NextYearIsHere, on 26 January 2012 - 02:54 PM, said:
You mentioned that Americans have a right to listen to that song, and I don't deny that. However, I find it ironic that the song represents the Confederacy, an institution which would have not granted all men equal rights. Just an observation.
And if I'm honest, I like the tune as well. But it offends a lot of people. Same with the Confederate flag. It doesn't bother me, but I'd rather not fly it because of some of the things it represented. Also, I consider myself an American and choose not to fly the flag that would have broken apart our country.
But whatever, I'm just trying to say that why don't people embrace a song that isn't full of negative connotations for millions of Americans? I'd prefer the South move forward from what happened 150 years ago anyways
More responses for you:
1. Fwiw, "God Save the South" was the official national anthem of the CSA. Ergo, that song "officialy" represents the CSA, as does the motto, "Deo Vindice".
2. Well now, NYIH, you are avoiding a couple of my questions. Please answer them. Again I ask, what would you define as "the American way of life"? Also, what would you define as the Confederate way of life?
3. The United States did not grant equal rights to all officially until 1965. For 4 years, the CSA rebelled and seceded from the USA. Ergo, to claim that the CSA and the songs that are akin to it are the epitome of negligence to the Constitution, as you are doing, is to use extremely faulty logic. Let's compare the two here; USA= 185 years of denying equal rights to all and CSA= 4 years of denying equal rights to all.
4. So, using your logic, you do not do the following: stand at attention during the national anthem of the US and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Is that correct? I mean come on now, if you did, you stand to offend someone.
1st State Prediction of 2013
bluelightstar, on 26 March 2013 - 09:28 PM, said:
You aren't winning in Starkville, and Hugh Freeze is going to see what he's really started.
Engie's prediction on the M-State and Ole Miss 2013 Signing classes
engie, on 30 April 2013 - 12:17 PM, said:
Yet MSU will have 10 from that in the NFL -- and OM will be lucky to get 2 or 3.
"We didn't play out of hatred for anyone. It was more of playing out of love for one another and this university." - Coach Freeze
University of Mississippi officials have confirmed reports that the school’s reserve of damns has been completely exhausted.
“We are out of damns to give. We do not give one single damn,” Chancellor Dan Jones told reporters