Those who fly Confederate flags have forgotten our history. The American flag stands for freedom. The Confederate army fought a war against this great nation. That war was about one thing, slavery. Every single Confederate state mentioned slavery as their primary reason for succeeding from the union. They went to war, and killed their neighbors, because they wanted slaves. They wanted to steal the labor of their fellow human beings, use them like beasts, and sell their sons and daughters for profit.

The Confederacy is a stain on this country. It is the US version of the German Nazi Party. Flying that flag in front of your house says a lot about you. It is the flag of racists and traitors. White men, like myself, must do more to share this terrible history with our friends and neighbors, to honor the country our grandfathers fought for. 

David Torrow-Coffee

Clifton Springs