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Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates

There are 216 comments on the The Asheville Citizen-Times story from Feb 19, 2014, titled Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates. In it, The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Georgia officials are releasing a new specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag, infuriating civil rights advocates and renewing a fiery debate.

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#215 Mar 29, 2014
General Grant was here
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Blackhorse

Holland, MI

#217 Apr 28, 2014
Why not let the voters of Georgia decide? Or has the will of the people disappeared as well as states rights?

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#218 May 8, 2014
Jefferson Davis was a Democrat
fred

Colby, KS

#219 May 8, 2014
foster wrote:
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this is BS
The war was about slavery & nullifying federal laws
lie

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#220 Aug 19, 2014
Make Georgia howl Gen Sherman

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#221 Aug 19, 2014
swedenforever wrote:
Make Georgia howl Gen Sherman
Uh.... History update for you. That Yankee arsonist has been dead for quite a while and Georgia boasts one of the fastest growing cities/economies in the Country. As for the Confederate flag on license plates it is a Georgia State matter,to be decided by the Citizens. NOT some socialist euro-trashwho ain't got sense enough to pour pizz outuva boot......

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#222 Aug 20, 2014
My friend can't even sell his home in Stone Mountain, because the Atlanta real estate market has taken such a beating.....seem's too many Michael Browns......

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#223 Aug 20, 2014
Blackhorse wrote:
Why not let the voters of Georgia decide? Or has the will of the people disappeared as well as states rights?
The will of some people can sometimes harm other people. Majority rule is sometimes cruel and unjust.

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#224 Aug 20, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>The will of some people can sometimes harm other people. Majority rule is sometimes cruel and unjust.
So right.... We're seeing that in Fergeson,MO now. Poor store owners subjected to the will of the majority(looters/criminals).

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#225 Aug 20, 2014
okimar wrote:
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So right.... We're seeing that in Fergeson,MO now. Poor store owners subjected to the will of the majority(looters/criminals).
If you can refer to the majority as looters and criminals, you're not worth a serious reply. Practice your goose step.

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#226 Aug 20, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>If you can refer to the majority as looters and criminals, you're not worth a serious reply. Practice your goose step.
The MAJORITY of the looters aren't even FROM Ferguson. The PEACEFUL demonstrators walk with signs,chant slogans and don't break the law.

Lets let the investigation be completed and handed to the Grand Jury for discussion/analysis and possible indictment rather than let the case be tried in the media/public arena.

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#227 Aug 20, 2014
okimar wrote:
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The MAJORITY of the looters aren't even FROM Ferguson. The PEACEFUL demonstrators walk with signs,chant slogans and don't break the law.
Lets let the investigation be completed and handed to the Grand Jury for discussion/analysis and possible indictment rather than let the case be tried in the media/public arena.
I agree with the second part of your post. However you did accuse the majority of violence and looting.

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#228 Aug 21, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
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I agree with the second part of your post. However you did accuse the majority of violence and looting.
Then THAT puts me with the majority of the protestestors in the ignorant box..... Just as I IGNORANTLY claimed most were looters so to have the protestors claimed murder in Darren Wilson's part in the shooting. Waiting on the results of the Grand Jury.(I gots the feeling there are gonna be some upset Fergunson-ites when the results are reported. Just hope the stores don't get trashed again.....)
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#229 Aug 21, 2014
Kahoki wrote:
Wow, the stupidity from 2 above.
You have no idea what the confederacy was even about. You assign slavery to it. While there was slavery in the south and confederacy, that was not the reason behind the confederacy. And the civil war was not a war over slavery, but, to those in the south it was a fight against northern aggression and power grabs by Lincoln that encroached on Amendment 10 states rights.
Lincoln knew exactly what he was doing goading the South into an armed conflict. This is why he moved troops into South Carolina.
Get a clue.
I can understand and appreciate your comments, however, you are right that to most people, the confederacy represents slavery. In the North, schools have taught that the civil war was about slavery. In the south, it was about states rights. Winners write history, so whatever it was about, now that flag represents slavery, and that is how millions will view it.

So when Georgia knowingly identifies itself with slavery, it is an insult to most people. Is this really what Georgia wants to do? Insult most people. That will turn away people who might vacation there, decreasing revenue to a beautiful state. They will foster mistrust among many. They are representing themselves as backward, obnoxious oafs caring only about themselves, no matter what it costs to others.

You have a point about what the war meant to different people, and I would argue that people do things for many reasons, not just one, so undoubtedly there is truth there. But in this case, they are doing damage to their own cause.

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#230 Aug 21, 2014
okimar wrote:
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Then THAT puts me with the majority of the protestestors in the ignorant box..... Just as I IGNORANTLY claimed most were looters so to have the protestors claimed murder in Darren Wilson's part in the shooting. Waiting on the results of the Grand Jury.(I gots the feeling there are gonna be some upset Fergunson-ites when the results are reported. Just hope the stores don't get trashed again.....)
Apples and oranges, my dear Okie.

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#231 Aug 21, 2014
I dont believe anyone should fly a Confedrate flag and it should be allowed to fade into History.
But I wonder how many Liberal who are against this have a t shirt of Che Guevara.. When eve I see a Che t -shirt I know what that person thinks of the Killing fields of Cambodia, those killed by Statsi fleeing over the Berlin Wall and those who died in the Gulags of Stalin.

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#232 Aug 21, 2014
okimar wrote:
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Uh.... History update for you. That Yankee arsonist has been dead for quite a while and Georgia boasts one of the fastest growing cities/economies in the Country. As for the Confederate flag on license plates it is a Georgia State matter,to be decided by the Citizens. NOT some socialist euro-trashwho ain't got sense enough to pour pizz outuva boot......
Have you checked the high school dropout and teen pregnancy rates.in Georgia...compare it to any Scandinavian Nation..what a SirPrise

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#233 Aug 21, 2014
swedenforever wrote:
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Have you checked the high school dropout and teen pregnancy rates.in Georgia...compare it to any Scandinavian Nation..what a SirPrise
1.) Mighty pizzpoor attempt at Alinsky styled deflection.... Saul would be disappointed in you.....

2.) Not MY problem. MY kids are grown and on their own.... What predicaments of poor choice OTHERS find their children in are the results of lousy parenting.

3.) Why would I compare the GREATEST country in the world with a bunch of kraut munching squareheaded Euro-trash socialists?

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#234 Aug 21, 2014
californio wrote:
I dont believe anyone should fly a Confedrate flag and it should be allowed to fade into History.
But I wonder how many Liberal who are against this have a t shirt of Che Guevara.. When eve I see a Che t -shirt I know what that person thinks of the Killing fields of Cambodia, those killed by Statsi fleeing over the Berlin Wall and those who died in the Gulags of Stalin.
I don't believe liberal socialists should be allowed to hold public office/trust. Liberalism as an ideology should be relegated to the dustbin of history as a nobley intended but failed experiment in social engineering..........one that goes against human nature.

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#235 Aug 21, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Apples and oranges, my dear Okie.
Actually closer to Paw-paws and bananas. Similar yet subtley different.

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