Texas Considering Confederate License Plates To Honor Treason And Slavery—TPA Round-Up
At the end of this post is the weekly round-up of the Texas Progressive Alliance. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. TPA members are citizen-bloggers who are working hard for a better Texas.
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With the round-up this week is news that the State of Texas is seriously considering a license plate honoring the Confederate army and the brutal and treasonous causes the Confederate army fought for in the Civil War.
Above you see an image of the license plate.
Some will claim that honoring the traitors who fought against American armies so that black men and women might remain slaves is a matter of culture or regional identity.
(Below–Southern culture and regional identity from the years before the Civil War.)
I’m certain that when borderline disloyal politicians like Texas Governor Rick Perry drip the hateful words of secession and nullification that all they have in mind is the protection of a noble heritage.
None of it has anything do to with a black President or increasing numbers of minorities in the U.S. or the desire of big corporations to be free of federal safety and environmental regulation.
The State of Texas can offer these license plates to Texas motorists. Politicians in Texas and elsewhere can talk about secession and nullification of federal laws. I welcome all free speech in our great federal union.
For those of us who think that the outcome of the Civil War should stand, we need to remain aware that the enemy defeated in 1865 never goes away in this country.
We have our first poll of Texas for next year’s presidential contest and Off the Kuff says that so far 2012 still looks like 2008.
Last week WCNews at Eye On Williamson posted on the Texas Republicans’ latest health care scheme: House GOP follows Oklahoma and Georgia into misguided health care compact.
Bay Area Houston has a theory about Rick Perry’s veto of the texting-while-driving ban.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus is organizing a series of nationwide rallies calling for our country’s leaders to focus on employment, and the road show comes to Houston on July 21st. PDidde at Brains and Eggs has the details on the “Speak Out for Good Jobs Now” tour.
This week at McBlogger, we take a look at the Olympic-sized swimming pool of fail that is the policy section of General Ricardo Sanchez’s website.
Neil at Texas Liberal posted a picture of a man wading in the waters of the Houston Ship Channel. No matter how bad a day you feel you’re having, you’re likely having a better day than somebody who feels they must wade into one of the most polluted bodies of water in the nation.