Sunday, November 13, 2011

Texas board rejects Confederate flag for license plates

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) rejected a design submitted by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The design had a small Battle Flag of the Confederacy – the Confederate States of America – CSA (from the American Civil War 1861 – 1865). It was a specialty plate said to honor the history of those who fought for the Southern states during the American Civil War.

Opponents to the proposed motor vehicle license plate claim the Battle Flag represents hatred and bigotry citing its use by hate groups. Did someone happen to mention those very same hate groups also use the American flag, the flag of the Army of the Potomac during that war?

Why are hate groups allowed to determine the meaning of an historical flag? The flag debate was allowed to be hijacked by hate groups opposing other groups who hate or love should be questioned.

The following nine states allow specialty license plates representing their Confederate States of America heritage: Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans are considering advancing this issue in a law suit.

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Curt Brockhaus said...

The 1870 population of Texas was +/- 818,500. Automobiles were not yet created. Now people want to use the highway transportation system and the automobiles for this? I'm questioning the motive...