A Symbol of Pride

In recent years, there has been a lot of bad press given to the Confederate flag.  Unfortunately, because of the institution of slavery that existed in the south, many people have come to view the Confederate flag as a symbol of hatred and bigotry.  For most of us who are from the south, however, this could not be further from the truth.  In fact, to most southerners, including many black southerners, the rebel flag is actually a symbol of the pride, tradition, and heritage of the south.  That is why I proudly have rebel flag stickers on the bumper of my car, and I am always quick to explain to people that this is a symbol of pride and heritage and not a symbol of hatred.  In fact, I know many people in the south who agree with me on this completely, and that is why I proudly have the stickers on my car.

I definitely urge all proud southerners to show their pride by placing such stickers on their car or even hanging a rebel flag on their front porch.  Doing something like this will show unity in the south, and it really is about the love of Dixie and not about the hatred of any human being at all.  We can all agree that the south has an excellent heritage and tradition, and that is why it is so important that we not lose our symbol that we have all grown to love so much.

Traditions are very important to many of us, and that is why it is also very important to protect our traditions by showing off their symbols whenever we can.  We must continue to take pride in where we are from, even if we do condemn some of the actions in history.