No Confederate flag on Texas license plates! (Petition)

Below is an email from Mark Corcoran of  Progress Texas, who created a petition at SignOn.org that is getting a lot of  attention and may be of interest to people in your area. If you have concerns or  feedback about this petition, click here.


Dear Texas MoveOn member,

The Sons of Confederate Veterans want to display the Confederate flag on Texas license plates. You can do something to stop that right now.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles must decide whether to allow this racist relic to appear on Texas license plates, but the TXDMV board is currently deadlocked with a tie vote of 4 to 4.

Governor Rick Perry must now appoint a ninth member who will be the deciding vote on this controversial issue.

Gov. Perry has a long history of promoting secession and pandering to the tea party. But with all eyes nationwide on Gov. Perry’s political future, our voices can really make a difference. That’s why I created a petition to Gov. Perry on SignOn.org which says:

“The Confederate flag is offensive to millions of Texans. Please appoint a new TXDMV board member who will not support the display of this hurtful and controversial image on our license plates.”

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=262467&id=29513-3639696-7pz%3DKKx&t=2

Thanks!

–Mark Corcoran

The text above was written by Mark Corcoran from Progress Texas, not by MoveOn staff, and MoveOn is not responsible for the content. This email was sent through MoveOn’s secure system, and your information has been kept private. Progress Texas did not pay for this—we never sell or rent the MoveOn list.


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Sesquicetennial of South Carolina Secession. “The reason for the treason.”

12/20/10: Sesquicetennial of South Carolina Secession. “The reason for the treason.”  
  
“ATLANTA — The Civil War, the most wrenching and bloody episode in American history, may not seem like much of a cause for celebration, especially in the South.
 

“And yet, as the 150th anniversary of the four-year conflict gets under way, some groups in the old Confederacy are planning at least a certain amount of hoopla, chiefly around the glory days of secession, when 11 states declared their sovereignty under a banner of states’ rights and broke from the union.”

Readers interesting, sad and scary comments can be found here.

There are 18 pages of them totaling 432 comments as of Nov. 30, 2010; just 10 days after the article’s publication.
 
 Apparently, even after 150 years, there are still some hard feelings…