Stop The Craziness….

I grew up watching all the same shows as everyone else as a kid, and one of them was the dukes of hazzard.

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I just saw on the news that the show was being pulled, because the car has a confederate flag on it. Are you kidding me?

I married a southern man in 1989, straight out of Louisiana and that flag was a big thing for them living in the south. (He passed away in 1996 and in his belongings passed to my children was a license plate with a confederate flag on it-it is one of my children’s most prized possessions.) Their family never owned a plantation or a slave, the meaning behind the flag was completely different to them from what the media is pushing it to be right now.

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This has put my youngest son, who has a close friend that is a history teacher, in an uproar. The following is my youngest sons Facebook rant on the subject:

{{ If you believe the civil war was purely about slavery, you’re absolutely wrong. The north owned a lot of slaves. So did Lincoln. He is the one that said ‘if I could do this (this meaning going into the war)while freeing no slaves I would, if could do this with freeing all slaves I would’.

If you think this has nothing to do with state rights you’re absolutely wrong. The civil war started over difference of state rights and the south holding 80% of the US production yet a large big brother govt in the north which held 20%. They wanted what Texas wants. No big brother overseeing things they don’t understand that work.

The confederate flag, although not the true flag of the confederacy, is a battle flag of the south. Made famous by the dukes of hazzard. It’s considered a heritage flag as a symbol of southern way of living. Most of which that support have no understanding of the southern lifestyle. }}

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I think that we all should stop the craziness……stop looking for a reason to ban things or take away things from people. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it, don’t look at it, don’t buy it, don’t tell everyone else that they cannot look, touch or buy! We live in the United States of America and we all have the freedom to choose….please be kind and use your freedoms to choose “your own things” in your life, and let everyone be responsible for their own lives as well.

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