Yes, it should be removed
No, it should not be removed
its a divisive symbol slavery and racism... it has no place being displayed on public property. its an artifact of the past, and only used in contemporary context to protest integration and civil rights for blacks.
The flag is recognized as the banner of the Confederacy and it is no coincidence that it was a symbol of adoration in the portion of America where racial justice and equality progressed slower than anywhere else. The best argument for the Confederate flag staying where it is, is that it isn't really the Confederate flag. The groups of people coming forward to say the flag is not a racist symbol were far smaller when the KKK was marching around waving it in the air. If you truly believe the Confederate flag stands for something else that's great. Live those ideals while you're wearing a Confederate flag t-shirt. Maybe someday you can help people to think something else when they see the symbol. That's why I wear a Swastika hat whenever I donate blood. But in the meantime neither of those symbols belong in courthouses.
It is a bit inappropriate for government buildings to have a flag that was used by a group who wanted to succeed from that same government.
The Confederate Flag is a symbol of racial oppression and hatred and should not be looked at as a symbol of "southern pride"
It's a symbol of war, division, and destruction. Imagine the Nazi flag being flown on government buildings - it stands for pretty much the same thing. It's a rebellious flag that broke away from what America we have today. Take it down!
From government buildings, yes. From other places, no.
Why is this even a question.
Yes, it's a symbol of a slave owning country.
No matter what the flag represents (and yes, it actually represents hate) the Confederate States of America lost the Civil War. The flag represents treason to the U.S., and therefor simply should not be displayed on government grounds (other than museums). In short: The CSA lost the war. Why display the loser's flag?
Well if you tink about it, usa had slaves too so lets remove that.
Its a battle flag and symbol for separating from the union. It's historic. It's a reminder of the power of the people to try and be free from a government they don't want anything to do with. It's also a sign of oppression now as those states were not able to escape.
It's a piece of history. The Confederates simply wanted to be left alone, and they wanted the Union to mind their own business. It's a battle flag.
as freedombeforeoppression said
I am against the idea of the Confederate flag but I understand it is a form of free speech. If the people within the local area wish to raise the flag then we as outsiders have no right to judge there belief.
The Confederate flag is part of American history. We're treading on thin ice when we start trying to ban everything that people find offensive.
When people say Confederate Flag mean use the picture that was used in this poll they really mean the Confederate Battle Flag.