CSA: IN THE BEGINNING 
The citizens of the Confederate States of America were NOT Rebels because they had NO allegiance to the United States of America and had NO desire to overthrow the USA government. 
The people of the Confederate States of America were NOT Traitors because they were citizens of ANOTHER sovereign nation and could not be legally tried in Union court as traitors. 
In 1861, ALL states were sovereign states and had no allegiance to one nation, and thus were called "these" United States NOT "the" United States. 
In February 1861, the South legally seceded and legally created a sovereign nation called the Confederate States of America - our nation's ORIGINAL name in 1776. Therefore, the war that ensued from 1861 to 1865 was NOT: 
- A Civil War 
- A War between the States 
BUT, in reality: 
- A war between 2 sovereign nations - the CSA and USA 
- An unlawful invasion of the CSA by the USA 
- A War of Northern Aggression 
- The War for Southern Independence (as our American Independence in 1776) 
So, we were NOT rebels or traitors BUT Americans living in the Confederacy. 
(NOTE: At the 1787 Continental Convention, the committee adopted James Madison's proposal that the federal government CANNOT prevent a sovereign state from seceding.) 
Believe it or not, that IS reality! 
So, I proudly exercise my RIGHT to fly the Army of Tennessee Battle Flag, the Confederate Southern Cross, or the Confederate Battle Flag AS A REMINDER when AMERICANS were brave enough to stand up to and fight an invading, over-reaching, unconstitutional, tyrannical government.

---From the son of a Confederate Veteran
Dixie Diva 
Southern elders speak plain hard truth; they have a knowledge of how our world works and who is a threat to our people. The old Southerns know the Federal lies.The red pill is tough. Our Southern elders are 100% RIGHT about all the attacks on Southern Culture and Heritage.
"I said long ago that it wouldn't stop with Confederate statues & monuments, or even with statues & monuments representing White men. I said it would eventually come down to getting rid of all Christian iconography, as well as crosses, steeples, & churches themselves. It's happening.--MH" 

 Dixie Diva 6/24/2020 

                                               I AM THEIR FLAG 
In 1861, when they perceived their rights to be threatened, when those who would alter the nature of the government of their fathers were placed in charge, when threatened with change they could not accept, the mighty men of valor began to gather. A band of brothers, native to the Southern soil, they pledged themselves to a cause: the cause of defending family, fireside, and faith. Between the desolation of war and their homes they interposed their bodies and they chose me for their symbol. 
I Am Their Flag. 
Their mothers, wives, and sweethearts took scissors and thimbles, needles and thread, and from silk or cotton or calico - whatever was the best they had - even from the fabric of their wedding dresses, they cut my pieces and stitched my seams. 
I Am Their Flag. 
On courthouse lawns, in picnic groves, at train stations across the South the men mustered and the women placed me in their hands. "Fight hard, win if possible, come back if you can; but, above all, maintain your honor. Here is your symbol," they said. 
I Am Their Flag. 
They flocked to the training grounds and the drill fields. They felt the wrenching sadness of leaving home. They endured sickness, loneliness, boredom, bad food, and poor quarters. They looked to me for inspiration. 
I Am Their Flag. 
I was at Sumter when they began in jubilation. I was at Big Bethel when the infantry fired its first volley. I smelled the gun smoke along Bull Run in Virginia and at Belmont along the Mississippi. I was in the debacle at Fort Donelson; I led Jackson up the Valley. For Seven Days I flapped in the turgid air of the James River bottoms as McClellan ran from before Richmond. Sidney Johnston died for me at Shiloh as would thousands of others whose graves are marked "Sine Nomine," - without a name - unknown. 
I Am Their Flag. 
With ammunition gone they defended me along the railroad bed at Manassas by throwing rocks. I saw the fields run red with blood at Sharpsburg. Brave men carried me across Doctor's Creek at Perryville. I saw the blue bodies cover Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg and the Gray ones fall like leaves in the Round Forest at Stones River. 
I Am Their Flag. 
I was a shroud for the body of Stonewall after Chancellorsville. Men ate rats and mule meat to keep me flying over Vicksburg. I tramped across the wheat field with Kemper and Armistead and Garnett at Gettysburg. I know the thrill of victory, the misery of defeat, the bloody cost of both. 
I Am Their Flag. 
When Longstreet broke the line at Chickamauga, I was in the lead. I was the last off Lookout Mountain. Men died to rescue me at Missionary Ridge. I was singed by the wildfire that burned to death the wounded in the Wilderness. I was shot to tatters in the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania. I was in it all from Dalton to Peachtree Creek, and no worse place did I ever see than Kennesaw and New Hope Church. They planted me over the trenches at Petersburg and there I stayed for many long months. 
I Am Their Flag. 
I was rolled in blood at Franklin; I was stiff with ice at Nashville. Many good men bade me farewell at Sayler's Creek. When the end came at Appomattox, when the last Johnny Reb left Durham Station, many of them carried fragments of my fabric hidden on their bodies. 
I Am Their Flag. 
In the hard years of so-called "Reconstruction," in the difficulty and despair of years that slowly passed, the veterans, their wives and sons and daughters, they loved me. They kept alive the tales of valor and the legends of bravery. They passed them on to the grandchildren and they to their children, and so they were passed to you. 
I Am Their Flag. 
I have shrouded the bodies of heroes, I have been laved with the blood of martyrs, I am enshrined in the hearts of millions, living and dead. Salute me with affection and reverence. Keep undying devotion in your hearts. I am history. I am heritage, not hate. I am the inspiration of valor from the past. I Am Their Flag. ~Dr. Michael Bradley~
The slave trade begin in Africa. Warring African tribes would capture rival tribal people and sell them to slave traders in the harbors of Africa. None of the slave traders were American ships, it was people of color selling other people of color who eventually ended up in the American colonies. 
Today we see Southern history and the symbols of the Southern States being destroyed and banned by those ignorant of true history. The South is blamed as the origin of the slave trade and negative treatment of other human beings of color but in truth, slavery began in Africa by African people of color.  
The Confederate Flag is slandered as a symbol of hate but it never flew on any slave vessel. The memorial statues of Confederate War Veteran's are being destroyed and the graves of Confederate dead are being desecrated. Ignorance is dangerous. 
The first African slaves arrived in the American Colonies in 1619.  
White folks from Ireland and Oriental people were also sold as slaves and brought to the American colonies. 
In 246 years of slavery in America the Confederate flag only flew for 4 of those years. Slavery was established and maintained for 242 years under the United States flag and the British flag; consider that when discussing banning flags.  
In 1776 there were twice as many slaves in New York as in Georgia. 
The Civil War was never about slavery. President Lincoln stated on several occasions that the war was the result of taxes, the tax on cotton. Lincoln wanted to raise the tax on export cotton by forty percent; the cotton producing states felt the government was overreaching and decided to leave the union. Lincoln did not intend to allow the secession of the South. The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862; 
it changed the federal legal status of Africans enslaved in the designated areas of the South from slave to free, this was done as a political tactic to try and hurt the South. Lincoln did not free over 51,000 slaves counted in the 1860 census in the states and territories that would make up the Union during the Civil War. Northern slaves as historical facts show were not set free in the north until after the end of the war under the United States flag.  
Know true, fact based history before disrespecting the Heritage and Heroes of the South. The South fought against taxation without representation. The South fought for freedom against a tyrannical government.  
Southern men did not fight and die so someone else could own slaves. 
- Dixie Diva 

                        ABE LINCOLN AND THE EMANCIPATION
                                PRCOLAMATION: THE TRUTH

Ever read the full text of Abe Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation? 
If so, you know that he only freed slaves in Southern Confederate states; and he did not free all of those slaves. The slave states that were part of the Union were not affected; Delaware, Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland, got to keep their slaves. 
The Haiti slave rebellion of 1804 was in Lincoln's mind because of the brutality of it; freed slaves rose up and ruthlessly murdered French women and children. 
Lincoln had hoped that freed slaves in the Confederacy would rise up as well, making for a speedy end to the war. But alas, that did not happen, some freed slaves joined the Confederate Army. 
He never cared about slavery as his letter to Horace Greeley proved. Lincoln stated his only goal was restoring the Union by any means necessary as he missed the Southern taxation income. Lincoln told Greeley that if he could restore the Union without freeing a single slave, he would; It is a lie that the war was fought to free slaves.  
Abe Lincoln is one of the grandest examples of racism and proof of the power of a propaganda campaign in America. He was a racist and those celebrating his life with adoration are ignorant of his support of black subjugation. Lincoln was no friend of the black community and he was no abolitionist.  
Sources: A. Lynn & Saving the Heritage

                                               THE REBEL YELL 
“As all veterans of the great war know, in a charge the Confederates did not preserve their alignment, as the Federals did. They usually went at a run, every man more or less for himself. There was also an inexplicable difference between the battle cries of the Federal and Confederate soldiers. In the assaults of the Federals the cries were regular, like "Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!" simply cheers, lacking stirring life. But the Confederate cries were yells of an intensely nervous description; every man for himself yelling "Yai, Yai, Yi, Yai, Yi!" They were simply fierce shrieks made from each man's throat individually, and which cannot be described, and cannot be reproduced except under the excitement of an assault in actual battle. I do not know any reason for this marked difference unless it was in the more pronounced individuality of the average Confederate soldier.” 

When you see a Confederate flag, remember a former slave by the name of John F. Harris. In 1890, twenty-five years after the war, Mr. Harris was serving as a Mississippi representative in the House of Representatives. During his term, a bill came before the house to erect a monument to the Confederate soldiers of Mississippi. Mr. Harris could have remained silent and coasted along the easy road of “political correctness,” but his burning bravery wouldn’t allow such cowardice. Here’s what he said when he took the floor: 
"Mr. Speaker! I have risen here in my place to offer a few words on the bill. I have come from a sick bed . . . perhaps it was not prudent for me to come. But, sir, I could not rest quietly in my room without . . . contributing . . . a few remarks of my own. I was sorry to hear the speech of the young gentleman from Marshall County. I am sorry that any son of a soldier should go on record as opposed to the erection of a monument in honor of the brave dead. And, sir, I am convinced that had he seen what I saw at Seven Pines and in the Seven Days’ fighting around Richmond, the battlefield covered with the mangled forms of those who fought for their country and for their country’s honor, he would not have made that speech. . . . When the news came that the South had been invaded, those men went forth to fight for what they believed, and they made no requests for monuments . . . But they died, and their virtues should be remembered. Sir, I went with them. I too wore the gray, the same color my master wore. We stayed four long years, and if that war had gone on till now I would have been there yet . . . I want to honor those brave men who died for their convictions. When my mother died I was a boy. Who, Sir, then acted the part of a mother to an orphaned slave boy, but my old missus? Were she living now, or could speak to me from those high realms where are gathered the sainted dead, she would tell me to vote for this bill. And, Sir, I shall vote for it. I want it known to all the world that my voice is given in favor of the bill to erect a monument in honor of the Confederate dead." 
A former slave and Confederate soldier, now an elected official of Mississippi, defending the South’s honor. Not only did he vote in favor of the passage of this bill, but his address led all six black Republican representatives in voting favorably of the same. Indeed Southerners of Color, are Southerners nonetheless. We honor John F. Harris for his example and integrity, as well as his love of the South land, despite the hardships he no doubt endured. 
Deo Vindice! 
Defending the Heritage 
Source: Reprint from the Daily Clarion Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi, Feb 23, 1890.