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    Virginia governor orders Confederate flag removed from license plates

    Virginia will phase out vehicle license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag, the state's governor said on Tuesday, following the fatal shooting of nine black worshipers at a historic South Carolina church, allegedly by a white gunman.

    Read the article here: http://news.yahoo.com/virginia-gover...152930901.html

    I predict that the same thing will happen in other states in the near future and that all states will stop mandating display of the Confederate flag.


    No one is going to stop anyone from personally displaying it, but the states will stop doing it.

    Wait and see.

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    Re: Virginia governor orders Confederate flag removed from license plates

    Probably a good idea. People should be able to display the flag all day long, but not real sure we have much precedence for a license plate being a pure example of freedom of expression.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Virginia governor orders Confederate flag removed from license plates

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Probably a good idea. People should be able to display the flag all day long, but not real sure we have much precedence for a license plate being a pure example of freedom of expression.
    Yeah, you have a right to display the flag and be an asshole, but you don't have the right to make the government display your asshole flag. People who want to celebrate treason, slavery, and oppression can buy a bumper sticker.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Virginia governor orders Confederate flag removed from license plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yeah, you have a right to display the flag and be an asshole, but you don't have the right to make the government display your asshole flag. People who want to celebrate treason, slavery, and oppression can buy a bumper sticker.
    Time to bring back the two-toned, felon produced license plates to protect from the perpetually offended.

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    Re: Virginia governor orders Confederate flag removed from license plates

    This is a good idea but I fear if the confederate flag gets hard to acquire then those people will have to reset to flying swastikas instead.

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    Re: Virginia governor orders Confederate flag removed from license plates

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Virginia will phase out vehicle license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag, the state's governor said on Tuesday, following the fatal shooting of nine black worshipers at a historic South Carolina church, allegedly by a white gunman.

    Read the article here: http://news.yahoo.com/virginia-gover...152930901.html

    I predict that the same thing will happen in other states in the near future and that all states will stop mandating display of the Confederate flag.


    No one is going to stop anyone from personally displaying it, but the states will stop doing it.

    Wait and see.
    I love how you say "allegedly by a white gunman" yet you have absolute certainty that the Confederate Flag is the real culprit.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Virginia governor orders Confederate flag removed from license plates

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Probably a good idea. People should be able to display the flag all day long, but not real sure we have much precedence for a license plate being a pure example of freedom of expression.
    I believe the SC just ruled that a license plate constitutes government speech.
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    Re: Virginia governor orders Confederate flag removed from license plates

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I love how you say "allegedly by a white gunman"
    yet you have absolute certainty that the Confederate Flag is the real culprit.


    In the USA everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

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    Re: Virginia governor orders Confederate flag removed from license plates

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    In the USA everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
    Except when it comes to asset forfeiture.
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    Re: Virginia governor orders Confederate flag removed from license plates

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I love how you say "allegedly by a white gunman" yet you have absolute certainty that the Confederate Flag is the real culprit.
    Another conservative deluding themselves into thinking those darn liberals think flags are the culprit.

    Really? How did you manage to decide this was the argument? Please explain, I'm really interested in hearing how so many of you concluded this.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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