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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    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?
    It is a political view. It basically says you support the ideas of the Confederacy. You're entitled to that point of view, but it's not incumbent upon the State to help you express that.
    Why though is a person not entitled to something else? Texas, for example since that is the state we're talking about, used to be part of Mexico, and many people there are of Mexican descent. Why can't somebody get the Mexican flag on their plates? Or the flag of the Spanish Empire? Or even the flag of the United States? A few years ago here in Minnesota, people wanted to have "Pro-Life" license plates. Why not "Pro-Choice," or "Pro-Union?"

    If you like it, buy a bumper sticker or paint the stars and bars on the roof of you car a la The Dukes of Hazard.


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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It is a political view. It basically says you support the ideas of the Confederacy. You're entitled to that point of view, but it's not incumbent upon the State to help you express that.
    Why though is a person not entitled to something else? Texas, for example since that is the state we're talking about, used to be part of Mexico, and many people there are of Mexican descent. Why can't somebody get the Mexican flag on their plates? Or the flag of the Spanish Empire? Or even the flag of the United States? A few years ago here in Minnesota, people wanted to have "Pro-Life" license plates. Why not "Pro-Choice," or "Pro-Union?"

    If you like it, buy a bumper sticker or paint the stars and bars on the roof of you car a la The Dukes of Hazard.
    It would be interesting to see how many people who are fans of the Confederate Battle flag were upset when the immigration protestors were flying Mexican flags.
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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The British Flag isn't dead.
    In our Republic it certainly is. We didn't destroy the British Empire true, but we did destroy the Confederacy.

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    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.
    There's not many of those left, eh? I guess we don't have to owe much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    In our Republic it certainly is. We didn't destroy the British Empire true, but we did destroy the Confederacy.



    There's not many of those left, eh? I guess we don't have to owe much.
    So, after American service members have passed away, we just forget about them?
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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It is a political view. It basically says you support the ideas of the Confederacy. You're entitled to that point of view, but it's not incumbent upon the State to help you express that.
    Why though is a person not entitled to something else? Texas, for example since that is the state we're talking about, used to be part of Mexico, and many people there are of Mexican descent. Why can't somebody get the Mexican flag on their plates? Or the flag of the Spanish Empire? Or even the flag of the United States? A few years ago here in Minnesota, people wanted to have "Pro-Life" license plates. Why not "Pro-Choice," or "Pro-Union?"

    If you like it, buy a bumper sticker or paint the stars and bars on the roof of you car a la The Dukes of Hazard.
    First off, that's not what it means.

    Second off, the state pissed away a perfect oppurtunity to actually accomplish something here, all on account of political correctness.

    Louisiana has a pro-life license plate and in 2009, the first year it was offered, sales raised $64,000 that went to charity.

    Libbos know where they want to go, but they don't have a clue how to get there.
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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, after American service members have passed away, we just forget about them?
    They were not "American service members" as in the United States of America. They fought for the enemy trying to defeat the USA. They took up arms against the USA and made war against it. They committed an act of treason.

    We will not forget about them. We will use them as examples of what went wrong that should never be duplicated again in the USA.
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    Re: Texans Lose Bid for Confederate Flag License Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, after American service members have passed away, we just forget about them?
    Those who rose against the Republic were allowed to live, they received their compensation.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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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?
    These were to be special order plates and the state always goes with the most basic plate available.

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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.
    Why would anybody want this on their plate anyway?

    Any crazy that has strong feeling against the confederacy, can damage the vehicle with that plate.

    I wouldn't do it.

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