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The Confederate Flag

I regard flags mostly as items of worship, items that inspire mindless loyalty and disobedience to the laws of nature and of nature's God in the name of "patriotism."

My heart cries for the victims of murderous racist violence in Charleston, and for all victims of racism everywhere.  The young man who perpetrated this evil is in my opinion clearly insane.  His writings contain no hint of rationality.

As for the flag that has caused many so much pain and has been used as a symbol of things good and bad by so many people, the real question is not the past, but the future.  If today a state desires to secede (certainly for some reason besides slavery), should it be forcibly held or released?  And if a county or a city or a household desire to secede from their state, should force be used?


phantomfive said...

If your household secedes from the country, what are you going to do, issue passports? how are you going to get permission to go to the downtown grocery store? Who will you pay taxes to?

David said...

I assume the grocery store would be happy for me to come to their store, so I don't see that being a problem. And I'm sure there would be lots of people offering me services I can pay for, so no need for taxes.