WASHINGTON, D.C. – Some see it as an emblem of southern pride. Others see it as a symbol of racism. That’s the controversy the U.S. Supreme Court has on their plate, as they try to answer the question; should the confederate flag be allowed on Texas license plates?
The group, Sons of the Confederate Veterans wants to see the rebel flag on Texas tags, to honor those who fought in the Civil War. They claim having the symbol on Lone Star plates is free speech. But the flag argument didn’t “fly” over at the Texas State Capital, and Dixie’s spot on the state plate has been denied. Now this Civil War battle is about to rage on again, this time in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The high court will have to say whether the State of Texas had the right to reject the confederate flag from Lone Star plates. Or whether they violated the free speech rights of those who take pride with the southern symbol. Two issues as divided, as the Civil War itself.