Sasha asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

Why in The South does The Confederate Flag fly over public buildings?

I've lived in many places in America and never have I seen The Confederate Flag flying over public buildings in The South? I'm curious as to why? It's flys over schools, library's, The State Capitol Building, jails and many public buildings. The South lost the war from what I was taught.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    This is a bit troll-ish. most of the examples of the southern states who added the rebel flag to their state flags got ashamed enough to change them to keep from paying for lawsuits a few years ago. The confederate battle flag is what the rednecks and racists have abused. Most of these dummies don't even know that it was not the flag of the Confederate States of America. Just as the swastika, the confederate battle flag was damaged forever by its misuse by the hate groups and whatever the original meaning is lost forever. To the world both of these icons mean hate and violence.. nothing more.

  • 1 decade ago

    The only public building I've seen a Confederate flag fly over in Texas is the rest stop at the Texas Louisiana line. It's the real Confederate flag, not the battle flag. It flys along side ALL of the six flags to fly over Texas.

    @V2

    Could have been Anthony Hervey

    http://blog.dangerousnegro.com/?p=121&cpage=1

    Or H.K. Edgerton

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8hPo6mYnks

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    Source(s): http://www.flagandbanner.com/fab/productpage.asp?i... Here's a picture I took of that and some of the other flags, I was wondering why they were at half-mast. http://www.snapmylife.com/pictures/show/3651604
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Where in the South are you speaking of? The South, the Mid South, the Deep South?

    "never have I seen The Confederate Flag flying over public buildings in The South?"

    What does this mean exactly?

  • 1 decade ago

    I've never seen it, and I've lived in Texas and traveled through the South my whole life. Regardless, when it is flown now, it isn't as much supporting the war against the North as much as it is supporting Souther pride. Cause we are a different kind down here. And none state is better than the great state of Texas (only state who can fly their flag = to the American flag)

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  • shimek
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    human beings fly accomplice flags for many motives, especially because of the fact they are able to. Flying the accomplice flag, and exhibiting it on license plates irritates some racist minorities and guilt-ridden whites. it is yet another excuse some do. i don't have a accomplice registration code on my motor vehicle, yet I do have a Gadsden Flag plate. all people attempting to vandalize my motor vehicle might quickly remorseful approximately it. no count if or no longer they tolerate foreign places allegiances or racism is beside the point.

  • C
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The Confederate flag does not fly over government buildings. Some states do have state flags with the Stars and Bars incorporated into their design though and Confederate flags do fly over some war memorials.

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  • It's because the confederacy was part of the state's history, most states fly all the flags that are part of the states' history.

    Good examples would be Louisiana and Texas, for more info on the flags please feel free to check these websites:

    http://www.louisiana101.com/rr_flag_history.html

    http://www.lsjunction.com/facts/6flags.htm

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Never seen it in Texas apart from on the back of the odd redneck truck!

  • V2
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It's part of Southern identity. Please remember that general Sherman is still the enemy #1 in the South (well, may be after Obama). The funny thing is that I saw a black guy waving the Confederate flag while traveling through Atlanta. Still regret I left my camera in the hotel.

  • 1 decade ago

    What I can't figure is why they're so gung-ho to fly the American flag. In view of what happened during and after the civil war I find it rather ridiculous.

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