Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vote for the Confederate Battle Flag!

The Sons of Confederate Veterans have had a specialized state license plate with the Confederate battle flag for 15 years. Should Georgia still issue it since some civil rights leaders now call it offensive?

Click here for the story. Be sure to vote at the end!


Al Benson Jr. said...

If there were blacks dehumanized in the Confederacy, then what about the blacks dehumanized in the Union? Oh, I forgot, we're not supposed to mention that. It just gets a pass. I've read a little about the slave trade and have noticed that most of the ships carrying slaves to the new world came from New England and New York.

In fact there has been an excellent book out there for several years now called "Complicity--How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery." And it was written by three reporters from a newspaper in Hartford, Connecticut. So you can't blame the South for what they had to say and what they had to say is hardly complementary to the North.

If those black (and white) racialist demagogues who claim they are so much for the "advancement" of blacks would really work on projects that would advance black folks rather than just shouting about our flags, everybody would be better off, but we all know that's not going to happen. They are not out there to really help blacks. They are out there to trash our history and heritage. I hope the folks in Georgia have the courage to stand up and spit in their eye!

Kent Thompson said...

One doesn't have to be a son of a Confederate veteran to have one of these license plates. I'm going to get one. I was born down in Florida, though I've lived in Georgia since 1998. Both of my parents were Yankees. Nobody's perfect!

Weaver said...

In South Carolina we're given a choice of two plates: One has a US flag on it. I chose the other.

I'm sure there are other options, but I didn't inquire into them. The standard options are only two.

After writing this I expect someone will say there's a wide alternative selection.