Skip to comments.Bill will ban Confederate flag sale on Calif. state property
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.
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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When can we get rid of that?
Don’t you have to find it first?
When can we get rid of that?
There people have gone completely mad. Thank an educrat.
whats next the American Flag?
‘Cause his mommy told him to.
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.
“Im not sure why a state run gift shop would want to sell a rebel flag to begin with.”
So they can ban it.
Uh, Freedom of Speech - - - ?
Hello? Anybody there?
I knew there had to be a reason.
American flag will be next up
I wonder if they also ban selling flags of nations who are sworn enemies of the US.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Law expected to have no impact on Che t-shirt sales.
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.
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”.
I’d like to ban LIB/DIM kalifornians from leaving that state.
These are the benevolent days of one-party rule in California. Just wait until the Sacramento asylum goes off its rocker.
Such a law would be in violation of the 1st ammendment. Not that the tyrants in Sacramento ever let that stop them.
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 Californias 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.
Can we get rid of Lincoln on our legal tender. He killed more Americans than anyone in history.
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.
Hall lives in blissful ignorance.
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...
...and then someone comes along and says something incredibly stupid like that.