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Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates

Thanks for the links. It is interesting to note that in 1956, the Georgian state flag was redesigned to incorporate the Confederate battle flag. It has gone through several incarnations, the last being a few years ago.  (Feb 20, 2014 | post #118)

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Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates

It was brutal in human life and to the national psyche. I too agree that, perhaps, had Lincoln lived, the South would have healed faster by focusing on reconciliation and bring an end to the bitterness engendered by war. “Reconstruction” would have lived up to its name. He would have had a time controlling the “Radical Republicans”, but being a consummate politician he would have known how to make deals and out maneuver his opponents.  (Feb 19, 2014 | post #65)

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Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates

From what I’ve read, there were two flags, the first being the Stars and Bars that looked similar to the then US flag. Because of that similarity, during battle both sides could not tell which flag was which. So the solution was the creation of two flags, one as the battle flag, the other as the parade flag.  (Feb 19, 2014 | post #64)

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Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates

Why couldn’t the Sons of Confederate Veterans find some other symbol that would better represent their heritage/history? The Confederate battle flag was only used for the duration of the civil war. The flag’s use throughout the 20th century has covered a time span significantly longer than its presence on Civil War battlefields. Southerners place a heavy emphasis on states’ right and individuality. They have the perfect opportunity to choose a symbol that best depicts their state’s southern heritage instead of simply going with the one symbol. For those who see the Confederate battle flag as the one and only symbol of their heritage then they must also accept as part of that heritage the enslavement of a people. Interwoven within the symbolism of that flag are: suffering, intolerance, degradation, injustice, tyranny, death and its inexplicable outcome---- war.  (Feb 19, 2014 | post #53)

Tampa, FL

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anom...

That’s not what the law states. You may wish to add your own interpretation of the law, but it was explicit in its non-alcohol consumption. Here is the link to the webpage. http://leg1.state. va.us/cgi-bin/legp 504.exe?101+sum+SB 334 I agree with your assertion that alcohol and guns don’t mix, just like drinking and driving. The state where I live has restaurants that have a liquor license, restaurants that don’t have a liquor license, and then there are the bars. If I go to a bar, I plan to drink unless I am the designated driver. A dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives. Yum. In fact, I plan to go out to dinner tonight, I know what I’ll be ordering.  (Feb 18, 2014 | post #819)

Tampa, FL

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anom...

After the fact meant the individual was dead, then a trial with a jury will determine the consequences as required by law. My wishes!!! WOW, you give me too much importance. I thank you. I am still mulling around in my head what’s to be next in my list of proper behavior. What do you think of cordial discussions among individuals with different perspectives, sans the petty digs and innuendos? Too radical, huh??? I bet you do.  (Feb 17, 2014 | post #784)

Tampa, FL

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anom...

Well, let’s see. Chad Oulson and his wife walked into a theater, get into a disagreement with another patron. That patron shoots and kills him taking away Oulson’s inalienable right to life. I am glad I could make you laugh. Conversely, I find nothing at all humorous about your post, no joie de vivre to be had.  (Feb 17, 2014 | post #783)

Tampa, FL

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anom...

Not “bloodthirsty, homicidal maniacs” just human beings who may have anger issues, lack sound judgment and impulse control. Reeves was not what you coined, “bloodthirsty” yet he killed a defenseless man, over something so trivial as to render his death a travesty. Nothing magically or comical about that, at least not from my point of view.  (Feb 17, 2014 | post #782)

Tampa, FL

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anom...

I never alluded to your dramatization of “blood will run. . . ” blah, blah, blah. This country will not turn into another Bagdad or Beirut. There is no clear correlation that concealed weapons lead to lower crime rates. It's a nice talking point, but there's no clear evidence to support it. And doesn’t the Virginia concealed weapons law forbids concealed-gun permit holders to drink alcohol while they are inside bars and restaurants. They can walk into to the bar or restaurant with their gun, but can’t drink alcohol. Where’s the fun in that? Here's the Virginia law: SB 334 Concealed handguns; prohibits person who carries into restaurant from consuming alcoholic beverage Concealed handguns; restaurants; penalty. Allows a person with a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun onto the premises of a restaurant or club and prohibits such person from consuming alcoholic beverages while on the premises. A person who consumes alcohol in violation of the provisions of the bill is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.  (Feb 17, 2014 | post #780)

Tampa, FL

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anom...

Millions of concealed gun owners may believe that non-violent persuasion is a far more effective means of settling disputes than by the use of force. But those thousands you made mention shoot and kill others. Are their deaths acceptable to you---a form of collateral damage? You’re right; I don’t understand the mind of a person who cannot walk out of their home without a gun on their person. To live with such fear or paranoia must be debilitating.  (Feb 16, 2014 | post #736)

Tampa, FL

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anom...

That's after the fact.  (Feb 16, 2014 | post #735)

Tampa, FL

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anom...

The inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as stated by the Declaration of Independence are mine. (That's a good thing.) The right to life is a fundamental right, from which all other rights are derived. Therefore, infringement of those rights by someone with a gun and a god-complex undermines the basic premise, the core value of our Constitution.  (Feb 16, 2014 | post #734)

Tampa, FL

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anom...

Who decides what constitutes “reasonable fear”? The person who has the concealed weapon? Will everyday disagreements occurring in traffic, bars, sporting events, convenient stores, generate such a sense of fear that the individual holding the gun feels compelled to upholster her/his gun and shoot? Should these nervous Nellies then think twice before even venturing outside their homes? Most of those who have shot/killed someone with a concealed weapon have stated that they feared for their lives. When in reality, that was not the case. Seems to me carrying a concealed weapon gives the individual a false sense of entitlement, willing to settle an argument or disagreement with the gun.  (Feb 16, 2014 | post #728)

Tampa, FL

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anom...

There’s a bit of irony in that the “wild west” of the late 19th century had striker gun laws than we do today. Everyone had guns, but many frontier towns would bar anyone, expect law enforcement from carrying guns in public. Those entering the towns had to turn their guns over to the sheriff, picking them up when they left.  (Feb 12, 2014 | post #591)

Tampa, FL

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anom...

He is older so there may be some cognitive function impairment that may affect his capability for sound judgment and impulse control.  (Feb 12, 2014 | post #590)

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