In Support of Confederate License Plates, PROVIDING...
Looks like on Friday, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will vote either for or against a new vanity plate for state car owners.
Ain't she a BEAUT?
See, last April the Texas DMV went and HAD a vote on the plate that resulted in a 4-4 tie. Ordinarily, that would have been the end of the discussion. But Good Old Boy Governor (and yer next non-"one of THOSE people" President) Rick Perry appointed a NEW board member, and now they're gonna vote again on Friday!
Betcha it passes THIS time, ah reckon!
And Texas ain't alone in all this heritage remembrance, neither.
When you think of Florida, do you think of oranges, beaches and sunshine? SURE you do! Pretty soon, you can start thinking about the state's rich SLAVE heritage as well!
And Kentucky doesn't want to be left out of the party either!
If these three states approve these confederate vanity plates, that will bring the total number of states that have Confederate imagery on their plates to 11, including Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. And Maryland wasn't even a MEMBER of the Confederate States of America, although a lot of folks back then wished they were. Neither was Kentucky, although the rebels claimed the state (as they did Missouri) but never effectively controlled it.
What are you WAITIN' for, Oklahoma? Sure, you were just the "Indian Territory" back then, but you were claimed and controlled by the CSA... just like southern Arizona and New Mexico! Where's YOUR plates?
Now... I have no problem with this at all. I recognize that the old stars and bars is a racist symbol. Every racist with a pickup truck flies it on a bumper sticker or a back window cover or a t-shirt or a hat, or in some other fashion as to let the viewer know that he don't cotton much to "those people" havin' the same rights as a white person. But if a state wants to show its pride in the fact that they used to favor the legal right to own human beings like cattle that way, more power to 'em!
Of course, they claim the Confederate Flag is NOT a racist symbol, but a treasured relic of their southern culture. They say the flag is nothing more than a remembrance of those good and faithful racists who died in the Civil War.Continued on the next page