Free speech or a rebel yell?
The Supreme Court will settle the fight between Texas and a Southern heritage group over having a Confederate battle flag license plate
WASHINGTON — Texas wanted to join the Confederacy so badly in 1861 that it kicked a reluctant Sam Houston out of office to pave its way to secession. Now the state is fighting all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the Confederate battle flag off its license plates.
Justices will hear arguments Monday in a case that stands either for the right of Americans to speak freely, even if they offend others, or for the right of Texas officials to keep such messages off government-issued plates.
The court will decide by early summer. But the legal showdown between the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the Sons of Confederate Veterans has rekindled an older, more deeply felt debate.
Next month marks 150 years since Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Palm Sunday surrender at Appomattox, and the country still is asking whether it’s possible for Southerners to wave the battle flag of their forefathers without reminding others, especially African-Americans, of the legacy of slavery. SOURCE
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Those that claim to be African-Americans are, in my estimation, the most useless beings on this planet, nothing more than hypocrites, liars and terribly confused individuals!
The words African-American are, if nothing else, a misnomer; I doubt that there are very many BLACKS in this nation that are truly African. If they are and they still claim Africa as their home, they need to go back to Africa as soon as possible or drop the *African* label and become Americans.
You are either an AMERICAN or you are something else, a hyphenated American is not an American at all. If that offends you, get over it. Continue reading