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Woman Tries to Steal Rebel Flag from Man’s Pickup Truck

WEEKI WACHEE – While Jacob Ortlieb was enjoying a day at the Upper Deck Restaurant on Darlene Street Wednesday, he had no idea that someone down below was tampering with his pickup truck.

According to a Sheriff’s Office report, 29-year-old Laura Marie Welsh left the restaurant and was headed to her car, when she noticed the a Rebel (Confederate) flag waving in the bed of Ortlieb’s pickup truck. For reasons unknown, Welsh attempted to take the flag by cutting it away from its mooring.

An independent witness observed the offense and called law enforcement.

Deputies responded to the restaurant, where they located Welsh and placed her into custody.

Welsh is charged with one count of Burglary and is free on $1,000 bond.

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  • The loser never gets to fly their flag so off it goes lol

    Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 8:38 pm
  • T Smith, it’s not my fault people are ignorant.

    Sunday, 12 April 2015, 1:14 pm
  • Wow…looks like someone just finished their high school history class! Proud of you Billy, hope you got an A. If you’d like to remember something else that might help you in the future…this website is not called “Billy News.” Now Billy, please turn off your computer and go back to class! Lol!

    Saturday, 11 April 2015, 8:10 pm
  • As I said before the discussion of the history of the flag is irrelevant. She only took it because it’s decorative. That’s it everyone that is talking about the civil war , y’all are completely off the subject she took it because she has no respect for OTHER PEOPLES PROPERTY . Simple act of thievery. If I possess it it is mine. Just like the rest of the Hernando county drug subculture.

    Friday, 10 April 2015, 2:54 pm
    • In my opinion, racism and ignorance cost Americans much more than some petty thief.

      It made the news because she stole a Slavery flag. RNRF doesn’t report every crime.

      Friday, 10 April 2015, 4:03 pm
  • Its a flag that’s all decorative. Doubtful that she took it for no other reason. Most likely she doesn’t have any education . all the debate on its roots is moot.

    Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 7:38 pm
    • Actually, the idea of a “debate” isn’t an accurate description here.

      What you have are the facts of the people who succeeded and created their own country. They, not me or my opinion, were very clear that it was to preserve slavery. There are many primary source documents that prove this.

      It’s kinda sad, some of the people above, stumbling over themselves, never having read a document from the time, claiming some sort of knowledge; using words like “dumbass” when they have zero evidence for their position.

      There is no moral defense of slavery, or of the south’s succession and of course, flying or defending the “battle flag”.

      Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 11:11 pm
  • Lol San, then you’d have something to offer! Frankly your words and your pre conceived notions don’t override the clear statements of the southern leaders.

    Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 2:37 pm
    • I never said slavery wasn’t part of it, but it was far more complex! The North would have never gone to war solely based on slavery!

      Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 8:19 pm
      • Lol!! Now you can somehow use your mind-reading skills to determine the sufficiency for war on the part of the North, after clearly demonstrating you have read nothing about the south!!

        Of course the war was complex. But again, according to southern documents, we can very clearly determine: No Slavery, no Civil War.

        Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 7:53 am
      • Here’s an idea, this will make things more interesting. You read at least 3 of the succession documents from the slave states. Then you can tell me why slavery wasn’t main factor in the war.

        Then you can offer me some primary source document that proves your position. I’ll read that, then we will understand each other better.

        Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 10:09 am
  • It is amazing that a story like this really brings the dumbasses like Billy out of the woodwork to bless us with his vast knowledge and amazing research abilities of the Civil War.

    Monday, 6 April 2015, 2:34 pm
    • Aww, did your feelings get hurt? Sorry. But if you would have read up, you’d be feeling fine right now. You’re a bad southerner for not agreeing with the people who succeeded.

      So don’t get mad at me, get mad at those who lied to you and never told you about what the southern leaders said and how easy it is to find the truth.

      Monday, 6 April 2015, 4:23 pm
      • I don’t know about Sick of Billy, but I am not a southerner! In fact, I hail from Detroit and I am sorry, but you do NOT know your history! I doubt any one down here is mad at you, actual we “bless your precious little heart!”

        Monday, 6 April 2015, 5:03 pm
        • I’m sorry you’re from Detroit, but I do like the Red Wings. I know my history, much better than you – obviously.

          Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 2:49 pm
          • Why are you sorry? Sounds like you know about as much about Detroit as you do the Civil War between the States! Some thing are very complex and not just black and white! Many shade of GRAY and I don’t mean the movie! Bless your precious little heart!

            Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 8:15 pm
          • A million people moved out, houses for a dollar, the Lions superbowl record… But I do enjoy the Red Wings, Datsuk, Zetterberg, those guys rock!

            So when you gather yourself and have something to offer, I’m interested to learn why slavery wasn’t the main cause of the war and why that flag isn’t disgusting. Please enlighten me

            Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 7:57 am
        • Ok, Sam, did some of your homework for you. It seems this “States Rights” garbage started soon after the beginning of the war.

          You see, the south needed help from Europe, and if you remember, Europe wasn’t too fond of slavery. Even when Jefferson went there in the 1770’s, his slaves that went with him to France were free there.

          The south was never formally recognized by any other country (that I could find). They desperately needed to, and started spinning stuff about states rights in order to gain recognition from Europe.

          Sorry to say, the more documents I read, the more I found that pre-war, during succession, pre-succession, pre-election of 1860 – all the talk was about slavery.

          I didn’t find any thing about any efforts to amend the US constitution in favor of “states rights”.

          Thursday, 9 April 2015, 9:48 am
  • The “SAME PERSON” in this article was “ARRESTED” once “AGAIN” at 4:20am “THIS MORNING” for “DRUG POSSESSION”. She is “NOT ONLY” a “THIEF” but a “DRUG ABUSER” as well..And you want to argue about what the Rebel flag means??? “REALLY”!!?!?!!
    http://www.hernandosheriff.org/Jail/Applications/JailSearch/JailSearchDetails.aspx?BookNo=HCSO15JBN001813

    Monday, 6 April 2015, 10:37 am
    • YUP! She is a Convicted felon with a record going back to 2007! Check the county records for Laura Marie Welsh.

      Monday, 6 April 2015, 1:47 pm
  • you can never outlaw the southern flag or right to displayit, its history billy so go live in another country

    Monday, 6 April 2015, 12:59 am
    • You can fly the Nazi flag here too! What flags you can fly doesn’t change history. Doesn’t make a lot of sense why a “man” would fly such a symbol then expect people to be all PC about it.

      Monday, 6 April 2015, 10:17 am
      • YUP! You can’t change history and you really need to do some studying! Not just what you what to believe that you search for on google!
        The war between the State was a whole lot more complex than the despicable realities of the slavery of that time in history! The Stars and Bars does NOT represent current day support for slavery! Actual many use it to express their REBEL spirit!

        Monday, 6 April 2015, 1:34 pm
        • You might “feel’ that way. But the words of the founders of the confederacy, their legislatures are clear.

          The BS spin is from people who for some reason want to change history. Guess it’s not 1860 anymore and it’s not cool to be a pro-slavery racist anymore. I get that.

          But don’t get offended when you learn the truth about your history. Get mad a those who’ve lied about it.

          All I’m doing is giving you fact-based info so you don’t sound like an idiot.

          You’re welcome. Geez!

          Monday, 6 April 2015, 4:27 pm
  • get over it its a flag,fly whatever flag you want its america remember that

    Sunday, 5 April 2015, 10:09 pm
    • You gonna fly an ISIS flag? You have any idea how much $ and harm this BS has caused? Maybe you can put FREEDOM in all caps and sound really cool too!

      Sunday, 5 April 2015, 10:30 pm
      • Any current day cost are from modern day race baiters stirring up people by telling people the Stars and Bars is something that it is not!

        Monday, 6 April 2015, 2:19 pm
        • Current day costs are caused by what? Multiple things. I can remember lots of real *bad* stuff being ok. I think 100 years of Jim Crow would do that. Lynchings, all that crap, not being able to buy a house, work etc. Lot has changed over the last 30 years. People like Sharpton don’t get it – in my opinion and agree they make things worse probablymore than they help.

          But, what I’m talking about is the Cause of the Civil War and that disgusting Flag. The war, NOT in my words, BUT in the words of the Southern Leaders, to Preserve Slavery.

          So don’t argue with me, call up some deal leaders and argue with them.

          The Flag, that “battle flag” represents the efforts of the confederacy to preserve slavery.

          Someone might tell you it doesn’t, then in the same breath, they will say the war wasn’t about slavery; which of course is dead wrong, as you now know.

          So yes, this flag being flown by ignorant and/or racists, is just as damaging as Sharpton, probably worse.

          Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 2:57 pm
          • Or by people who consider it a rebel (renegade/ free spirit) flag that don’t dwell in the past! I don’t find it offensive and as I said before I’m from Detroit(hint)!

            Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 8:28 pm
          • If you consider it a free spirit flag, then you are unaware of what it stands for.

            That’s like saying the Tampa Bay Rays emblem signifies the Red Sox, because I just like it better that way.

            Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 8:01 am
  • It might belong in a museum, but the cause of the war and what it stands for are disgusting.

    If a person is flying a flag that symbolizes racism and/or slavery than that person would have about the same credibility as someone wearing a OJ Simpson is innocent t shirt. That person certainly would be ignorant or immoral.

    Just because something has historical value doesn’t mean we embrace it out try to spin it into something it wasn’t.

    That flag represents the worst part of our history.

    Sunday, 5 April 2015, 3:23 pm
  • WOW!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YA ALL????? So I have got to ask, what part of the south
    are we currently living in? That flag symbolizes History as it was. It does not matter what
    The war was about or who started it. It was about changing the course of History, whether
    It was for the good of mankind or not. Let’s all remember that no war is purpose full. We have
    Made many decisions in changing and making History, whether it was right or wrong. If you hate the South, why are you living in it. I am an Army Veteran and frankly all this is disturbing. These flags are a part of our History, it also should be a reminder of who we are today and what we have today. Would this be this way if that war never took place. Our President of this country has
    Made many changes to our Constitutional rights, does this mean that we should hate the American flag. This is our country, it is because of these conflict in History that has been a large part of what we call today FREEDOM.

    Sunday, 5 April 2015, 2:17 pm
    • AMEN BRO!

      Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 8:29 pm
    • What’s wrong with you? Why don’t you know your own history?

      If you love the confederacy, and hate America, why are you here?

      Actually, the confederate flag is about SLAVERY and TREASON. Specifically, this flag was used to go into battle and kill US soldiers.

      I don’t know how as an American and Army Vet you can condone such a disgusting flag.

      Thursday, 9 April 2015, 10:00 am
  • The confederate staed were formed explicitly to preserve slavery. Their “battle flag” is symbolic of that.

    As evidenced by a few writers above, they don’t understand their own history.

    Therefore, it is correct to say that those who defend our fly the flag are ignorant and/or racist.

    Sunday, 5 April 2015, 8:58 am
  • Michelle Obama can say black girls rock but We cant say white people rock, sounds like Michelle Obama is racist to me, oh wait, never mind she’s black and a black person cant be racist.

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 11:17 pm
  • the real question is WHY did she want to steal this flag?? is the other one a “Don’t tread on Me” flag? I’d want that one!!

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 10:53 pm
  • lol… sheep. believe what ever you come across first on the internet…. if Google says its true.. it must be so. DO research people, form your own opinion…. on a side note, to say ignorant shit like ‘sad truth is that most people who display this flag can’t even read to know where it originates from” is just… ignorant?! people have a right to feel proud of whatever heritage is part of their family history….. for the record, my relatives including my parents are from Italy and me from Chicago….

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 10:51 pm
    • AMEN!

      Sunday, 5 April 2015, 10:15 am
    • To say that the Civil War was fought for a reason that doesn’t exist is ignorant. To fly a flag that symbolizes racism, isn’t very moral or worth of any respect.

      One who says that the Civil War was fought for something other than slavery must know something more than the southern leaders of 1860. Because in 1860, the southern leaders and the documents they voted on, were very clear.

      So, yes, it’s either racist or ignorant to fly a confederate flag and consider yourself a moral person.

      Sunday, 5 April 2015, 6:47 pm
  • Don’t know if It’s true, but I read Robert Lee didn’t own slaves or believe in slavery.

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 9:59 pm
  • This article is about “THEFT”, not the Civil War! Stop “DEFLECTING” the “REAL ISSUE” of the “article”! THEFT IS THEFT, THEFT, THEFT, THEFT, THEFT, it is “ILLEGAL” regardless of what ANYONE thinks about the reason(s) for the Civil War, “IT IS THEFT”, plain & simple!!!!!

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 2:28 pm
  • At best it was about states rights to own slaves.

    People who know their history are disgusted by the flag.

    Richard had been hearing second hand info and hasn’t done much research.

    As I said before, I’ll believe the words of the southern leaders at the time of succession. They were extremely clear that the war was to preserve slavery.

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 11:51 am
  • Btw…..I’m not a liberal, I’m a conservative and even those I know states rights were the true basis for the civil war, I still despise the conferate flag, as for me, it’s a constant reminder of a group of people who supported or reated others inhumanely and, in fact, is still the most racist area in the U.S. today.

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 11:47 am
    • The most racist part of this country is Washington DC

      Saturday, 4 April 2015, 8:12 pm
      • Sounds about right!

        Saturday, 4 April 2015, 8:45 pm
      • ^^^^^^ bingo

        Monday, 6 April 2015, 6:32 pm
  • Actually Richard is correct, succession was about economics and stated rights. If one studies history they will find that to be true, and the civil war would have happened whether slavery existed or not. It was however used to fuel the fight over states rights, but the REAL issue was whether the federal government could compel stated to follow federal laws if they opposed those made or desired by the states. The war was a power struggle.

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 11:43 am
    • If Richard was correct, he would have made a point. He has heard a lot of BS, but has obviously never read and primary documents.

      Monday, 6 April 2015, 12:51 am
  • Bet her Baby Daddy is black

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 10:21 am
  • Ok, so what I gather from the above post(s) is that if I find something offensive I am free to destroy or remove personal property without consequence? I guess the Sheriffs office needs to do more in house training then…………….lol.

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 9:04 am
  • You have to be wanting something to be offended by to worry about that flag. Frankly, it is about history and the word is “history”. Get over it and realize that was a long time ago. Leave people alone, let them think what they want. No reason to get all fussed up over something that happened sooooooo many years ago. Past history cannot be changed because some one is offended by an age old symbol. Get over yourselves.

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 8:58 am
  • I’ve seen numerous pickups flying that Rebel flag. It represents ignorance from a time long past…I’d like to burn them all.

    Saturday, 4 April 2015, 8:48 am
  • I used to think the way Richard and Mary, above, think. Until I started researching and learningabout the civil war and slavery in America. Mostly by reading source documents from the time and prior.

    That flag is truly disgusting. And only the ignorant or racist people among us fly or defend it.

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 11:54 pm
    • i dont know what books you read but history is distorted by modern fact not facts of the day ,terrible thins happen in war, the flag represented another point of view ,a way of life.which the north well new a took part off.dont be foolishly led by highbrow views many blacks served an the confederate side willingly,that flag is part of the south,you may dispise it but it still part of the history of the south.an so is the American flag.respect both of them.

      Saturday, 4 April 2015, 6:42 am
      • Well said, Mr. Locker. Perhaps you have some first person accounts you’d like to share?

        Or perhaps you’d like just admit you know nothing about the war?

        Or better yet, put your tail between your legs and start spouting off about other stuff you know nothing about?

        People who can think clearly will never agree with your drivel.
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        What blacks? What are their names? Did you know there are jews who voted for arafat, palestinians who voted for Netenyahu? That freakin means that when the south said the war was to preserve slavery, they didn’t mean it?

        Hello? Is anyone home? Hello?

        Monday, 6 April 2015, 12:41 am
  • Just Google secession documents for starters. Or read about the election of 1860. SC’s the first to succeed, is very interesting. The “cornerstone” speech is also very telling among many others.

    Real historians look at this stuff, not some racist dudes’ rationalizations.

    Lots of good thing about the south. This certainly isn’t something to protect or dignify.

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 11:48 pm
  • If you don’t like something look away…..no one is forcing you to look at it. Over sensitive liberal morons.

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 11:47 pm
  • I fully agree with Billy. The flag is super offensive, and the sad truth is that most people who display this flag can’t even read to know where it originates from……..

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 11:37 pm
  • Richard, you say things like “nothing could be further from the truth” but you offer no other realistic reason for the war. You offer no realistic reason for the southern states succeeding. You do have a nice way of putting words together.

    But your nice way of putting things doesn’t seem to trump the spoken and written words of the southern leaders and their legislature’s of the time.

    I’m going to trust their words, that secession and war was to preserve slavery. I think they know a lot better than you.

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 10:52 pm
    • How about a link to these documents you refer to?

      Friday, 3 April 2015, 11:29 pm
    • Hey, Lets put the girl that stole the flag in JAIL. Both getting off subject.

      Saturday, 4 April 2015, 5:07 am
  • If the war wasn’t about slavery, why did the southern leaders say it was at the time?

    Revisionist spun aside the fact remains, no slavery no war.

    It’s very simple, the north had made many concessions as well, fugitive slave laws, compromises, the Dred Scott decision.

    None of this takes away from the clear motives of the south as evidenced by their words and documents.

    Without slavery their would be no war.

    It’s time to embrace the real culture of the south not our greatest failure.

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 10:43 pm
  • Many people think the Civil War of 1860-1865 was fought over one issue alone, slavery. Nothing could actually be further from the truth. The War Between the States began because the South demanded States’ rights and were not getting them.

    The Congress at that time heavily favored the industrialized northern states to the point of demanding that the South sell is cotton and other raw materials only to the factories in the north, rather than to other countries. The Congress also taxed the finished materials that the northern industries produced heavily, making finished products that the South wanted, unaffordable. The Civil War should not have occurred. If the Northern States and their representatives in Congress had only listened to the problems of the South, and stopped these practices that were almost like the taxation without representation of Great Britain, then the Southern states would not have seceded and the war would not have occurred.

    I know for many years, we have been taught that the Civil War was all about the abolition of slavery, but this truly did not become a major issue, with the exception of John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, until after the Battle of Antietam in September 1862, when Abraham Lincoln decided to free the slaves in the Confederate States in order to punish those states for continuing the war effort. The war had been in progress for two years by that time.

    Most southerners did not even own slaves nor did they own plantations. Most of them were small farmers who worked their farms with their families. They were fighting for their rights. They were fighting to maintain their lifestyle and their independence the way they wanted to without the United States Government dictating to them how they should behave.

    Why are we frequently taught then, that the Civil War, War of Northern Aggression, War Between the States, or whatever you want to call it, was solely about slavery? That is because the history books are usually written by the winners of a war and this war was won by the Union. However, after following my family around since I was just a year old to Civil War Living History scenarios in Gettysburg and elsewhere, I have listened to both sides of the story, from those portraying historical figures, both Union and Confederate. Through listening to these people and also reading many different books, including some of the volumes of The Official Records of the Civil War, Death in September, The Insanity of It All, Every Day Life During the Civil War, and many others, I have come to the conclusion that the Civil War was about much more than abolishing the institution of slavery.

    It was more about preserving the United States and protecting the rights of the individual, the very tenets upon which this country was founded. I personally think that the people who profess that the Civil War was only fought about slavery have not read their history books. I really am glad that slavery was abolished, but I don’t think it should be glorified as being the sole reason the Civil War was fought. There are so many more issues that people were intensely passionate about at the time. Slavery was one of them, but it was not the primary cause of the war. The primary causes of the war were economics and states’ rights.

    Slavery was a part of those greater issues, but it was not the reason the Southern States seceded from the Union, nor fought the Civil War. It certainly was a Southern institution that was part of the economic system of the plantations, and because of that, it was part and parcel of the economic reasons that the South formed the Confederacy. The economic issue was one of taxation and being able to sell cotton and other raw materials where the producers wanted to, rather than where they were forced to, and at under inflated prices. Funny, it sounds very much like the reason we broke from Great Britain to begin with. The South was within their rights, but there should have been another way to solve the problem. If they had been willing to listen to Abraham Lincoln, perhaps the war could have been avoided. Lincoln had a plan to gradually free the slaves without it further hurting the plantation owners. He also had a plan to allow them to sell their products anywhere they wanted to and at a fair price. They did not choose to listen to the President, however, so they formed the Confederacy and the Civil War began.

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 9:50 pm
    • Thank you Richard, you are one smart fellow! Ever think of becoming a Civil War Reenactor?

      Saturday, 4 April 2015, 1:47 am
      • Smart fellow? LOL! He’s got some basic info down, but misses the major points.

        Sunday, 5 April 2015, 11:19 pm
    • YUP! It was about money, economics and States Rights! I am very happy the end of slavery occurred as a result, but not very happy about the very damaging blow to States Rights!

      Saturday, 4 April 2015, 8:07 am
      • Richard is at a loss, because his dunk uncles and friends “recollections” don’t equate with the reality of the southern leader. Not my opinion, but the clear words of the South.

        The states rights argument is contained to slavery. Nothing else.

        Unless Mr, Sam, the surprise historian has information not known since 1800 or prior!

        Sunday, 5 April 2015, 11:08 pm
    • There was no other “states rights’ issue at the time. In the correspondence between the slave states and D.C., there was no mention of any other issue up to and through secession by the slave states.

      Of course, the secession documents were very clear about the war, as were the southern politicians in 1860.

      To say the war was about any other than slavery is grossly inaccurate at best, and is most likely complete BS. Yes, many southern apologists have lied about this for so long that it seems to have become an entrenched belief.

      But, yes, the world isn’t flat, and the war was about slavery.

      Sunday, 5 April 2015, 6:52 pm
    • So Richard, you write a bunch of partial truths, then end with the south should have listened to Lincoln about bargaining around Slavery?

      Do you even listen to yourself?

      Thursday, 9 April 2015, 9:50 am
  • Read the secession documents. It’s basic reading comprehension, not what you want to believe.

    The documents are clear they started the war to preserve slavery.

    No slavery, no civil war.

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 8:31 pm
  • No Billy you need to re read History the civil war was about the Government trying to tell us how to live. Which they are still trying to do by making everything politically correct if you don’t like it here then go back to wherever you came from

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 8:10 pm
    • Very true Mary. I have been a Union side Civil War Reenactor for the past 20 years. All true historians have no problem whatsoever with the Confederate flag. It is only the uneducated people who think the Civil War was all about Slavery.

      Friday, 3 April 2015, 10:27 pm
      • You haven’t read ANY primary sources from the time. Not one.

        Sunday, 5 April 2015, 10:26 pm
  • Wrong town to do that in dumbo. Haha seen that truck around town too.

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 6:57 pm
  • She should get a medal! The confederates killed more Americans than Osama to preserve slavery.

    And yes I’ve read my history. I know the southern leaders and documents at the time say exactly that.

    So why glorify a disgusting symbol? There are plenty of great things about the south. Why glorify its biggest mistake?

    Either you’re racist, or you’re too ignorant to learn your own history. Either way that flag is disgusting.

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 6:23 pm
    • Thank you for YOUR opinion! AMERICANS died on both sides!

      Friday, 3 April 2015, 6:39 pm
      • Actually the scumbags considered themselves a different country, where freedom only existed for white people My opinions are rooted in reality and a solid knowledge of history. If you had an original thought and some ability to debate, i guess we’d have seen that. Kinda feel sorry for you and the rest of the failure flag people on here, Nothing of value to offer.

        Sunday, 5 April 2015, 11:31 pm
    • The Confederate flag represents whatever the person looking at it wants it to represent, whether it be states rights, slavery, or perhaps it just represents a part of a persons family history, a relative may have been killed during the fighting. The people who died fighting for the South were not all volunteers, some had no choice. And Abraham Lincoln stated that he would have kept slavery if it meant ending the war tomorrow, so do you also feel the same way about the American flag?
      “Either you’re racist, or you’re too ignorant to learn your own history”..so which are you? The fact that you condone theft tells me all I need to know.

      Friday, 3 April 2015, 11:25 pm
      • Of course I don’t condone theft, but the issue of someone being stupid enough to fly a “rebel” flag is more disturbing than a simple theft.

        The flag is a disgusting reminder of the worst part of our history. As you see here, only those ignorant of their history and/or racists fly the flag.

        Thursday, 9 April 2015, 9:54 am
    • Its to bad that your ignorance of history show,they we all Americans,they fought over the issue os state rights,not slavery.that issue came into later when the north was losing the war ,im from the north a transplant myself ,the confederate flag is no more repugnent that any other flag ,so your respect for those who died for it dont desacrate it ,its only a symbol to those of the past…some people hold on to grudges more than others.its a part of our history.you cannot change history,unless you change books .

      Saturday, 4 April 2015, 6:36 am
      • My writings are grounded on a solid knowledge of our history. Perhaps you know more than the founders of the confederacy. They were very clear in their desire for war to preserve slavery. I guess have some inside information that they were unaware of, so that their written declarations were nonsense. They didn’t know what they were voting for, They thought they were voting for equal rights for blacks. So the Jim Crow Laws were just a liberal BS event? Thanks, that clears up a lot

        Sunday, 5 April 2015, 11:17 pm
  • If I want it take it. – – – NO RESPECT for someones else property.

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 6:21 pm
  • liberals, it’s o.k. if I agree with it!

    Friday, 3 April 2015, 6:01 pm

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