The Government of Virginia, one of the first states to declare its independence and the oldest operating government in the ‘new world’ over 300 years ago, is directly attacking the first Amendment by outlawing license plates that show the Confederate Flag.
Last month the government sent out warning letters to owners of the license plates threatening fines and worse. According to The Blaze:
It’s now a misdemeanor to drive with Confederate flag plates in Virginia — Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, pushed for the ban amid furor over the symbol and its connection to the June shooting massacre in an historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the station noted.
As for his license plate deadline, Collier is late — but he won’t be asking for an extension.
“Next thing you know, they’re going to say you can’t wear blue on Monday…or you can’t wear yellow on Thursday,” he told the station. “Where’s it going to end?”
He’s not alone.
About 1,600 other Virginians were sent the same letter Collier got — and only 187 have turned in their Confederate flag license plates, the station said.. The agency acknowledged that a few simply sent the new license plates back to the DMV with “no thank you” notes, WAVY said.
The DMV told the station it asked the Sons of Confederate Veterans to assist on the new plate’s design but didn’t hear back from the group.
Last time I checked the Constitution, there’s isn’t an opt-out clause. Rights to speech, free assembly and free expression are guaranteed. No further action is required, so I’m not sure if the State of Virginia has a copy of the Constitution? It’s not about political correctness, it’s about Constitutional Rights…something Virginia has lost site of.
What do you think? Is it okay for Virginia to outlaw the Confederate Flag on license plates? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.