: There is currently a big debate in South Carolina over whether the state legislature should take down the Confederate flag. I am not leaning either way on the issue, I think it is something that the states populace needs to decide. However, I have heard some good arguments either way.
Flags and embloms the same the world over.
: :(What they should be worrying about is if the black population every stopped calling each other nigger and started to call each other comrade, then the North Could Rise Again!!)
: What I find interesting though is that people in the North are just as racist as in the South. Having lived in both, the only difference I have noted is that in the South people are not as afraid to express their views. Both are just as unhealthy.
I can believe that.
: : To me it's the same deal, uni's have been bombed and burned in Northern Ireland for less.
: What is important though is that it is not endorsed by the state. It sets a precedent.
That is significant right enough, endorsement by the state conveys the wrong sort of legitimacy upon what is a proto-racist symbol.
: I am not quite following you here. Marriages are recognized by the state as being legally binding contracts. What I think is important is that couples get special benefits in the way of taxes. Homosexuals should be afforded the same privilege.
That's what I suspected, it's not so much the recognition of the association that as legitimate that is wanted as the benefits and privileges, I have to totally disgaree with you here but then I believe marriage is about procreation and with that in mind homosexuals would never be deserving of the same benefits as heterosexuals.
: Some would argue it was more humane then, as there were certain guidelines that countries followed. Civilian populations were not murdered or used as targets.
Well, not until after the French revolution anyway, the french revolutionary war was one of the first examples of a total war where the civilians and the soldiers where harder to differentiate between.