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Rep. Joe Wilson said "the Confederate heritage is very honorable" during SC flag dispute

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Rep. Joe Wilson is getting his 15 minutes of national fame after bellowing "you lie!" during President Obama's health care address last night. But Wilson earned notoriety in his home state of South Carolina in the late 1990s when, as a state legislator, he was one of the staunchest defenders of flying the Confederate battle flag over the state capitol.

As Firedoglake reported earlier today, citing the blog Inside Charm City, state Sen. Joe Wilson was one of only seven members of the South Carolina Senate to vote to keep the Confederate battle flag flying over the state house in 2000. In April 2000, the Senate voted 36-7 to bring down the flag.

But then-Sen. Wilson did more than vote to keep it: he went so far as to appear to defend the Confederacy, declaring that "the Confederate heritage is very honorable." Here's the full quote from a BBC News report:

But local lawmakers, like Republican senator Joe Wilson say it is all about pride and history, and nothing to do with racism and hate. He finds comparisons with Nazis odious.

"That's offensive to me that they would take my heritage and make it into a Holocaust era type description. I find that very offensive, and it's not true," Senator Wilson said. "The Southern heritage, the Confederate heritage is very honourable."

The decision to fly the Confederate battle flag was made by an all-white legislature in 1962 as the civil rights movement was picking up steam. The bill passed in 2000 didn't even remove the flag entirely - it called for a different version of flag to be flown in front of the state house instead of on top of it.

The continued presence of a Confederate flag at the state house has caused the controversy to continue. In July 2009, the Atlantic Coast Conference - after discussions with the NAACP - decided to move three future college baseball tournaments out of South Carolina.

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I am poor and disabled. I got no insurance and not much hope. all this & I live in texas. must of pisssed somebody off somewhere. a local elected official told me the world would end all cuz obama was elected. they ain't gonna be happy til our president is dead. it's hate feedin' on hate. it's all they seem to know as far as Dem's and especially where our president is concerned. I am going to give a little money to joe wilson's opponent. Best way to deal with trash like this is to throw it out.

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Thanks for posting this. Seems like this guy has always spoken truth to power.

Ron: Thanks for your suggestion -- I just sent some money to Mr Wilson's campaign.

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I will join ron and send lots of money to wilson opponent

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Joe Wilson should be censured, but many Democrats seem gutless, so led by the equally gutless Nancy Pelosi, they winnow and whine and do NOTHING!

I say no Confederate Flag flying on any public land or buildings. It is much like a reverse Passover Symbol. Flying that flag on a public property is as great an insult to Black Americans as flying the Nazi Flag is to Jewish Americans.

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Eventually all this Hate mongering will force the President's hand to "enforce"Civi rights...Down with a nation divided, and down with the confederate flag.We are one nation under one flag.......

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Jsmith: I sincerely doubt that you sent Mr. Wilson any money, since A) as a republican mouth-breather, you have any extra cash to spend that isn't already earmarked for ammo and booze; and B) Mr. Wilson's entire website is down, and there is no other way to send him any money. Thanks for playing anyways.

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Please keep standing for truth and do not back down the President did lie and He needs to know we are not dumb but see the truth

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For anonymous:

I just sent Congressman Wilson money also... he has more than one website for that function... Here it is you can send him some also, https://www.completecampaigns.com/public.asp?name=Wilson&page=2..

Oh, and thank you, ignorant democrat for playing...

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Ron!
If you are disabled you should have disability benifits.

*that is if you ever worked a day in your life*

If you are disabled you should have Medicare benifits..

*That is if you ever worked a day in your life*

You are disabled and have no insurance, stop paying for cable and internet so you can buy insurance and help yourself...

Also, this isn't the first time our president was "disgraced" in a State of the Union address or a Joint Sessions address...

Look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBxmEGG71PM

Oh but wait.. it was the first time the "black" president was racially yelled at.. Stop throwing the race card around like you have all 52 still in your hand, we have a "black/muslim" president isn't that enough? DANG!

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Joe Wilson,

What a horrible example you set as an American for one and second for a human being, the one in Congress, that is supposed to represent the people of the United States. If it had been Former Pres. Bush, or Former Pres. Clinton, would you have had the loud outburst as you did? Or shall we speculate that you did it as a part of a deep seeded rescentment towards the first black president or just a black man in general?! I hope you enjoyed your time in congress because I'm sure your days are numbered due to your swift and smart actions. Thank you for relieving yourself of your civic duty to the US people.

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Rep. Wilson is one of those people today who think they are "conservative" and are not and who think they are "rebels" and are not. Most of use who had family that fought and died for the southern cause have moved on and tried to renew the South. I have discovered that those who cry the loudest about the confederate flag did not have family that served in the confederacy.
Mussolini once said that fascism is nothing more than corporate government. I think we should watch and listen really close to what both parties have to say, because the danger to our Constitutional Republic don't come just from socialism, but from fascism too.
Anyone who knows anything about history should know the "stars and bars" were not the official flag of the confederacy. It was the Bonnie Blue Flag.
This country is overrun with narcissists.

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Funny people can't see that Joe Wilson is a pawn for the pharmacutical companies. Joe has to be a closet KKK member or is just plain ignorant. Adolph Hitler rose to power thanks to his propaganda machine that promoted mis-information, scared old people, and spread hate, just like my former party, the republican party is doing. Way to go Joe---you're just a good ole boy looking to line your pockets. God Bless America!

P.S. This country was born of a lot of honorable concepts. One was freedom of religion. Obama is not a muslim, but if he were, is that not one of our God-given rights?

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Joe Wilson is great american . He spoke the absolute truth, unfortunately it occurred at the wrong time and place. This is a very emotional subject to hard working americans that take care of their family and don't expect the govt to provide for them. I will be sending money to joe wilson to express my gratitude and support. I wish that the senators from my home state of florida had the backbone that joe wilson has.

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Maybe you all should send him canes like s.c. did for Preston Brooks following that cowards beating Charles Sumner.

Billy

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Repub4W: checkout amount of disability: well under poverty level, wait is 24+5 mos.to receive it...but, gee, what makes you think Mr King has cable? might be dialup, like me. What makes you think his disability has or has not been life long? What makes you think he doesn't work? You try living on minimum wage (after taxes) and see if you are not 1 of the working poor...and you price insurance for one with a disability. It is often $3000 or more/mo...with lots of exclusions, deductables and co-pays. Remember this when the banks go bust, real estate is de-valued and you are even older. Hope you have a skill you can barter, or know how to garden.

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I proudly fly the Confederate Battle flag at my home. I am proud of my Confederate and Southern heritage(this has nothing to do with racism). The North wrote the history books after the war and people have been taught this history over generations. Obviously, their are not a whole lot of historians on this site according to the comments. If we want to speak of racism I could easily ask why there is Black History Month,BET TV,Black Congressional Caucus,Ebony magazine,a Afro-American book section at Barnes and Nobles, NAACP, etc. and noting of the kind for the White people of this country(could this be called racism)? I don't know about the "lie" comment. It would seem that there are a million more things to concern ourselves about.

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ahhh sweeet intelligence. gentle dialectics. the provenance of dixie.

not.

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I'm sending money to Joe Wilson

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Senator Wilson:

I applaud your comment in regards to the Obama health care plan. Do not appologize, and confirm a lie, it is time to speak the truth. Thank you for representing the people.

Sincerely,

William Robert Ries
7021 S. Rainbow Point
Homosassaa, Florida 34446
phone: 352-206-5723

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Thanks for a very interesting article on Representative Joe Wilson - a great American hero.

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Unfortunately, the people of SC will forgive Joe Wilson and, prepare yourself, probably re-elect him. The defend and protect their own. They don't care how much disgrace they cause the state or its people. Joe Wilson's two words said volumes about himself. Just as Mark Sanford's arrogance says alot about himself. Sanford rather be an ineffective Governor who is a laughing stock and brunt of jokes then to do the right thing for the state. Yes, he is forgiven, but even sin has consequences.

Sadly,
a South Carolinian, Republican

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Obama accepted Joe Wilson's apology. Now I hope the rest of us can work together, so America can be the healthiest country in the world.

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Joe wilson should be charged with treason, Bush lied to the american public for 8 years and no one called him a lier on national TV. It is apauling that he can do this as a goverment employee and not be tared and feathered. I will send a lot of money to his opponent and I am not a Democrat.

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Uh, lemme see if'n I get this straight...
Ron "You Lie" Wilson is somehow bad cuz he spoke the truth when Obama lied on illegals not getting freebie healthcare (Ga Sen Nathan Deal's bill to have proof of citizenship provided for healthcare was defeated by democrats so now no eligibility requirement stands) and to further beat him up we turn to his defense of Confederate Heritage...

Dwight D Eisenhower had a picture of General Lee in his Oval Office. Jimmy Carter pardoned Lee. Democrat James Webb wrote an eloquent book in defense of the Confederate Soldier "Born Fighting". Teddy Roosevelt said Lee was the greatest soldier ever in America. Woodrow Wilson put the Confederate Memorial Statue in Arlington National Cemetery and spoke at it's unvieling - which was sculptedf by a Jewish Confederate Soldier and depicts a Black Confederate Soldier.

While I wait for y'all to bash and trash those democrats, I see where the flag and the KKK were attempted to be linked... Yeah, so? The Klan has used the United States flag since 1866, and let's hear it for WV's own Robert Byrd!!!!!

I am quite proud of my Confederate Heritage given me by birth and my GGGrandfathers. I have nothing to be ashamed no apologize for. *SALUTE* to Wilson!

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A friendly hint: Your claims to 'not be dumb' might be a tad more compelling if accompanied by proper grammar and punctuation.

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Wow, Brad. I can't believe I'm even replying to this but... Next time you're in the bookstore and you pass the Black History section, look around at all the other sections. Next time you're flipping through your cable channels and you pass BET, look at all the other channels. Etc. Etc. There are your "white" books, channels, organizations. Just because it doesn't have "Caucasian" written over it, doesn't mean it's neutral.

(You're right about the winners writing the history books -- and whites in this country have been the "winners" for a very long time. Hence the lack of black, or multi-cultural, perspective in mainstream media and resources for many years.)

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First off I think Nobama is a liar. I just wish one person would do what they say and say what they do, man or woman, black or white. I know I am tired of being run over by government. From the unaccountable teachers that are failing our children all the way to the smug and untouchable Nobama. As a transplant to New Mexico I see my fair share of corruption and that certain screw you look in the eyes of the officials. Google it you will see. This state is rampaged by corrupt officials. Quick side note: Okay Richardson it was a boat called the "Bloody Mary" and nobody was drinking, out on the lake on labor day. Yeah right.

I am not the only American that is getting tired of trying to feed his children while you people play stupid little, "Call the White House and apologize to the President" BS. Grow up! My God I can not believe the fact that someone just might think the President is a liar is this big of thing. Stop the presses millions of us think this. You sound like my seven and 11 year old fighting in the back seat.

What is a big thing to me is even our elected officials are getting tired of hearing his empty BS. Blah Blah Blah and still we see no change. Oh wait, there is a change, I watch my paycheck getting smaller and smaller. I worry about the Social Security I have been paying into all of my adult life, not being there. I worry more for what our children, mine and yours, will be forced to endure at no fault of their own. After all they will be paying this new TRILLION, not us.

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Oh my God. Is it a KKK site?

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I guess Hoosier money will spend just as well in the great state of South Caroina! God bless Joe Wilson! I only wish Indiana had "public servants" with the same selfless honor and sincerity but alas it's hard to imagine two politicians with the courage to call a lie a lie when he hears one! Most of 'em don't even recognize a lie.
I've even heard that he also had the courage and character to defend the display of the Confederate Battle Flag in the face of those who are totally ignorant of its and this country's history.
I've just made the biggest contribution to his campaign that I've ever made to a political candidate! You folks in South Carolina are lucky to have him!
Stephen Lee Ritchie

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Senator Joe Wilson needs to be publicly challenged for his outburst! Please, no more apologies. Joe Wilson's apology rings hollow. He knew what he were doing was disrespectful and he did it anyway. He needs to apologize on TV to the American people because he offended a large portion of the general public by his actions.

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Thanks for enlightening the Obama sheeple of some of the great people who honored confederate soldiers. SCV Gen. Wade Hampton
and yes I will vote for Wilson as long as he is running
(by the way Gen. George Patton's grandfather was a Confederate General

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The problem is you are dumb. The right-wing in America today is ignorant and proud of it. That's why college graduates are abandoning Republicans in such large numbers.

The health care bill doesn't provide any government benefits for illegal aliens. It doesn't exclude them from buying insurance with their own money, but does specifically exclude them from receiving any subsidy from the government.

It's not that complicated. Even people from South Carolina should be able to understand.

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OMIGOSH! Wilson actually dared to stand up against the bigotry and hate-mongering by the likes of the NAACP and defend his ancestors and state's historical heritage..said something positive about the last true constitutional American republic....he dared to oppose Great Leader Obama...Wilson must immediately be removed from office!

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Wilson has made many friends with his brief comments about His Majesty Our Imperial Warlord Obama. Nearly everyone in my circles of friends and peers are talking about him - and it's all positive.

This is not so much a partisan thing - I for one hate the Republicans as much as I hate the Democrats. It's more a cultural thing. There is a world of divided between Obama and his folks and the majority of the people where I come from. We're sick of having people in DC telling us what to do - we basically just want to be left alone. In fact, the most hated place on earth has to be that cesspool of a city (DC) and the beaurocrats who inhabit it.

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Senator Wilson is a HERO for pointing out one of Obama's lies.
Obama is a divisive partisan race monger.
I'm sending Joe money now.

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The Confederate Battle Flag is hated by the establishment because it's a Christian symbol, the Saint Andrews Cross. All of Christianity has been purged by the US government. Yet one symbol of Christianity remains on government land, a symbol of Jesus, His salvation and of our Lord and Savior. An icon of freedom from tyranny and of hope...the Confederate Battle Flag.

PS. All 13 colonies that succeeded from England had slaves and all of the slaves were brought here under the US flag, the stars and stripes. So if the Confederate flag is hated because of slavery then July 4th is a racist holiday and the US flag is a flag of slavery.

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Joe "Bud Connor" Wilson is a disgrace to the US. It's shameful that people like him are in government. He belongs in the South.

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Tim Fetner,

FYI, Young George Patton as a child got to play with an old but still distinguished John Singleton Mosby, and heard many a story of the WBTS. This I believe is where future General Patton got his start as a great warrior.

Oliver Hardy (of Laurel and Hardy) and Hellen Keller were children of Confederate Veterans, just to name a few.

The biggest monument to American Veterans is the Stone Mountain carving. The longest monument to an American President is the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway from Va/DC to Blaine Washington State. The tallest memorial to American Veterans is the Confederate Memorial Statue in Arlington National Cemetery - which was sculpted by a Jewish Confederate Soldier.

The United States Congress issued Congressional Gold Medals to Confederate Veterans.

The State Flags of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas all have some symbol or design tied directly to the Confederate States of America. The State Flags of South Carolina and Virginia were both created after they left the Union and are 100% Confederate Flags to this day.

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The outburst by Rep. Wilson is disgusting. I shows how far we still need to go to be a country that believes we are all equal. The guy is part of some confederate club. In a way, he actually did a favor for us - one more nail in the bigotted Republican coffin. They just don't get it. They lost big in the last election for precisely the gross behavior he displayed during President Obama's speech. Guess they'll lose lots more in the next election - even with their flurry of lies! There ARE still more thinking, fair people in the country in comparison to the rednecks.

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repub4wilson,
that website is also down. he has a right to his opinion, however, when, where and how he did that was the most disrepectful display that i have ever seen.
he needs to be sent away from DC if this is the way he is going to act.
as awful as our previous president was for our country, no one has ever shown such disrepect and bad protocol towards him while he spoke to congress... especially as a member of congress.
he needs to be sent home since he doesn't know how to act in public.
maybe he needs to be honesst and admit that his issue with the president goes way beyond the health care debate.

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I'm sending Joe all my wooden nickels and I hope that he can use them in his next campaign.

He is a real patriot in the finest sense of the word.

In fact, he should be given his own island where he could rule with Dick Cheney.

Alcatraz isn't being used for anything, how about that?

Dick, you are a real scumbag.

SORRY!

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You cannot seriously be calling someone else dumb because someone else believes in a more conservative America. Unfortunately liberals want to paint conservatives with this "right wing" label if they do not agree with them. There are college students who are liberals initially but fortunately see the light when they work in the real world and realize that the socialist views of liberal America are unjust to hardworking individuals that make an effort to support themselves. By the way, two of my sons are in college and they are proud conservative Republicans.

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You Mike are a prejudiced and a disgrace to say that.

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I would like to point out to those who do NOT think that there is anything honorable about Confederate heritage that THE PRESIDENT Barack Hussein Obama II himself honored Confederate soldiers on Memorial Day by having a wreath placed at the Confederate soldier's monument at Arlington National Cemetery.

Now if he thinks that it was important enough, or at least showed that much class for Southern veterans of the "Civil War" then all of you should show class and show respect for those who honor Confederate heritage and stick to the debate about Representative Wilson for what he did if you agree with it or not.

Carl W. Roden
Resident South Carolina Independent

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It seems to me that poor whites, especially those in the deep south, are as race conscious as the rest of us: it's part of their proud and honorable heritage, afterall.

The problem for them is 'they' don't seem to understand their role as the "sacrificial lamb." Rush and Joe and Glenn give the spark to ignite the cause of the moment and then watch (and laugh as much as we do) as the foot-soldiers (poor whites) rush to be photographed while shouting the ditty of the minute. I pity you because you are the only one who thinks your being white grants you any/some entitlement to something....

So, keep funding the Wilsons of S Carolina. Will you ask him for a loan when he is not returned to Congress and you're (still) out of a job and have spewed out so much hate and trivialized your own efforts by backing a(nother) loser?

Like it or not (and who cares???????) the President of these United States of America is PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. And NOT you, or Rush, or Joe, or Glenn, or the teabaggers, etc....

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yeah !!!! well said. i want my part of taxes that supports anything he does refunded in triplicate, too.

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tear up your flag first....look at the frame of mind you have to possess to not see what utter stupidity it takes to simply own a confederate flag, never mind to fly one.

you have just insulted the imbecible community.....

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Gee, Sam. You're the only bright bulb in this dark world. Too bad they were giving out bulbs instead of brains; you got taken. Did you wake up today? Anybody home in there?

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You're right. African-Americans have known that since....FOREVER; just something we know. NEW CONCEPT: African-Americans slaves civilized this country.

And like you, I am a 20+ year veteran with service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Not that I hide behind this facade. I am an African-American who can and does think, independently, I might add. I am proud to have been raised in a family (2 parent household, no less) who stressed being your best advocate - in all things.

So you have no problem when we each embrace the best of our heritage....I suppose, anyway. Just know that I define who I am. Nelson Mandela and President Obama are great; but Malcolm X was greater (I am a Baptist).

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First of all, the members of Congress DO NOT represent the American people at large. They are, in fact, elected to represent the people of their respective States. Montana does not represent me, neither does Delaware, nor California. I am a Floridian and those elected from here represent me.
Second of all, It is a gross miscarriage of justice to compare the Noble Banner of the South (NBS) to the ignominy of the German swastika. From the 1890's to at least the early 1960's every American President understood and accepted the fact that the War Between The States (WBTS) was the result of honest men having a huge disagreement over the proper role of the national government. As President, Dwight Eisenhower proudly kept a portrait of the great Robert E. Lee in the Oval Office. He considered if every American would model themselves after him, our country would be unconquerable.
I proudly flew the 1st National Flag (the Stars and Bars) of the CSA at my house today on 9/11, like I have for the past several weeks. God Bless Dixie and may God forgive the USA for straying from Him, lo those many years ago. Which began when lincoln's army conquered the duly, democratically elected government of the Southern Confederacy.

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Dear Mr. Ron King,

I can't agree with you more. Period. I am, however, sorry about your plight.

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The Confederate Battle Flag was placed on the South Carolina State House in 1960 by then Governor Ernest Frederick Hollings(D), who also served in the United States Senate,(D) from 1966 to 2005.
The Confederate Battle Flag currently at the South Carolina State House is flown from a 20 foot pole at the base of the Confederate Monument erected in 1878 in memory of the 20,000 South Carolinians who died for their state.

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Keep it up Billy! The Yankee revisionist history is falling apart daily. Joe Wilson has had enough like most of us and one day South Carolina will be free of the District of Criminals. My country is South Carolina and if any of you bozos think you are gonna change DC you're insane. When we divorce ourselves from y'all please promise not to invade us to kill us again. Sort of barbaric don't you think in this new age of enlightenment. We will never go along with all of this anti-constitutional legislation BHO is pushing.

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Since you can not comment on Joe Wilson's web site only give him money, he need never listen to those of us who were horrified by his opposition to health care and the way he expressed it.
He better carry his birth certificate at all times so that he can get emergency care and he better hope that he hasn't set an example for his grandchildren on the first day of school. Disgusting
approach to finding bipartican approach to health care.
Brilliant idea to give money to his opponent. Will investigate immediately.

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I tired to send Congressman Wilson a donation, but it looks like all his websites are down.

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I'm preparing to relocate from Virginia to South Carolina, because Virginia is strongly given to political correctness and liberal compromise, whereas South Carolina still has fiery sons like Joe Wilson! With him, I also stand up to "Obama ben lyin'".

The banner regularly viewed in photos of the KKK is the American national flag, also called the "Stars and Stripes". The Confederate Battle Flag is modeled after the St. Andrews Cross, a Christian symbol.

The Confederate States of America was the last truly Christian nation on the face of the earth. A REAL Christian nation would never support abortion, homosexuality, or gross financial mismanagement! I fully support Rep. Joe Wilson in his advocacy for the CSA and it's honorable banners. I also fully support his properly calling of a liar, A LIAR!

Deo Vindice!

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the Confederacy fought against the US Governement (i am Southern with famous Confederate generals in my ancestry) why would a "Patriot" fly a confederate flag? Last I checked the White House wasnt flying a Union Jack/British Flag...
and to " Repub4Wilson" we have no Muslim president, the facts supporting this are out there...BTW Wilson supported a bill a few years back funding healthcare for "illegals" (without whom his cost for quality of life would undoubtably go up)

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Eds777 wrote:

"The Confederate States of America was the last truly Christian nation on the face of the earth. A REAL Christian nation would never support abortion, homosexuality, or gross financial mismanagement!"

But apparently slavery would be just fine.

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The CSA was an independent nation with its own government, duly elected officials, a standing army and a Constitution based on the U.S. model. To claim they fought against the U.S. government is a stupid statement, implying what? The Plains Indians did the same thing. So did Mexico, Spain, Great Britain (twice), Germany (twice), Italy, Japan, North Korea, North Vietnam, etc. So, just what is it you are trying to say?
The facts are that the U.S. invaded the C.S. This was totally unnecessary and resulted in these hard feelings all these years later still. Why did not the U.S. government negotiate with the representatives of the C.S. government sent to Washington D.C. to settle the property issues of forts, post office, etc.? It should have been simple. Why would not the lincoln regime simply let the South go in peace? No war, what a concept!! No 670,000 American dead including some 50,000 dead Southern civilians not to mention the more than 1,000,000 wounded and maimed, no mass destruction of Southern homes, towns and countryside. Something to think about.

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If a minority of people in a given region of the United States decided to declare an independent country against the will of the majority, it's only right that the U.S. government should assert its rightful authority and end the tyranny. The fact is, the majority of people who lived in the South did NOT support the Confederacy. The Confederacy was an illegitimate government, rightly destroyed by the United States of America.

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South Carolina, and Alabama, are my states. As a liberal, Jewish independent, Joe Wilson can kiss my fucking ass.

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Freedom of Speech Democracy every one has a voice

The man has passion right wrong or indifferent

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But, those confederate maurauders are YOUR heroes - NOT MINE !!!! Let's not forget: the south LOST the war. And you people have lived in a state of denial every since. THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR!!!! And the trend continues....

As an African-American/American Black/mother/veteran, why would I
ever entertain the notion of allowing my child or myself to be brainwashed with that confederate nonsense or its heroes? That's self-destructive and goes against any law of nature (self-preservation and all that).

Now, I could be mistaken (although I doubt that !!!!), but you confederate-loving people seem to hang onto your hatred, xenophobia, and other phobias as a badge of courage. This is 2009 and most everybody else has moved on EXCEPT you die-hard, poor-white confederate lovers. Grow up, get over it, adjust, suck it up and move on. If you must live in your nurturing cocoon, nobody else cares. You all seem to have a problem when others exert their freedoms. Well, NEWS FLASH: we don't care what you think about us and ours. However, do know that the days of putting up with your outdated, backward, and suicidal thinking have long past.

I digress.......You people need to do a self-assessment and realize that all Americans contribute to this society. We all live and die as one. Until you poor-white confederate loving people understand this is the 21st century, you remain a liability to yourself and every American. Sure, it's ok to embrace/have strong beliefs, but not to the point of continually breeding hatred that makes your thinking irrational....and for how many centuries? This is the 21st century, people.

This seems true especially for those poor whites who so "honorably" hold on to backwards thinking to the point of robbing themselves of everything but their hatred. The best that can be said/thought about them is: I pity you (any confederate loving poor white).

When was the last time you read a MODERN day sociology book? Or, are you satisfied to listen to what the modern day tv newscaster/radio broadcaster tells you and accept their statements as the truth? You'd be surprised if you saw the real numbers on crime/violence, welfare/subsidies, drop-out rate, dead-beat dads, etc. The sheer population numbers/statistics alone should be your first clue. Or, perhaps, it's not the truth you seek anyway.

THINK PEOPLE. You're part of a war where your role is to play the pawn. Now, one thing I am willing to wager is: no one likes to be used. I have never bought into the hype that you have. But, it does appear that you all (poor white confederate lovers, especially) cannot grasp how you have been used....and for how long?

Is it the role of the pawn or the ostrich you all paly?

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The battle flag isn't hated because it's a Christian symbol. It's NOT a Christian symbol. Not many people even know what St. Andrew's Cross is or that it was the inspiration for the battle flag design. People don't like the battle flag because this symbol of war, hatred, death and destruction has been blatantly and mistakenly displayed as "the" Confederate flag and as "the stars and bars. It is neither.

Earlier someone claimed that the real confederate flag, the real stars and bars, was the Bonnie Blue Flag which has ONE white star on a blue field: no stars, no bars. And it was the short-lived flag of the Republic of West Florida which existed for less than 3 months in 1810. Nothing to do with the CSA.

If Southerners would actually display the real Stars and Bars, the real Flag of the Confederacy, I wouldn't have a problem with it. But they virtually all insist on displaying the battle flag; it's a part of the heritage, no argument there, but it's NOT "the" Confederate flag and it's NOT the Stars and Bars. And if you can't get something as simple as that right, then you're probably not getting much of anything else right, either.

And THAT'S what we hate.

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oh my gosh. with all of these truly "intelligent" (sike) people sending donations to daddy joe wilson he'll never shut up.
i would love to know how many "legal" immigrants have made him the rich guy that he probably is.
maybe it would be a wise thing to really check things like this out before we jump on his bandwagon.
he is going to milk this limelight for all its worth.

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Just wanted to make the comment that I fully support Sen. Wilson's sentiments. I am also proud of my home state of Alabama's two Senators for their stand against Obama's socialist agenda. One more historical footnote, have just finished reading "Last Flag Down", a novel about the Confederate raider the CSS Shenandouh. On which Teddy Roosevelt's great uncle was the Executive Officer. God save the South and our great Nation.

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Joe Wilson, is a Klansman as yourself. In my book, his apologize is not excepted. This a preplanned act on his part. We are watching how everything Pres. Obama wants and has in his vision as the President have been torn down by racism and belittled because he is viewed as a black man. Racism is ignorance and so are you and Joe Wilson. Life is too short, the people are starving for better health care and fools such as you and Wilson need to take a back seat and put yourselves in the others place. One day you will pay for your selfishness and known ignorance. People like you and Wilson will suffer for self-centered, cold heart remarks.

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People using the anonymity of the computer say all kind of mean spirited things to one another and yet still call themselves Americans. I have been all over the political sites and all I read is hatred and venom. People calling others idiots and morons. Calling people lazy slobs. Just what has this country come to? Are we all mean hearted people? Is this what Christianity come to? What must we look like to "third world" countries is shameful. What we must look like to the rest of the civilized world is shocking. How can our nation representatives travel around the world with their heads up? Use the internet for research before calling others horrendous names. Use the internet to reasearch all the Joe Wilsons and Sarah Palins have said in the past. Reasearch President past before a pronouncement is passed on his actions. I am just horrified by what I'm reading from all sides. Use the internet to vet your political candidate and vote what you learn and not along party lines.

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Go, Wilson. The truth was spoken - and it is only a matter of tome before that is clear to everyone. Of course, that is, except the very "astute" AcornY.

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BRAVO! Finally someone with the guts to speak what we all know. This president is a complete failure.

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Love it!!!

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I can not believe some people,Are they that STUPID OR THAT BLIND!!,Joe Wilson is a GREAT AMERICAN PATRIOT!!, Not only he had, Had enough of the LIES,He HAD THE GUTS to call hussein A LIER, HE PROVED HIM TO BE A LIER,MY GOD,YOU STUPID A-- SHEEP!,DID YOU NOT HEAR,THE MEDIA READ THE ATICLE,THAT READ [ALL PEOPLE IN AMERICA WILL GET FREE MEDICAL,YOU ILLITERATE MICE,KEEP WATCHIMG CNN,MSNBC,CBS,ABC,Because of being arrogant you dumA-- clowns,WILL MAKE US ALL PAY FOR ILLEAGLES Health-CARE,IF you can not see how the goverment as screw up S.C.,Medcare,& Medicade,And YOU THINK THEY CAN RUN A NATION HEALTH-CARE,Damn you are STUPID!!,If hussein HAD NOT TOLD A FLAT OUT DO YOU IDIOT'S THINK A MAN WOULD HAD PUT HE INTEGRITY ON THE LINE LIKE IN FRONT OF WORLD,If you idiot's believe that MY GOD WE ARE REALLY IN TROUBLE,These DEMONCRAPS ARE PLAYING A VERY DANGEROUS GAME WITH OUR LIVES,JUST TO STAY IN POWER,& TEAR DOWN AMERICAN PLAYING THR RACIST GAME, AND YOU FOOLS ARE FALLING FOR IT,WAKE UP YOU MICE,The people that went to washington WERE DEM's REP,LIB,10's of thousands,Not a few reguardless of what kind of socialist propaganda,the state own claims,They are puppets,Not MEN & women,They are slugs of goverment,Would you but a millon dollar house,Give the man a check for a millon dollars,He tells you to sign the contract,Oh don't read it now,I have to make a few revision's,Then I will tell you later,If you are that stupid to give him a millon dollars,You don't derseve to even breathing,Because YOU ARE WASTING GOOD AIR,hussein started out it would cost a trillon dollars for one year one year,OH by the way if YOU CAN'T FIGURE THIS OUT,YOU AGAIN [YOU]THE TAX PAYER WILL PAY FOR THIS,ALONG WITH THE STIMILUS BILLONS,YES OVER THE STIMILUS,If YOU CAN COUNT PASS 2+2=4,WILSON does NOT need DIRTY MONEY LIKE MILLER,WILSON HAS MORIALS,ETHICS,& INTEGRITY,Something,The demoncraps Know NOTHING ABOUT,YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE KISSING JOE'S BUT,FOR BEING A MAN WITH PRIDE,But tryant's,& TRAITOR'S from the SOCIALIST PARTY ARE SCARD OF MEN LIKE JOE WILSON,If hussein would tell the truth,He would not be called THE LIER HE IS.

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Joe Wilson spoke the truth. Everytime Obama opens his mouth he either tells an out and out lie or says something that he, personally, does not believe. He is a liar. Obama sings a sirens song as he lures Americans into facism.

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It's really just a sad situation that a few people think they have the right to speak for all of us. I miss the days when respect meant something. It is sad that today, we teach our children not to respect their teachers, their police force and now I guess we should include the president of the United States. Everyone has an opionion about something and none are right or wrong, its your opinion and please don't shove it down my throat. President Obama won the election, he is the President of the United States because MOST Americans wanted it that way. It is unfortunate that a few seem to think they have more rights than the majority. That their opinions are more important...very sad...I guess democracy is gone, and then these same people are the ones throwing around words like communist and socialist. Maybe they need to look in the miror. All I know is George Bush had 6 years with a Republican Congress.....SIX, and he left office with the larges deficit ever...hard to believe since both his daddy and Ronald Ragan also excelled in that accomplishment. But now all the republicans are worried about the deficit...that is almost funny....if it wasn't so sad. Where were they and their healthcare ideas for the 6 years they had complete power?? What did they do??? Nothing. But now they have all the answers. Right, sure they do. President Obama was voted in and I think it is time for these few radical republicans to sit down and shut their mouths and if he fails, he will be voted out, until then give him a chance to clean up the mess our last President left. Where were your protests then?? Where was Mr. Wilson when George Bush lied to us??? I guess he was too busy applauding. Its time we stop the war against the parties and work together...stop being a bunch of cry babies because you lost the election and start being Americans. You love to wave your flag so stop stepping on it and stop stepping on the office of the presidency. Its funny, when democrats disagree or protest against the president they are called anti-american....what would you call what Mr. Wilson did??? Anyone who thinks what he did is okay....those are the people that are the problems in this country. No respect for anything. That is too bad.

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The confederate heritage is not honorable.

The confederates broke faith with our forebears dedication to a free country.

The confederates fought to preserve white supremacy and to hold down black people.

Not comparing the confederates to Nazis and other murderous racists is dishonest and cowardly.

Just like Joe Wilson and his bigotted supporters.

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I will not get into a tit-for-tat with anyone here. They have a right to jump up and down and scream and holler "no justice, no peace" like little spoiled children all they want. I will not bite that carrot.
I will say this. Most of you people revere ML King. Yet, as a person, he was dispicable. Always committed adultery, which made him a liar; plagiarised his thesis for his PH.D, which made him a thief. So, you adore a liar and a thief. But, we do not make demands that you stop! We have no right to. Neither have you people a right to demand we stop admiring our Confederate ancestors.

And another thing. I do not agree this society is so well off in many ways. During the ante-bellum times, most Southern people lived by the code of honour handed down to them by their parents which they learned from the Bible. All their lives they lived by this, taking it to Congress when they were elected to office, even in lower office. But the yankees killed the very best of us. Destroyed the South, committing atrocities against the civilian population, including against the slaves, probably some of your own ancestors, as well as against the Southern soldiers in the infamous yankee POW camps which were more like Auschwitz and Sobibor, the death camps of Germany. The more one learns of the details of the yankee incursion into the Southland, the more sympathetic one becomes to the South. So by taking from us those who would teach honour, respect and leaving with us lesser men, you got what became the Southern people of the late 1800's into the 1900's.
The majority of the Southern citisens did support the CSA, contrary to an earlier claim. So it was a democratic action which was negated by that American hitler, a. lincoln.

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I feel just like Michelle Obama when I say it has not since you spoke up against Barak that I have been so proud of our country and the democracy we live in!

Thank you,
Jeffrey Kusch
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Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305)726-5633

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Wilson was just plain wrong to do what he did, that hall demands the respect of all who enter it because the rest of the world is watching and must be shown civility and government that operates at a higher level. If you find any satisfaction in what he did you must not have been born in this country or if naturalized have no base level of patriotism or honor that true Americans take in with every breath.

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your one of those ditto head, closet subconscious racists...or institutional racists too stupid or ignorant to realize it, versus the out and out Jim Crow racists you dummy's are always confusing as the only kind. aren't ya? well you're a dying bred of scmuck....which i guess partly what all the fuss is about huh? get over it the south will never rise again....and white supremacy was always a myth that was bound to fail. Heres a clue....use some of that personal responsibility you're always rambling about....get some new skillz....and some education while you're at it...you seem to be quite lacking in that department as well

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And I thank God those confederate rebels were defeated....wouldn't have mattered who did it.

Is that why you people are still stuck in those backward thinking ways of yours - the things you were taught by your parents? And evidently that's what you people are still teaching today, too.

Hey, just move with the times, at least into the 21st century. Get over it: a bunch of old white men can do no one any good - including their progeny. Just look at the bunch of you today - proud confederates, poor, illiterate, vote against your own self-interest to (attempt to) keep more old white men in power who laugh at and use the rest of you poor, illiterate confederates who at least have your "honorable(?)" confederate history.

Whew !!!! Just unbelievable.

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Hey, Mary,

Does Pesident Obama lie:
1. never more than W because W constantly lied
2. always less than W because that was W's management style
3. no one knows because it seems W was always lying
4. certainly less than Mary who is still in a state of denial and, therefore, she constantly lies to herself.

And joe wilson will provide the thinking citizens of these United States an apology....after he publicly apologizes to the President of these United States, and the House. Bet ?!!!!!

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How will you pay for your insurance premiums? Oh, yeah, welfare and/or Medicaid.

I want my money back from these programs since you can support a man who is not your husband.

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Regardless of his being caught up in the moment this behavior is reprehensible and joe wilson should be censured. I have sent e-mails to the President and my representatives to that effect.

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So anybody that disagrees with your president is a hater right?

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Way to Joe--I like your style, your the kinda guy us good 'ol boys can 'preciate. Hell, that Obama ain't even a citzen he ain't sa pose to be Presdent anyway-----
Joe Wilson, your ignorant fool, I weep for this Country whom I fought for and my brothers died for when disgraceful babbons like yourself make a mockery of the very Constitutional arena I fought to defend 6,000 miles away. And there is no doubt your blue blood raciast constituents will chuckle over your candid display of political fervor, and reelect you to office. You go Joe--

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How is "You Lie!" racist? Be real people.

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If the president were White, this ouburst would not have happened. The bottom line to this entire issue, is racial. White people who can not accept that a Black man is the President of these supposedly United States. It's nothing more than the White folks running scared. How many Black people do you see at the Tea Party gatherings? How many Birthers are black. None. None. It's just a bunch of White folks running scared...

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South Carolina has a long list of dignitaries that includes Lauren Caitlin Upton (Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant contestant), Board of Education Chair, Kristin Maguire, Governor (and avid Appalachian hiker), Mark Sanford and now Joe “the hater not a debater” Wilson or the “screamer not the dreamer” as others have dubbed him. I did enjoy him cut and running through his apology, which only goes to show that he stands for nothing. He is just another good old boy where in the morning these married men preach to you that there should be prayer in our schools and in the evening they are on their cell phones setting up a date with their other women on the side, hypocrisy has been bred in. I am not surprised that he felt compel to yell like he was at some Friday night game. So long Joey, you too will be seeing the unemployment lines.

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Joe Wilson, the real slim shady

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All those Wilson supporters remind me of the type of support Oliver North received. North was fired by Saint Reagan, lied in sworn testimony to Congress, and was convicted of three felonies. Turning to Wilson, he has had to apologize at least three times now for his sanctimonious statements, and continues the lie that Obama was wrong although Wilson has been thoroughly disproven. And his half-hearted apology came after he admitted that Republican leadership forced him to apologize. Why should he be remorseful when he's got lemmings willing to donate $1 million+ to him for his offensive behavior?

Yes, all you "family values" right wingers, support Wilson. I'm sure you are kindred spirits. But God help your children for the role models that you present to them.

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Here is YOUR GOOD OL BOY Joe "Show Me The Money" Wilson.

In 2003, Wilson voted to provide federal funds for illegal immigrants’ healthcare. The vote came on the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which contained Sec. 1011 authorizing $250,000 annually between 2003 and 2008 for government reimbursements to hospitals who provide treatment for uninsured illegal immigrants.

Let me guess Wilson supporters: He didn't read the bill.

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****Just look at the bunch of you today - proud confederates, poor, illiterate, vote against your own self-interest to (attempt to) keep more old white men in power who laugh at and use the rest of you poor, illiterate confederates who at least have your "honorable(?)" confederate history.
Whew!!!! Just unbelievable.****

So, mr. nobody, Who in the hell are you to tell me or anyone else, just what our self-interest is or ought to be??!!! You are a yankee through and through because this is the very essence of a yankee. I loved this responce from Confederate General D.H. HILL, who knew who he was, and knew who they were, when he had received a correspondence from a yankee general about the burning of Plymouth N.C., to which he responded.. "In regard to your first communication touching the burning of Plymouth you seem to have forgotten two things. You forget, sir, that you are a Yankee and that Plymouth is a Southern town. It is no business of yours if we choose to burn one of our own towns. A meddling Yankee troubles himself with everybody’s matters but his own and repents of everybody’s sins except his own. We are a different people. Should the Yankees burn a Union village in Connecticut or a codfish town in Massachusetts we would not meddle with them, but rather bid them God speed in their work of purifying the atmosphere. Your second act of forgetfulness consists in your not remembering that you are the most atrocious house-burner as yet unhung in the wide universe."
A fine example of the yankee, which is a mindset far more than the people from a geographical section.

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It's amazing to me that many can see the evils of slavery in our country 150 years ago, but are blind to evils in our country today.Anybody ever hear of ABORTION?We are killing babies of all races,black as well as white.If you research ,I'll bet Joe Wilson is against abortion as any rational ,civilized person would be.Slavery didn't start in the South and certainly didn't end in 1865 with the great Union victory.You are aware slavery still exists today?If you are SO against slavery, what are you doing to get rid of it worldwide?By the way, I understand a lot of slavery today is blacks enslaving blacks.

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Anonymous complains of the evils of slavery and then rails against abortion. But if you outlaw abortion, you're condemning women who find themselves pregnant against their will to forced pregnancy--another form of slavery, the definition of which is "involuntary subjection to another."

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I don't see where this is a racist issue about rep.Wilso yelling at O bama, when is freedom of speech wrong. It should not matter who it is, of someone disagrees you have the right to say so. Also, I thought this president was half white, but since he checked a box on a tax form that says african american that means he is 100% african american, maybe Rep.Wilson was yelling at the white part of this president, so how can he be a racist. Liberals are always so quick to play the race card, it is so played out!!

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Because he yelled at the black half of obama and not the white half. LOL

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For the first time in my 51 years on this earth - I'm convinced that my beloved country will eventually fall. We cannot turn our backs on God and continue to be a great country - It's that simple. It appears that we're in a great struggle for the soul of America and the Southland seems to be the last great bastion of Christianity and decency. If you want a look into the future of a country run by liberal democrats - look no furthur than Detroit,Newark,etc. God Help Us!

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Lot's of emotion from people declaring they are not racists, me thinks they doth protest too much. Clearly, we are not over racism in this country. The first step is admitting you have a problem. Quit letting yourselves be distracted from real issues by letting your emotions take over.

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Interesting rant you have going on here. First off, I am not as you would say " A Poor White Confederate ". I am college educated and far from poor. I do support my Confederate Heritage and am very proud of it. You say we are hanging on to the past. We are supporting our heritage and have every right to do so. just like your people I see dressing like people from africa, it's there heritage and they have a right to do so weather I like it or not. So even if you do not like the Confederate and Southern heritage we have have the right to do so. We are you so angry to put down, what you are ignorant about. If you truly studied your history you would understand much more. If you are so against the Confederate heritage, try reading what the northern people and troops thought of slaves. Try reading on Sherman, grant and then read some of lincoln's writing's. Then when you have some more knowlege send me a post on this thread.

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Southerners who are proud of thier Confederate heritage fall into literally every income bracket and color. I've noticed that the mainstream media and yankee elitests tend to use class warfare and the race card vs. facts and research. It's the duty of every Southerner to teach your children about our brave and courageous ancestors. They were fighting the for the same values as thier ancestors fought for in the American Revolution. Here is the story of one young Confederate hero named Dewitt Jobe,a young patriot who was fighting for his homeland and severely tortured by his captors.
http://www.tennessee-scv.org/Camp854/deejobe.htm We MUST continue to fight for our rich Southern heritage.

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And your point is.......................

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Don't have a problem with that ol' man's words; I suppose they fit him. What century are you in?

Seems I hit a nerve with you poor, illiterate, confederate- loving people being left in a time vacuum. Get real!!!! The only other "person" (?) who can/does appreciate that nonsense is another loser like the one you quoted and you....

Open a book written in the 2000's and stop watching and listening to Rush, Glenn, Sarah, joe, and the rest of those manipulators. Read any statitics on what their salaries are? What's the percentage spread between theirs and your salary? Have you learned what Glenn's take was on you all's last 10,000 people march or whatever that was on 9/12? How many millions does Rush take home to play the buffoon who stirs up the 'animal house?'

Jim, I understand you may have been told one thing; but, surely you can think just a tiny bit for yourself? Your role is still and will forever be that of the grunt/pawn at Rush's/Glenn's/Sarah's/joe wilson's/son of the confedrate's and all the rest of the soup.

I implore you poor, illiterate, confederate-loving people to wake up. You live in a vacuum and the air is fast dissipating....you all are the only ones not aware of that fact.

Wake up. THE SOUTH LOST. IT WAS NOT GLORIOUS THEN AND IT'S NOT EVER GOING TO BE. STOP FOOLING YOURSELVES. Buying weapons and ammunition is not the solution. Fact: many of the gangs - yes, even the arayans - send their members into the military to gain experience with some of the deadliest weapons the military uses. Know what that means? You will if you think you boys are the only ones with weapons this time around.

THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR, Jim. And they don't get second chances at that mistake!!!! Hate to break that bit of news to you.

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Evidently you simply wanted to join in and say something....anything. You're just too dumb.

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marcfentress

Just as you stated your financial status and I have not identified myself, let us not forget this is a blog-page and you certainly can pronounce yourself to be whatever you want to/think you are. Cannot disprove it, can I?

But I still think you are a poor, illiterate, confederate loving white southerner. Not that it even matters. Just a perception of poor whites who are also confederate lovers. You're the first to not wave the confederate flag, or ___________________. But what else have you done that will benefit the human race? See where this is going?

If all you can say is that you furthered the (lost) cause of the confederates, what was your purpose?

Let's be factual about one thing: I am not a southerner and have never made an attempt to pretend to be interested in the views of the poor white illiterate confederate die-hards. Now, you people want to think there's something noble and honorable about the confederate mind-set. What? But like the joe wilsons of the south you all attempt to hide an oak tree behind a pole-cane.

There's nothing honorable or noble about you people (poor white southern confederate lovers) holding the Bible in one hand; pretending to embrace family values and morals on the other hand; choosing to remain contented and blissfully ignorant about everything except your heritage (such as it is: you lost the war); and on-and on-and on the list goes.

I'm sure you would not claim to be the authority on Grant, Sherman, Lincoln (read Forced Into Glory, by Lerone Bennett), or any of them. Unlike you people, I do make an attempt to stay informed about 'things' not personnally affecting me. All I've learned from this blog-page is that: poor, illiterate, confederate loving whites at least hang on to their (LOSER) heritage, which is honorable.

Anything else you care to share about ALL of you erroneous assumptions about me? Go read a modern day book not dealing with that confederate nonsense; sit down; and take notes.

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states rights

and just what are you responsible for? being the cheerleader for joe, glenn, rush, cheney, etc?

get a grip....grow a brain, ditto head. do you read your Bible as fervently?

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I have the utmost responsibility of fighting for God and country and make zero apologies for being firmly grounded in the constitution and the Bible. This country will cease to exist if it continues to move toward socialism and away from God.

Your name calling is very juvenile to say the least. Are you still in jr. high school? State your case, stick with facts and let's have an intelligent discussion.....By the way, I can throw your stupid question right back at you...
Are you the cheerleader for Pelosi, Reid, Michael Moore and Rev. Wright?

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Of course you can send him money. You (robots) can always send money. You just can't get on his site to tell him what a piece of garbage he is or talk about his views that you may agree or disagree with. But you can ALWAYS send him $$$. He'll take that from you every time. But hold back a few bucks. I hear based on his scummy "you lie" comment in the House chamber - and his huge benefit ($$$ donation) from his loving ignorant following - he plans on yelling "Dumb Nigger" next time. That should get him at least another 2-3 million. Pathetic. George Bush may have absolutely destroyed my country and set it 50 years back, ....but he was still my President. When some scumbag threw shoes at him, I was PISSED and wanted that guy PUNISHED. Because you RESPECT the office! I'm sure you wish Joey "Confederate Boy" Wilson had some shit-kickers left over from his Johnny Reb Civil War collection to throw at Obama before calling him a liar. I say Secession Exception for South Carolina, if they want it so bad.

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Hate is poisonous and passed down generation to generation like DNA. Suggested reading: "Confederates in the Attic" by Tony Horwitz. I know there are many kind, wonderful southern people who are unlike some contributors to this thread. Goodness, empathy, and respect are also passed down to the younger generation. Goodness will overcome hate in the end.

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Odd thing about humans: we don't like the picture staring back at us - especially when/if it's THE TRUTH.

1. FLASH: joe wilson acted with bad behavior. He received a reprimand from his peers; led by Cong James Clyburn, the Majority Whip, also from S Carolina. He's yet to get what he's so deserving of, though.

2. FLASH: 9/18 glenn beck makes parody against Czars using czars' pictures (46 of them) from w's administration. Last count of President Obama's czars: 36, total.

3. FLASH: 9/18 hannity says Cong Pelosi's statements can set the stage for ensuing violence. Now, how much of August's headlines should be re-written? (Remember the "town hall meetings"). And what of the 3 or 4 'marshals' who showed up wearing their side-arms?

4. FLASH: joe wilson, whose party has no plan for healthcare reform, will cast 'no' vote for ANY healthcare reform bill. Now we get the rest of the story: S Carolina leads the nation in all negative categories of healthcare in the US. Guess the rest of us know one "politician" the insurance companies love/have in their pockets..........and at the expense of other S Carolinians, with their honorable and proud heritage.

5. FLASH: Informed republicans are de-crying the actions of all those 9/12ers, tea-baggers, 'marshals', glenn beck-rush-sarah, etc. Why, even w lambasted sarah - and he's not even an informed anything, especially republican. The fringe-right is not the corner to be in.

6. FLASH: Rev Jeremiah Wright, Cong Pelosi and Reid, and Michael Moore: to dismiss Rev Wright and Michael Moore says more about those in disagreement than any picture. Cong Pelosi and Reid - well, at least they seem to be actively engaged in the business in the House.

Question: What do you know about strategy and tactics? Two things one can always benefit from: (1) silence. Yes, silence can be golden if one listens, listens, and learns from his/her silence. And (2) It is better to be 'thought' a fool. SILENCE IS GOLDEN.

I've read all the blogging about this 'honorable, proud' heritage of the confederate south, and have concluded that it's nothing more than foolish people remembering mistakes made by other foolish people from days/times long gone. One fired cannon shot is not a war. Likewise, jumping on the confederate bandwagon does not lend credence to your beliefs. Nor does it mean your neighbor is ready to fight for the cause he/she pays so much lip-service to.

Odd thing about humans: we don't like looking at the truth even when it's so obvious. Facts scare us as much. For humans, nothing beats the nonthought-provoking, intoxicating beguilement that negates our expending an ounce of energy to seek the truth: "No, that's what I've always been taught and that's how it is and good enough for me." Means no credibility in what you all have written of your ' proud and honorable' heritage. Lacking passion; mouthing (or writing) words passed down. No passion.......................

I'll take the facts over emotional meanderings - on the worst of days.

re: Rep. Joe Wilson said "the Confederate heritage is very honor

Thank you. Even as I veered into my emotional tirades, your statement has shed light (back on) my belief in the inherent goodness each of us is blessed with. I thank you, again, for the reminder.

Also a suggested reading is the September 28, 2009 copy of TIME magazine.

May you be blessed for reminding each of us of our true heritage. Again, thanks so very much.

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RE: Anonymous, Sep 18, 2009, 10:27 pm

You have a responsibility to yourself, first: become informed, do not depend on those you 'follow' to tell you their full agenda, gather the facts, and question, question, question the information you digest. In the end you'll become a better follower. "And in all thy getting, get understanding."

Name-calling: I suppose you do not see your behavior as just that. Your statement appears to say that you are a very poor follower since you take statements, not intended FOR you, much too personally. Seems that would make you a pre-K minded person....

God needs no man on this earth. Granted He is gracious enough to allow us to be instruments He uses to help lead others in completing His divine work. But you give your un-importance in God's work too much credit. Does not the Bible tell us that God will use the rocks to cry out before His words return void?

I could accept your attempting to state a case for something if I knew what that is/was. Are you one of those who will close your mind to any ill-spoken words/print about the confederate lovers or the fringe-right-wingers? Again, that puts me in a dilemna: in either case, you people don't seem to stick to one topic. When the topic you are discussing is disspelled, you change to yet another one. Why? One cannot run through the whole spectrum when trying to educate you people. Well, not unless you're glenn beck or rush - and that's only so the entertainers will keep you all interested enough to make more money for each of them. Even joe wilson.....

So, tell me exactly what you have/had a problem with and maybe it will be worth the time to offer up an explanation. Otherwise, just stop the name-calling and learn the difference between name-calling and perception....

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tsk, tsk, tsk....

Do you realize you just played the race card? Are you a left-wing liberal? I know you're not. Know what gave your secret away? You can't write a coherent sentence!!!! I had to sift through that mess you wrote, Bubba. It shows what you are NOT as much as what you really are.

Shouldn't you be readying your sheets instead of playing on the computer?

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Apparently so....

It appears, though, that you are not aware of the definition of slavery, given that the writer of your quote thinks the south was the last bastion of Christianity.

Guess what that makes you? The 'whore' since you confuse the terms. Yes, you are being 'pimped' and think your facade is better because you can more easily assimilate into "manistream America." Don't become hung-up on thinking only Africans and African-Americans were/are the only ones who played/play the roles of 'slaves and victims' in (corporate) America. That is where you make the first mistake toward understanding.

Although you seem to/want to/must think you are insulated because....I guess because that's what most whites think. Oh, I pity you all. It's all about mentality and I guess you can't see how you're simply no more than a pawn in (corporate) America - just a different color.

Read a little more often, keep your eyes open, and change your attitude/mentality....Maybe you'll get "it" within the next 20 years. One can only hope.

And, by the way, look up the definition of "simbiotic" in a context that pertains to the average citizens of America.

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Very well-spoken.

However, I would think both flags would be as equally despicable and an affront to any person, especially if the person were either human or humane.

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jmt,

Why, then you wouldn't have your minimum-wage job at K-mart/Walmart to brag about. Bet you have food stamps, WIC, and government/taxpayers' Medicaid, too. Tell us: how many people do you personally know who have 'real' insurance???? You're playing with us.

What does the state of Florida do better than dis-enfranchise its citizens!!!! When and how did you escape? Or, are you also in a state of denial???? Too bad. Looks as though you're another one who got left behind....

My best suggestion to you and all the rest of you people: since you don't appreciate this country, or, can only appreciate it at certain times, why don't you all get together, go somewhere - out of America, of course, since we can't waste anymore of taxpayers' money on you bad-acting (bad behavior), deadbeat, complainers - and elect joe wilson and his ilk as president, with all of the other stooges you'd be willing to support FOREVER. Seems fair since that's what this is all about, of course.

As a veteran who has fought for America, I resent that my share of taxes is enjoyed in any way by joe wilson or those other republicans who refuse to engage in meaningful employment for the American people. Once you people agree to go elsewhere- off American soil - then, and only then, would I ever cast a vote for joe wilson - or, all the rest of you people living in your perpetual state of denial.

And good riddance to rubbish on your way out, too.

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RE: Anonymous, 9/10/09, 9:52 pm

Thought that would happen, too. It seems now joe wilson thinks he has immunity, between his bad behavior and supporters of his bad-acting behavior. Whatever happened to (supposedly) those good ol' southern manners?

Just fostering more and more divisiveness, race-baiting, hate-mongering, lawlessness, disrespect of the US President's position/office; but, nonetheless and alas, a boost to joe's coffers....At the expense of MOST of those poor, white southern, illiterate, die-hard confederates who would rather die than accept that 'the joe wilsons' of this country are not in the majority.

One can only hope. I'm trying to become (more) optimistic, though.

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Jan Van Wagner 9/10, 5:31 pm

Poor, illiterate, white-southerner, die-hard dixie confederate, right?

Next time, at least pretend to make the attempt to be coherent -your grammar is atrocious!!!! This is the 21st century. There is no excuse for such a display of your lack of basic/rudimentary punctuation with so many run-on sentences and thoughts.

What was your point, again?

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Billy,

You joe wilson supporting-fringe right-winger-by choice - but, one more expressed opinion one can only accept and respond to. Do you people misquote facts on purpose or do you really believe those southern boys are telling you the whole truth? At this point, I'd settle for a quarter of the truth from any right-winger who is also a fringe confederate lover.

Examples: (1) The truth of what the Democrats did for the - not illegals, Billy - but, illegal immigrants, was to make doctors live up to the Hippocratic oath and dispense with care. In a hospital, no less. (2) How many days did it take to find out where mark "I won't accept any stimulus money" sanford was hiding? And on the S Carolinians' dime, at that. (3) glenn beck is an ADHD-type who whips you all into a frenzy, writes books about it, you people buy the books, and he gets richer by the minute. Sure, I, too, get that it's capitalism at its best. But, do you get he's using you and all the other die-hard confederates on both ends: rallying you and then exploiting it for his benefit on the other end. Too complicated for you to understand, Billy? Thought so. (4) hannity of fixed-news is just glad to be in the hunt these days since glen beck is rising so fast. But he has his moments by repeatedly - and joining glen b - playing Rev Wright to keep you people in a 'tizzy.' And (5), joe wilson was for healthcare reform before he was against it. Check the record....I'm sure one of his leaders pointed out to him that he should/could not vote against the hand that feeds him - the insurance companies. Or, at least, that's not the way conservatives elected to perform as representatives in the US House conduct their business. Why, that's voting against the best interests of the people. And why would he ever contemplate such a vote.

Billy, you're a late-comer to serious thinking, but I'll be kind enough to enlighten you: beck, rush, hannity - the joe wilson of tv - and even ol' joe himself, they're users and you people are their prey.

Do to your mouth (thoughts, in this case) what you do to your wallet - keep it shut, real tight!!!!

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Billy,

Your 9/10/09, 10:44 pm response was almost funny except that reading from the rest of your 'stuff,' it seems you may be serious.

And let the rest of them eat cake or take advil.......some such wording (or, other utter nonsense) from the posters held by the 9/12ers. Just sheer arrrogance and a lack of empathy. But, you're in your comfort zone: spewing out right-wing, conservative, illiterate, poor white southern, die-hard confederate loving rhetoric. Why do you all repeat the same nonsense constantly? Is that a ploy to make what you think or say become the truth? And for whose benefit? Don't you think the rest of the normal Americans see through this folly !!!! You people frustrate Job; not to mention how remorseful God has surely become.

Sometimes you've got to 'hold your hand' while knowing that you grasp what all is going on. That is what I dislike about all of you right-wing conservative, illiterate, poor white southern, die-hard confederate lovers. Just be quiet sometimes !!!! Real people are thinking and we cannot do that with all of the uproar and nonsense you people constantly stir up. If it's not the birthers, it's the against something or the other; when it's not the elected 'joe wilsons', it's the insurance companies; if not the I-hate-government-between-me-and-my-doctors folks, then it's the ones yelling 'the President is a foreigner.' You people cannot seem to stick to one thing: and that's why your yells and pretenses at protesting are so unbelievable. You all lose steam because the lies are proven to be lies, afterall. And yet you all persist in floating one lie after the other. When does enough become enough? Persistence is not a virtue in your right-wingers' efforts.

Understand that your 'joe wilsons' are the reasons you all appear so grossly unorganized while attempting to prove one lie after the other; and then, displaying bad behavior which you all deem heroic. Don't appreciate what I'm saying to you, but at least accept it as food for thought. Why is it that the leaders for the birthers, deathers, 9/12ers keep you all so agitated; going for the kill to prove one lie to the next; leading you people haphazardly up and down the primrose lanes? Because you people are the ones who pay the bills, their bread and butter market, the tried and true money-makers when all else fails. They are well aware of this fact. It's called strategizing for them, all done to maximize profits at your expense. And believe me, you people, with your true-to-the-cause fervor, are the one commodity that will not be out-sourced. Plus, the strategists know the strings to pull to play to your group-fears. On a slow news or potential marginal profit making day, watch as they plaster tapes of Rev Wright on any and every conceivable available outlet. They're users and you people are the suckers. Yes, fear will/can/does bring out the latent everything in this specimen called humans.

Stop, I say; be quiet. Declare the rest of the year QUIET TIME and devote that time to just a little studying. You may learn something that will help each of you make better informed and wiser choices - Although, at this juncture I'd accept anything just to have some peace and quiet from all of that rabble-rousing, malcontent nonsense you people spew. Take a break. Believe me when I say we all deserve one. I'm tired of seeing you people on tv and hearing you or about you on the radio. Especially since I neither watch your tv stations (especially 'fixed' news) nor listen to your radio stations.

Just do us real Americans a favor - take a much-deserved break. Afterall, how can we ever forget this most miserable summer when you people began your protests against anything that was a known lie.

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You are obviously not poor if you have a computer, monitor, outlet, and the necessary cables along with internet access. I think you're a liar, not Barack.

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Opponents of the Confederate flag see it as an overt symbol of racism, because of slavery in the United States and the establishment of the Jim Crow laws in Southern states. The American flag, the Stars and Bars, still flies and did fly over the country during the time of slavery and the Jim Crow laws. Therefore, using the same logic should the American flag be removed and banned from flying at the various buildings and cemeteries in the United States? Also, I believe this administration is going to allow the Communist Chinese Flag to fly over the White House. Where are our priorities? What is this administration thinking?

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You almost - ALMOST, I say - made me think that you "get it" until you went south.

The analogy about the American flag: now do you people understand why African-Americans 'play the race card?' You're correct about this country's complicity in all things concerning African-Americans. Now, even with that, realize this: African-Americans determine to whom they attach/give their loyalty to; not you people.

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greg,

You so succinctly defined the area that is viewed as the area where the majority of the people are poor, white, illiterate, backwards in their thinking, confederates die-hards, teabaggers, conservative, republican, 9/12ers, uninformed, etc.......So, if the southern states adopted its flag in defiance to the US, and decided to fly it from a flagpole, how would you remotely think it's remotely connected to the US flag? Doesn't fit; won't work; not logical. Don't you fly your confederate flag today? Does that mean the south has its own........But, let's remember, now: THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR!!!! How does that fact ALWAYS seem to be overlooked or left out of your ramblings. THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR.

Your statement: 'Also, I believe this administration is going to allow the Communist Chinese Flag to fly over the White House. Where are our priorities? What is this administration thinking?' This 'thing' that you poor, white, illiterate, backwards thinking, cofederates die-hards, teabaggers, conservative, republican, 9/12ers, uninformed, etc. do -is called 'projection.' You just heard about sarah p's lecture to the Chinese, didn't you.

But what is 'projection?' A lie; you people attribute the worst of your behavior/s to whomever you are in disagreement with. Did you hear about glen b? He's trying to line up you teabaggers to make 9/28 a national day of prayer - Yom Kippur, a Jewish day of prayer and fasting. Know where he (says he) got the idea? Ol' Tom - Thomas Jefferson.

You people need to medicate some more....

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Some call Joe Wilson a great statesman, and are even proud of his “Shout Out”, so lets see, he says, he was told by the Republican leadership to apologize (he did not realize the magnitude of his mistake), he then gives his weak “not for reals” apology, but then goes on to those “Commentator Talk Shows” and basically says he real was not wrong and plays the victim card and calls for people to send in for money to support him for re-election. Had he kept quiet after his apology, that might have been the end of it but now that people know he lied about the apology the story will continue, until he is out of a job and the funny thing is, he does not see it coming. This summer has been rough for his beleaguered political party. At least he did not end up on the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC). In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”. The birthers, the tea baggers, the screamers, and the deathers continued extreme minority presence will become tiresome to mainstream America, if it has not already done so.

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Your comment is an eloquent statement of truth about the Hipocritical left and how it treats anyone with an "R" behind their name.

I am a hispanic male conservative and love my country. I served 8 years in the US Navy. I served under both Presidents Carter and Reagan. The country is crying out for another Reagan to lead us out of this dark time. The Socialists want to lead the entire country kicking and screaming if need be into a nanny state they will be the only privilaged in. Misery loves company will be our countries national motto if they get their way.

Democrats want to find ways to disqualify votes cast by our military and yet they want to allow votes by convicted felons. So it seems that even if you have made a huge mistake in the past and have done much harm to others they will forgive you (they are assuming that you will vote a straight democratic ticket) but cannot move past the fact that Rep. Joe Wilson is very proud of his heritage. Just because Rep. Joe Wilson voted a certain way in the past does not make him unable to discern a lie when he see's it. It seems their hipocracy has no limits.

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All of you Southern, inbred, racist, bigoted, red-necks should either,

1) Go to college, or even better, finish the 8th grade, get some common sense (not Glenn Beck's)
or 2) Go kill yourselves and quit embarassing our country.

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the confederate flag is not a racist symbol for true southern patriots. that has been a big misunderstanding. the south is still independent but a nation inside the us awaiting a peace treaty. we still have a government. for any southern patriots or confederate flag supporters here go to ConfederateStatesOfAmerica.org to learn more about our government

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amen

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Hey Leroy,I think you are a little confused.Do you think the muslim religion is one of GODS and our countries given rights? they want to kill all amreicans ,you stupid as%.Now ,don`t get me wrong, there are christion muslims also, but the true muslim wants to kill them too.Obama is a true muslim.You can bet on it.AS far as the confederate flag goes,It is a symbal of southern heritage, and should not be forgotten. You must be black,and have hate for your ancesters.You also must be a democrat. Maybe you should look into your democratic Senator Byrd who was the grand master of the KKK.The democrats did not free the blacks. It was the republicans.

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First and foremost, it's evident that you are not knowledgeable in your history; and furthermore, it's apparent that you have no compassion for the feelings of African Americans regarding the Confederate Flag and what it symbolize to THEM. In regards to African Americans having BET...etc. just think, White Americans have everything else.

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Guess What? YOU GOT THAT ONE WRONG!!!We repub's won back the house and almost got the senate.Love to see you with egg on your face. I have one of the confedrate flagesa that flew over the state house with doc's signed from Joe Wilson .Thank God he was reelected and God Bless the SOUTH!