This stuff in South Carolina is bullshit. They should not take down that flag, because that flag is more than what the history books tells you it is. No, this is not about me trying to change your position on it, and no, this isnt me trying to get you to believe what I believe. This is about giving you the facts and trying to get you to not join the political band wagon the gets you to believe lies. 1) The Confederate flag did NOT stand for slavery but yes it did fly over slavery. But what other flag flew over slavery, the US flag. Ya, thats right. It flew over it since it's humble beginning as a non-standards flag, where there was no set design for it. The Confederate flag stood for, pride, it stood for freedom. The South in general was not just for slavery. It was created because they did not believe in the way the goverment was being run, in an English Monarchy way. Which the founders of the US fought to get away from. 2) Confederate does NOT mean slavery. The definition of Confederate is: joinedby an agreement or treaty. "some local groups united to form confederate councils" synonyms:allied, in alliance, in league, cooperating, associated, united,combined,amalgamated "confederate councils" noun 1. a person one works with, especially in something secret or illegal; an accomplice. "where was his confederate, the girl who had stolen Richard's wallet?" synonyms:associate, partner, accomplice, helper, assistant, ally, collaborator,colleague "he was a confederate of the James brothers" 2. a supporter of the Confederate States of America. verb kənˈfedəˌrāt/ 1. bring (states or groups of people) into an alliance. "Switzerland is a model for the new confederated Europe" I'm going to save you from the rest.