They stood against the main principal of our country’s Founders: All men are created equal. They stood against freedom to vote, land ownership, a United States of America and, most of all, the continued enslavement of people they viewed as sub-human. They invoked Christianity to back this up, as if Jesus would have been on their side.
That time in our American history belongs in a museum, not celebrated with statues and represented on state flags. There are more things in common between a Confederate symbol and a Nazi symbol, than a Confederate symbol and the U.S. Constitution.
Steve Carr, Fresno