Enough, already. You can argue all you want about whether the Civil War was about slavery, Northern aggression, cultural differences, economic imperialism, blahblahblahbittyBLAHblah; but the war itself was the act of traitors to the United States of America. Period. Read the Constitution if you don’t believe it.

And the stars and bars are the flag of the army that fought in favor of treason, sedition, and other crimes against the Constitution. Regardless of your political feelings, that is what the flag stood for. It was not a flag that extolled the virtues of biscuits and gravy, gumbo or other truly excellent bits of Southern culture: it was the flag carried by those who wanted to burn, murder and rape in the service of their mission to overthrow a legitimately elected government.

So, if you consider yourself an “American Patriot”, just WTF are you doing, displaying the Stars and Bars?

Mr. Blunt and Cranky