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Bill will ban Confederate flag sale on Calif. state property
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/22/2014

Posted on 02/25/2014 6:13:19 AM PST by South40

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A bill introduced by a Democratic lawmaker would prohibit the sale of Confederate flags on California state property.

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The issue came to his attention after his mother spotted replica Confederate money on sale in the Capitol gift shop. Hall, who is black, calls the Confederate flag a symbol of racism, exclusion and violence.

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1 posted on 02/25/2014 6:13:19 AM PST by South40
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To: South40
I say the NAALCP is a symbol of racism, exclusion and violence.

When can we get rid of that?

2 posted on 02/25/2014 6:15:20 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Don’t you have to find it first?


3 posted on 02/25/2014 6:16:40 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
This logo is a symbol of racism, exclusion and violence.

When can we get rid of that?


4 posted on 02/25/2014 6:17:21 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There people have gone completely mad. Thank an educrat.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 6:17:29 AM PST by Ancient Man
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To: South40

whats next the American Flag?


6 posted on 02/25/2014 6:18:12 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: South40

‘Cause his mommy told him to.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 6:18:16 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: South40

Since California was a Union state, and their participation in the Civil War was miniscule at best, I’m not sure why a state run gift shop would want to sell a rebel flag to begin with.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 6:18:17 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

“I’m not sure why a state run gift shop would want to sell a rebel flag to begin with.”

So they can ban it.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 6:19:31 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: South40

Uh, Freedom of Speech - - - ?
Hello? Anybody there?
Anybody care?
Hello?


10 posted on 02/25/2014 6:19:42 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: stars & stripes forever
So they can ban it.

I knew there had to be a reason.

11 posted on 02/25/2014 6:21:30 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: South40

American flag will be next up


12 posted on 02/25/2014 6:22:41 AM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: Graewoulf

I wonder if they also ban selling flags of nations who are sworn enemies of the US.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 6:24:10 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: South40

The country is heading for an apocalypse and democrats remain fixated on fanning the flames of racism, racial hate, an imaginary War On Women and anything else they can think of to keep people apart and to promote bickering and distrust over minor difference.

That draws attention away from the destruction and ruin the democrats are causing with their leftist policies and simplistic liberal fantasies.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 6:25:05 AM PST by Iron Munro (Eight died on that bridge at Concord, back in 1775. How many will it take this time?)
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To: South40
What about history books that have a Confederate flag either on or inside the book? Will California state college book stores be prohibited from selling those books? Or will special "California safe" versions for sale in California with the Stars and Stripes on one side and a large frowny face flag on the other?

One of my hobbies is wargaming, and the publishers occasionally complain about German laws dealing with anything with a swastika on it. History books can usually get by, but games are right on the edge so if the publisher expects to sell in Europe they will use Balkenkreuz or Iron Cross on German units even when not historically accurate just to avoid customs problems.

I see a Stars and Bars Confederate flag. Outlawed!

15 posted on 02/25/2014 6:25:21 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: DoodleDawg
Since California was a Union state, and their participation in the Civil War was miniscule at best

Hey! My great grandfather was stationed at the Presidio on San Francisco and at an outpost in San Jose for the duration of the war before he marched home to Pennsylvania.

16 posted on 02/25/2014 6:27:54 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Mouton

Actions create reactions,
And words do too.
Rules that are changed,
Affect me and you.

Stay with Core Values,
Long tried and true,
History will judge
What you and I do.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 6:28:21 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: DoodleDawg
What a pointless issue...
18 posted on 02/25/2014 6:45:11 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: South40

Law expected to have no impact on Che t-shirt sales.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 6:47:52 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: South40

I am offended by many things other people say and do. I am often offended by symbols used by others.

However, I believe in freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press. Therefore I ignore the things that offend me knowing that to ban them would be no different than banning my speech, my religion, or my freedom to post on this website.

One of the strong cultural values of a truly free society is tolerance. For decades conservatives have tolerated free speech and expression by the left no matter how vulgar or obscene. The left expects tolerance from those who disagree with it but shows no tolerance, only hostility, for other points of view.

There is a fine line between tolerance which is voluntary and subjugation which is imposed. It seems our society is in the process of crossing that fine line. Free speech is now being politicized and criminalized. Bans of symbols and hate speech laws are a prime example of criminalizing free speech. Institutions and shared cultural values that protected the individual expression from control by the state have been destroyed. We are now seeing the law used to repress freedom of speech, religion, and the press.

My parents often said, “Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you.” I can tolerate the obscenities I am bombarded with by Hollywood and liberal politicians by turning away and ignoring the noise. I cannot tolerate the iron boot of the state silencing my voice. I hope there are millions who will stand to push back tyranny when the time comes.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 6:59:21 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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21 posted on 02/25/2014 7:21:09 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Ancient Man

With Liberals its all about symbols and not real problems—Ban a Flag and not the Knock-out game. Ban Guns and not rampant gang violence. Its simple to pass a ban—soon the flag will be as illegal as it was after the civil war in the south. Then they will ban the state flag as it insults Mexicans, then the US flag without Obama’s face. Then the cross (one can’t wear them to work)—then the Tea Party Flag and any other symbol of “anti-Americanism”.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 7:35:53 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I’d like to ban LIB/DIM kalifornians from leaving that state.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 8:00:56 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: South40

These are the benevolent days of one-party rule in California. Just wait until the Sacramento asylum goes off its rocker.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 8:32:06 AM PST by DPMD
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To: South40

Such a law would be in violation of the 1st ammendment. Not that the tyrants in Sacramento ever let that stop them.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 8:46:51 AM PST by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: South40

Wonder what they think about SCA 5, also drafted and proposed by a Democrat and approved by a Democrat majority in the California state legislature.

1/30/2014 marked one of the darkest days in California’s recent history of politics. On this day, the California Senate, controlled by the Democratic supermajority, approved Senate Constitution Amendment No. 5 (SCA 5), which would repeal provisions of Prop 209 and allow the State of California to deny an individual or group’s rights to public education on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 8:48:18 AM PST by Durbin
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To: South40

Can we get rid of Lincoln on our legal tender. He killed more Americans than anyone in history.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 8:58:58 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: South40

Thin skinned or what?

The civil war ended in 1865, right?

150 years later, its ripples still tug at the minds and hearts of those offended over trinkets and symbology.


28 posted on 02/25/2014 9:18:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: South40
"Hall, who is black, calls the Confederate flag a symbol of racism, exclusion and violence."

Hall lives in blissful ignorance.


29 posted on 02/25/2014 9:27:44 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: South40

While the corrupt in government loot the tax payers and line their own pockets, they’ve suddenly found another non-issue to further confuse the easily led leftist and those drooling in cups...


30 posted on 02/25/2014 9:27:50 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Organic Panic

...and then someone comes along and says something incredibly stupid like that.


31 posted on 02/25/2014 6:17:08 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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