Rick Perry Throws in the Towel on the Confederate-Flag License Plate

Categories: Perry 2012

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The South shall not rise again on Texas plates.
Who said Rick Perry running for president wouldn't bring any benefits besides hilarity?

Thanks to his decision to go for it, Texans will not be subjected to Confederate flags on their license plates.

The Texas Tribune first noticed that Perry told a Florida TV station that Perry had finally weighed in on the proposed plate, which goes before a panel for approval this month.

"We don't need to be scraping old wounds," he said. (Which is odd, because Perry appointed the panel, and it split 4-4 with one absence on an earlier vote on whether to scrape old wounds.)

State Senator Rodney Ellis of Houston applauded the decision.

I am extremely pleased by Governor Perry's stand opposing license plates which honor the confederate battle flag. He is exactly right when he says Texas does not need to open old wounds. I just hope the Department of Motor Vehicles Board will listen to the bipartisan chorus of voices opposing these plates. The governor, local, state and federal officials and tens of thousands of Texans from across the state have said 'no' to state-sanctioned plates glorifying oppression and bigotry.

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, also of our area, didn't.

Patterson, of course, is the guy who testified before the panel earlier this year about a proposed Buffalo Soldiers plate:

what did the Buffalo Soldiers do -- that's the African-American cavalry members of the 9th and 10th Cavalry who served on the Texas frontier in the 1870s and 1880s, but what did they do except to participate in a genocidal against an entire race of people, the American Plains Indians?

Now it's possible, of course, that Rick Perry would have made the same decision he did today if he hadn't been running for President.

It's possible.



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Writer for a Free Fishwrap
Writer for a Free Fishwrap

Easily "offended" whiners who foolishly believe it's a symbol of bigotry: If you don't like it, don't look at it.

Acolvin Geo
Acolvin Geo

See, if we had a plate that was all inclusive, representing all colors and creeds, it would be a --- oh wait, that would make it solid black. Ewwww.

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Katy
Katy

Look at that! Governor Perry has only been running around those northern states for a few weeks now, and he has already turned Yankee on us!

mmmmmmmmm1111
mmmmmmmmm1111

It is about time Iowa, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois and other States honor the places John Brown visited to raise money to stick it too the slaveholders in Missouri.  He is a Ameriacan of humanity.  He put it too the slaveholders with violence as did the domestic instituions of the South perpetuated on innocent African Americans.  John Brown Plates for Yankees

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

I say don't stop there, ban all the stupid ass bumper stickers people plaster all over their cars as well.  I don't give a shit what political party/candidate you support, how smart your little crumb snatcher is, that geologists make the bedrock,  Calvin praying/pissing on whatever, that you dig the equal sign, that you are straight pimpin', that you have to let everyone know you are a runner and therefore healthy by putting the number 26 on your ride, that christians are not perfect just forgiven, the name of your favorite shitty goth/emo/death metal/country band, and your surname across your rear window(why are they always in Old English font?), your view on abortion, matter of fact your view on any damn subject on earth.  Thank you.

Jim C
Jim C

Damn.  All I saw on the front page was "Rick Perry Throws In The Towel" and I got excited.

BCleever
BCleever

Nazi license plates for Free Fishwrap!

Bible verses prompting the reticent among us to kill the 'non-believers'.

We can just turn away...and explain to our kids that they are uneducated evil-doers.

Cram it with walnuts, Ugly
Cram it with walnuts, Ugly

Sure! it's not about bigotry! Just like The Constitution was written by Jesus, Himself! And Black Slave Owners proudly fought in the Civil War - or The War of Northern Aggression - as proud Confederates just to protect their "States Rights!"

Fucking moron.

Outin2021
Outin2021

Katy...we could only pray for such a thing in this ass backwards as state.  

Sschepps
Sschepps

John Brown Plates will get you shot in Texas. At least by the few who may know who he is and what he stood for.  Texas still likes to keep its minority’s in chains. I do think John Brown would make a great iconic symbol against the war on minority’s or I mean drugs, yea that’s right it’s a war on drugs.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Yeah, I was so happy for a moment. I guess we'll have to console ourselves with the comedic gold that is Rick Perry speaking in public.

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