Is California's ban on retail sale of the Confederate flag okay?Posted by: bettabreeder
In the beginning of the month, California put a ban on the Confederate flag saying "Freedom of speech isn't for 'hate' The ban does not go to historical articles and you are still allowed to have on in state. If you are not ignorant and sadly Cali is, you will know that people of all races died from a tyrant's usless war!
Yes! It should be banned, its a symbol of "Hate"
No! Native Americans, Whites and Blacks all fought under the Confederate flag and is a symbol of heritage and pride
It's the flag of a country that betrayed the Union, and in my authoritarian perspective, it represents rebellion, which is something I'm almost entirely opposed against, and yes, it is used commonly by hate groups. Think of what the specific group oppressed by the CSA would think of this flag flying anywhere. You could argue that banning it violates freedom of speech, but then, I'm opposed to the idea of complete freedom of speech. Non-debatable and I don't need any hate-mail.
While I certainly don't support the Confederates, I think banning the sale of the flag is just dumb. The Confederate flag itself doesn't harm anybody, so there's no reason for the state to put restrictions on it within the free market. Unless I'm missing something here, this is a pointless ban that is taking personal opinions and turning them into law.
Tip the the author of this poll: There's a comment option for a reason. I don't need you giving the 'no' option an opinion I don't share.
Dear OP: Make it a yes/no thing. I'm against California's ban because it's a violation of Free Speech... Not for any of the reasons you listed. Don't assume you know why people believe something. Just give a simple answer, and let them explain why they believe in it if they want to.
Would you expect anything different to come out of California?
On one hand, I feel it is free speech & California has a history connected to this flag. On the other hand, it is their state & their choice. Many states, for a variety of reasons, do not preserve their heritage. http://www.militarymuseum.org/CAandCW2.html
The confederate flag doesn't really resemble slavery anymore, sooooo... nope, its not right.
It's unconstitutional to ban any flag. Freedom of expression is part of the freedom of speech.
This could actually qualify as a violation of the first amendment. It's freedom of expression. I don't support the Confederacy at all, but there are other people who do.