Whats the problem with the confederate flag?

now,my friend is a rockabilly like me....you know,tigh jeans,engineer boots white shirt and leather jacket....he wears a belt and the buckles a confederate flag? so what?.....why do people assume it means slavery...as i recll the civil war wasnt fought over slavery...it was fought of taxes...slavery became a issue... show more now,my friend is a rockabilly like me....you know,tigh jeans,engineer boots white shirt and leather jacket....he wears a belt and the buckles a confederate flag? so what?.....why do people assume it means slavery...as i recll the civil war wasnt fought over slavery...it was fought of taxes...slavery became a issue at the end of the war,northerners had slaves up until then too? he rocks it cause to many...it means rebellion,if your gonna ban the confederate ban the american flag,the american flag has native americans blood on it...as does the confederate flag with african americans? (and im not from the south,i live in michigan)
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