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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Texas used to be part of Mexico, how about those plates? Lousiana was French, and Alaska and Hawaii were Russian. Where are those plates?
    Exactly. We have a lot of flags in our history, but none of those flags represent us now, including the Confederate flag.

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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Isn't the point, though, that this was a Texas issue that was resolved by Texans? Who's been complaining that the issue didn't pass? Or did I just step into last week's thread?

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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    How about state issued truck nuts?
    That would be cutting into private sector companies that sell that sort of thing, but only the government sells license plates. See what I mean, now?
    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's all fine and dandy, but you lost. Your flag dies with the resistance. As the winning faction, and thus the sovereign, it is our right to rebuke all displays of the flag which once dared to challenge Northern superiority (hahahah).

    But seriously, South did lose, the federal government could easily and within their rightful power ban the Confederate flag from flying on any government building/property in the US along with State issued devices such as Drivers License or License Plate. Though in this case it was the Texas DMV which struck it down.
    The British Flag isn't dead.

    We also need to take into consideration all the former Confederate soldiers who served in the United States military. We owe them something for all their service.
    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Why should someone be able to put that political view on a license plate, but not others? Heck, don't you think "Obama 2012" plates would make some revenue somewhere?
    Who said that no one else should be able to? But, I don't think political campaign license plates would be a big sellers...just my opinion.

    If you want to express your political views, buy a bumper sticker. License plates aren't the place.
    Anyone that doesn't like it doesn't have to buy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That would be cutting into private sector companies that sell that sort of thing, but only the government sells license plates. See what I mean, now?
    Some states don't require a license plate on the front of the vehicle. Idiots usually have "24" there instead.
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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    The people of the state of Texas can do as they please with personal symbols that represent whatever they wish them to. It is a different thing entirely to request the state government to officially sanction placement of symbols that are points of such contention in the public at large.

    Whether you think the confederate flag represents slavery or not, there are many people in the public at large that do. Since there is not prohibition to displaying the confederate flag publicly, do it on your own property in your own way, and do not involve your state governement in sanctioning use of the symbol.

    BTW, no one is ethnically confederate, so having the flag of another country on a license, so long as it represents ethnic affiliation and not political affiliation, is fine with me.

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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    The people of the state of Texas can do as they please with personal symbols that represent whatever they wish them to. It is a different thing entirely to request the state government to officially sanction placement of symbols that are points of such contention in the public at large.

    Whether you think the confederate flag represents slavery or not, there are many people in the public at large that do. Since there is not prohibition to displaying the confederate flag publicly, do it on your own property in your own way, and do not involve your state governement in sanctioning use of the symbol.

    BTW, no one is ethnically confederate, so having the flag of another country on a license, so long as it represents ethnic affiliation and not political affiliation, is fine with me.
    Though I like your statement, the problem with this argument is that it can be used in order to shut down any government program/issue which is of contention amongst the populace. So where do we draw the line?
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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    The line has already largely been drawn in favor of removing symbols rather than including them, specifically in reference to Christian symbls and images (recall the Ten Commandments monument and L.A. county seal controversies).

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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Why should someone be able to put that political view on a license plate, but not others? Heck, don't you think "Obama 2012" plates would make some revenue somewhere?

    If you want to express your political views, buy a bumper sticker. License plates aren't the place.
    Why do you keep saying "political view?" What is political about the confederate battle flag as a lic plate? You think the people want it to offend Obama?
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