The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday about whether the state of Texas should be required to issue special license plates with the Confederate battle flag, though observers say the justices seemed reluctant to push the state of Texas to sell license plates emblazoned with the divisive symbol that is that flag.
The plates were presented at the suggestion of the Texas division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV).
Is displaying the flag on state-issued articles an issue of freedom of speech? Not to this little hillbilly, it isn’t, and if you listen to this NPR story, you’ll not hear supporters of these license plates address the hate speech portion of this discussion. If you’re interested, this is a pretty good take on the topic, as well.