KHOU TV Channel 12 in Houston is reportingthat
Texas is considering a specialty license plate that would feature the Confederate flag. The idea is to honor Texans who fought in the Civil War, but some people say they are offended by the idea.
â€œIt brings back the anger from which it stands for — the Civil War — and I don’t think it should be allowed, said Donald Dunaway.
But Russel Evans, another driver, disagreed.
â€œEverybody wants to say something is wrong with one thing after another. I mean where do you draw the line? he asked.
The idea was rejected by the state legislature a few years ago due to the issue of being offensive and bringing back up the memory of the Civil War, or The War of Northern Aggression as we in the South know it. Few other states are pushing the idea as well. The Sons of Confederate Veterans in Florida say the South will rise again thru the visibility of the baseball sized flags on license plates.
It may be offensive to some, but so are some of the crap we have to look at on some other license plates.Â Although we neither endorse or reject the issue, it would be interesting to see what kind of support and how many motorists would use the plates, especially in this climate of a $27 billion state budget deficit.
What do you think?