This Week In Confederate Heritage: March 22, 2015

After a long lull in Confederate heritage episodes, things are starting to pick up again, with the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox just on the horizon. There’s the usual assortment of miscellany …

Oh, well.

15 thoughts on “This Week In Confederate Heritage: March 22, 2015

  1. Rosemary March 23, 2015 / 8:51 am

    re confederate license plate: Think such plates would evoke road rage? Seems so easy to get shot these days….
    I’d like to see the Supreme Court deny the plate because it represents rebellion.
    Decision will be interesting. I hope justices provide lots of comment.

    • Brooks D. Simpson March 23, 2015 / 11:03 am

      I side with the free speech argument. Its advocates admit that promotion the CSA flag constitutes “offensive speech.” Confederate heritage folks haven’t reacted to that slam. Fact is that states should not be in vanity license plate business.

      • Rosemary March 23, 2015 / 2:52 pm

        Just read LA Times piece on today’s argument. Says court leaning toward saying Nay …. because the free speaker is Texas not the sons. Texas says sons should get bumper sticker, says LA Times.

        • Brooks D. Simpson March 23, 2015 / 5:31 pm

          The state should not be compelled to issue particular license plates because some group thinks they should. But the turn toward vanity plates and so on has opened this door.

  2. Rosemary March 23, 2015 / 8:52 am

    PS: bluebonnets and yellow roses re nice, Mr. Lyle. 🙂

  3. bob carey March 23, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Was it James Otis that said “I might not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”? If these people want to celebrate a heritage that destroyed their infrastructure, their society and a large percentage of an entire male generation then they have the right to do it.

  4. The Lamp March 24, 2015 / 1:05 am

    Hoop skirts are cumbersome, dirt magnets and ugly, why would anyone want to wear them ?

  5. Rosemary March 24, 2015 / 2:31 am

    aww, c’mon….. have you seen The King And I ??
    hoop skirts are fun … it is fun to flounce…. to twirl and bop and flounce in clothes that make the most of it…. if you are stuck in cumbersome clothes by a male dominated, restrictive sociiety, flouncing is a perk. ……..and in that day and age, everything was dirty, but ugly? only in grumpy eyes, seems like.
    c’mon Lamp. buck up. close your door and flounce a bit. you’ll like it.

  6. John Foskett March 24, 2015 / 9:13 am

    It may have been Holmes, Jr. who observed that the First Amendment guarantees debate. It doesn’t guarantee intelligent debate.

    • Leo March 25, 2015 / 7:22 am

      I have never seen a more self-destructive bunch in my entire life. The best thing they can do for “the cause” is to shut up!

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