In an interview for a documentary “Battle Flag,” Virginia resident Karen Cooper described why she joined the Virginia Flaggers, a group that defends the rebel flag against those who “worship ignorance, historical revisionism and political correctness.”
Cooper, who found the flagging group through her activism in the Tea Party, explained the Confederate flag symbolizes a movement away from big government.
“I actually think that it represents freedom,” she said in an interview for “Battle Flag,” a documentary project about the flag. “It represents a people who stood up to tyranny.”
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The interview comes amid a national discussion about the flag’s meaning — and vocal calls to remove it from government buildings after a rebel flag-supporter shot and killed nine people in a historical black church.
Cooper, a New York native who later settled in Virginia, brushed off the flag’s history in slavery, explaining that oppression is not exclusive to the Confederate.
“I’m not advocating slavery or think that it was right. It wasn’t and none of my friends think it was. It was just something that happened. It didn’t just happen in the South — it happened worldwide.” Besides, “slavery was a choice,” she added, because slaves had a choice to die.
“And I say that because of what Patrick Henry said: ‘Give me liberty, or give me death.’ If we went back to that kind of slavery — no I couldn’t do it. Give me death,” she explained.
If anything, slavery is still alive today, she claimed.
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“I feel I’m a slave now because the federal government does control me. I can’t smoke what I want to smoke. I can’t drink what I want to drink. If I want to put something into my body, it’s my body, not theirs,” she said. “That’s tyranny!”
So Cooper will keep waving the Confederate flag alongside other Virginia Flaggers and will keep preaching the group’s mission to peacefully “protest those who have attacked us, our flags, our ancestors or our heritage.”
“I know what people think about when they see the battle flag: the KKK, racism, bringing slavery back. So I knew it would be something for people to see a black woman with the battle flag,” she said. “How can it be racist if I’m out there with them?” she added.
Proud Black Confederates on the Confederate Flag – “Don’t take Our History Away”
In order to NEVER repeat history, one must understand what really occurred to begin with. One thing that is never mentioned is the amount of Blacks who owned slaves and the largest slave owning plantation even more than the white men did in the south. Slavery is an abomination but as you saw in the last video I uploaded, the slave trade was sparked off by the JESUITS of Rome as slavery was dying a natural death.
History: The Maryland Toleration Act, also known as the Act Concerning Religion, was a law mandating religious tolerance for Trinitarian Christians. Passed on April 21, 1649 by the assembly of the Maryland colony, in St. Mary’s City. It was the second law requiring religious tolerance in the British North American colonies and created one of the pioneer statutes passed by the legislative body of an organized colonial government to guarantee any degree of religious liberty. Specifically, the bill, now usually referred to as the Toleration Act, granted freedom of conscience to all Christians. (The colony which became Rhode Island passed a series of laws, the first in 1636, which prohibited religious persecution including against non-Trinitarians; Rhode Island was also the first government to separate church and state.) Historians argue that it helped inspire later legal protections for freedom of religion in the United States. The Calvert family, who founded Maryland partly as a refuge for English Catholics, sought enactment of the law to protect Catholic settlers and those of other religions that did not conform to the dominant Anglicanism of Britain and her colonies.
The Act allowed freedom of worship for all Trinitarian Christians in Maryland, but sentenced to death anyone who denied the divinity of Jesus. It was revoked in 1654 by William Claiborne, a Virginian who had been appointed as a commissioner by Oliver Cromwell and was a staunch advocate for the Anglican Church. When the Calverts regained control of Maryland, the Act was reinstated, before being repealed permanently in 1692 following the events of the Glorious Revolution, and the Protestant Revolution in Maryland. As the first law on religious tolerance in the British North America, it influenced related laws in other colonies and portions of it were echoed in the writing of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which enshrined religious freedom in American law.
Do I agree with all in this video? NO. BOTH THE NORTHERN MAN AS WELL AS THE SOUTHERN MAN SUFFERED FOR BY HE DIABOLICAL TENETS OF THE JESUITS INFILTRATION. In every controlled war, it is always the common man that loses the most and is persecuted. Since this terrible civil war, AmErica has been TRULY enslaved, white black, brown green, whatever color you are, you have become a piece of property for the US government. PLEASE REVIEW THE 16TH AMENDMENT Are we not being led if not forced into the same diabolical scheme for Civil War by the very same ROMAN CATHOLIC OWNED MEDIA NETWORKS using false psyops and controlled opposition to lead us into yet another terrible civil war? If last friday’s “gay marriage” despotic and unconstitutional ruling to force the majority to accept it & TRUMP our 1st amendment right among others, then what is? How long before TRUE PROTESTANT AMERICA says “enough is enough?” I do not look to conflict or war as a means of solving anything, but when tyranny rears it’s ugly head and a government becomes so tyrannical that the rights by which God granted us are being destroyed, then as the founding fathers stated in the Declaration of Independence, we have the right to throw off such a tyrannical government and either change it or institute new government. The line has been drawn in the sand and it is up to each one of us whether we choose to serve God or mammon. For what the government giveth, the government taketh away.
WATCH THIS IF YOU UNAWARE HOW THE CIVIL WAR WAS STARTED BY THE JESUITS
it is time for True America to break the chains of despotism instilled by pagan Rome. God bless all who seek TRUTH as the TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.
Patriot of the Republic, Mike Fulmer
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