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Wed Feb 19, 2014, 01:40 PM

New Confederate license plate brings skirmishes

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution



The state of Georgia has released a new specialty license tag that features the Confederate battle flag, inflaming civil rights advocates and renewing a debate on what images should appear on state-issued materials.

The new specialty tag has stirred a clash between those who believe the battle flag honors Confederate heritage and those, particularly African-Americans, who view it as a racially charged symbol of oppression.

A spokesman for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference said Tuesday that the state should not have sanctioned the battle emblem to appear on a Georgia tag.

“To display this is reprehensible,” said Maynard Eaton. “We don’t have license plates saying ‘Black Power.’”

For their part, the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said it meant no offense. People have a right to commemorate their heritage, and the state would be discriminating if it rejected the group’s application, said spokesman Ray McBerry.

“By sanctioning the plate, they are not saying they agree with our organization. They’re just saying it’s a level playing field,” he said.

Read more: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/new-confederate-license-plate-brings-skirmishes/ndSjT/

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Reply New Confederate license plate brings skirmishes (Original post)
Tab Feb 2014 OP
JustAnotherGen Feb 2014 #1
rgbecker Feb 2014 #2
liberal N proud Feb 2014 #3
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2014 #8
vkkv Feb 2014 #4
vkkv Feb 2014 #5
George II Feb 2014 #6
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2014 #7
Orrex Feb 2014 #9
yuiyoshida Feb 2014 #10
upaloopa Feb 2014 #11
Purveyor Feb 2014 #12

Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 01:43 PM

1. And we might have a skirmish

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 01:45 PM

2. This will make it easier to pick out the ones likely to shoot

 

without provocation. I'd be interested in knowing what other "special" plates Georgia has available.

Could I get a KKK plate?

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 01:56 PM

3. Will the south ever stop fighting the Civil War?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 02:08 PM

8. No.

For many reasons, the issues that led to the war ( and there were more than one) are too ingrained in the rather
distinct culture down here.
Wish it weren't so, but I gotta admit to the reality I see all around me.
We dems are a very small sea of blue in a very large map of red.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 02:03 PM

4. YOU LOST!

 

GET OVER IT!!

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 02:04 PM

5. More like "Sons of Confederate Losers" ! !

 


I'm waiting for the South, AZ, OK, MO, and TX to secede so we can get going on that BORDER FENCE!

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 02:06 PM

6. What insanity! Try flying a Canadian flag in the south and see what happens. .........

......do those people understand that the Confederacy was ANOTHER country, and that they were the biggest threat to the United States in our history? If they had won the war, they probably would have been overrun by Soviet troops based in Cuba!

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 02:06 PM

7. If they were honest it would be a white flag on the plate. n/t

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 02:12 PM

9. With two eyeholes in it.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 02:12 PM

10. You know....

Its wonderful to study and learn from History. We have such wonderful places like Fort William Henry and the Saratoga Battlefiled, Gettysburg... and all these very Historic sites.

But... The past is in the Past. Can we not just leave it there? Please? Should we start issuing license plates for Japanese Americans who were interned in Interment camps? Maybe one that kinda looks like this...

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 02:14 PM

11. I used to not have any trouble with the confederate

flag symbol but that was looking at it from only my perspective. I saw it as a historical symbol. But trying to put myself in the shoes of people who are offended by it I now understand why it should not be honored as a heritage symbol. That heritage is slavery and is not a heritage to be proud of.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 02:16 PM

12. Locking, duplicate topic already in LBN

 

Please direct comments to this thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014732116

Thanks and sorry for the lock.

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