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Letter

I read with great sadness of the ignorance of Big Sky High School not wanting the Confederate flag because of fear and anxiety. If a flag causes you these problems then you need serious mental help. This flag won't hurt anyone in anyway.

I am a Civil War historian and I will tell you this flag represented nothing more than the Southern standards for their beliefs and it had nothing to do with slavery. The South believed that the North was stepping on their state rights and the North didn't belong invading the South. The North believed that the Union should not be separated.

Here's the real cause of the Civil War: Both sides when adding new states to the Union prior to 1860 wanted a majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Whoever had the majority would have the most power thus being able to control the votes in both houses.

Adding these states caused the eruption of violence and bloodshed as these new states were added. This was the reason the Civil War broke out. The Democrats are only wanting to take away this history and make you believe it was over slavery to hide the fact they were the ones owning slaves and apposed the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments. These abolished slavery, gave equal citizenship, and prohibited discrimination for voting.

They also started the Klu Klux Klan, who violently tried to stop the black population from voting on Republican tickets. This is nothing more than to dumb people down to the real reasons why the Democratic party doesn't want anyone to know they are a party of violence, hatred and racism. They are trying to erase history to their evil past and the uniformed people not knowing true history are stupidly falling for it.

—Dee Gibney, Hamilton

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