Many people have a negative view of the Confederate Battle Flag and feel it carries negative historical connotations. The Confederate flag is, however, representative of the lives lost defending their country and way of life, no different than the American flag. The US Congress has recognized this view too.
- The confederate battle flag represents not slavery, but veterans who were fighting for their country.
- The battle flag of the confederacy is not a symbol of hate but instead honors those who died defending their way of life.
- The author is himself a patriot and student of history and so believes he sees the flag in a better educated context than those comparing it to Nazi swastikas.
“The Confederate battle flag, to me, represents only those Americans who fought and died for their country.”