees and shrubs. This is a private memorial, on private land. This in and of itself should raise some red flags (no pun intended). The idiot crowd is now going after private property owners. Not that this should come as a surprise as these morons know no limits.

Fortunately, the State of Agriculture and Commerce, not slavery and oppression, has said nope. The monument of notable Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest stays. The Department of Transportation said they don't plant greens to ward off faux-fending someone.

 

h/t: WND

 

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