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?
Anyone that doesn't like it doesn't have to buy one.If you want to express your political views, buy a bumper sticker. License plates aren't the place.
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.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK