Originally Posted by furyous68
Actually, if you'd do your homework, there was great support for the Confederacy in CA during the Civil War. Very few voted for Lincoln, (Only about 32% of the population). Existing militias were even disbanded due to high support for the Secessionists, and new pro-Union ones were formed to keep control in California. It's pretty interesting stuff when you get into it.
On the other hand, I sincerely doubt the douche bags that come over here from the Valley flying the Stars & Bars from their trucks have any clue about that history. They're just being stupid hicks tearing up our town.
Support or not, that flag has no business at a rally (of any kind) in CA today. Without a historical connection as it would have in a state like Mississippi, that flag is rightly associated with separation, racism and slavery.