The only thing I can think of here is that people are going to keep trying to keep bringing back the confederate flag and it takes a ruling like this to force them to stop.
But there is something to say about history where you want to keep it alive somehow. In that case, even if it’s an offensive image, there’s no reason why it can’t be displayed somewhere but let’s look at history again, where the state government (part of the union, who won the civil war) can reject the image from being on any of their documents.
And so if the confederate flag is mildly offensive to them to the point where it would be even more to be put on a state owned document, than they can reject it entirely.
Can you imagine however, Greg Abbot reversing the rule?
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles acted lawfully in rejecting a license plate displaying the Confederate flag.
The court ruled that license plates represent “government speech,” meaning the Texas DMV can control license plate contents without limiting the rights of the private parties who submit designs or slogans, according to the 5-4 ruling.
The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) had applied for a line of specialty license plates with its own design depicting the Confederate flag logo in 2013. The group argued the DMV violated the free speech clause of the First Amendment when it rejected the design for being offensive to the public, and the case reached the Supreme Court in December.
“Each plate is a government article serving the governmental purposes of vehicle registration and identification,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the majority. The ruling also asserted…
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