Posted: 4:00 pm Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

A Confederate symbol makes a Georgia comeback 

By Greg Bluestein

About a dozen years after its removal as the centerpiece of the Georgia state flag, the Confederate battle emblem is back — in a big, though slightly faded way.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans have had custom license plates before, featuring the square symbol of its organization, as seen below. But here’s the newest version, with the St. Andrews flag spanning the plate, that just won state Department of Revenue approval on Feb 1: sonsofconfederatesGov. Nathan Deal was questioned about the new license plate this afternoon, but indicated that it was a surprise to him.

“I hadn’t heard that so I don’t know anything about it. I’ll have to talk to them about it. I had no information in advance about it,” said Deal, who last month vowed to a Ebenezer Baptist Church congregation that he would give Martin Luther King Jr. a more prominent place on state Capitol grounds.

From the press release:

The new design of the SCV’s special license plate features a much more prominent logo of the organization with larger stars and a beautiful Confederate battle flag image in the background and covering the entire size of the plate. Additionally, the plate features a gold frame with the words “Sons of Confederate Veterans” displayed where the county name was previously featured on the plates.

However, this wasn’t the first choice of the group:

The design for the new plate previously submitted by the SCV also featured the carving on Stone Mountain, the largest Confederate monument in existence; however, Silver Dollar City which has leased the Park from the state of Georgia claims to have the carving trademarked and refuses to allow other entities to use it. At present, the Sons of Confederate Veterans has challenged the right of any private corporation to trademark a symbol which belongs to the people and state of Georgia and is considering further action to void the trademark claim of Silver Dollar City; but the new alternate license plate design was submitted by the SCV so as not to delay its production.

Ten dollars from each plate ordered will go to the Georgia chapter of the SCV, “to promote Southern Heritage through educational activities and preservation efforts around the state.”

419 comments
mrob
mrob

@Bernie31


I agree that a King tag would be great? Would the King  tag stir racial profiling where as the confederate one wouldn't ?


I would purchase the King tag at equal price to the confederate tag.

Bernie31
Bernie31

How about if We get  a Tag for Dr. KING! Hmmmm...that is MY Heritage. Pay dem King children (5) Five Million for likeness and quote. " Free At Last". ( yer gonna love that a one) :) Then will I quit and stay out of yer FACE! For now anyway! For we ALL know you are going to do some thing STUPID  AGAIN...You ALWAYS DO!

A_t_LAN_t_A
A_t_LAN_t_A

This will be violent.  Why provoke people?  Why incite negative feelings?  Why not unite under the Star Spangled Banner!!  

Bernie31
Bernie31

The Word is being passed all over Black Talk radio..to look out fer you guys. Lets welcome them among Us.

uh..huh.

Bernie31
Bernie31

I love it when you go to the Varisty drive in and those dark faces see those Tags. One special coming Right up...SUH!

Andy123
Andy123

It almost seems like yesterday when Coca Cola refused to fly the GA flag outside their HQ in ATL.  From that point on, once you got out of sight of the Perimeter all you could find were Pepsi machines in the 'country'. 

bleuquixote
bleuquixote

If you live in Metro Atlanta and put that plate on your car, expect to get keyed. It's gonna happen.

Bernie31
Bernie31

If You or your wfie kids are in trouble on the side of the ROAD on Fire. I see that confederate Flag. if there was no any water to be found and I was in dire need of the men's room.  I would continue on and Hold it!

uh..huh

SixFive
SixFive

Wow. So the people who tied the noose around the statue of James Meredith on Ole Miss' campus (first black student to attend), also placed a GEORGIA state flag with the confederate battle symbol on his face. People can act like there is no relation with the symbolism and racism...  but the evidence is, and has always been, clear.  For the state, it's about thinking about the elements of your brand.


http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/noose-tied-ole-miss-integration-statue-22567434

Bernie31
Bernie31

@mrob @Bernie31- same here... i agree on the purchase. The profiling will happen anyway...but the Tags will be in their Faces and they will then understand the Anger of that disgusting FLAG!

Andy123
Andy123

@Bernie31

Those greedy King kids would need $50 million for a tag like that.  Daddy is rolling over in his grave right now wishing he never had those worthless kids.   

Bernie31
Bernie31

@A_t_LAN_t_A - These People do notTruly Believe in Such Things...Now say lets have Hate Festivial. We got a PARTY!  :)


Andy123
Andy123

@Bernie31

Oh, you gots black talk radio huh?  It would be racist if we had all honkey talk radio wouldn't it?   

Andy123
Andy123

@Bernie31

I didn't know the Varsity take EBT!?  Glad you can enjoy you some chili dogs Bernie.   

GaLatino
GaLatino

@Andy123 Riiiight... and how's that working out for Pepsi now?  They got passed by DIET COKE last year in sales.  In other, words, more people would rather drink Coke's diet product than Pepsi's flagship brand.  Good thing they still have Mountain Dew.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@bleuquixote - Not only that but POOR and Rude service. Please do not have one who hates you around your FOOD! you are going to have all kinds of stomach pains fer sure.


Andy123
Andy123

@Bernie31

So it would be ok for the fire dept to not put out the fire out at your house because you are a known bigot?   

BulldawgRick
BulldawgRick

Uhhh Bernie...  Negro, yo momma is on fire....  Use the H2O on her...

Andy123
Andy123

@SixFive

I'm gonna laugh when it's found to be some colored kid doing a prank.   

GlennYuungman
GlennYuungman

@Andy123 @Bernie31 Don't forget all of those illegitimate secret kids he had with them white women he was seeing on the side behind his wife's back.  He loved white women and drugs!!!

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Andy123 @Bernie31- Surely your parents were not that thrilled about you. You were flushed but yer Head was too big...... so they kept ya.


Bernie31
Bernie31

@Andy123 @Bernie31-Somebody has got to keep an eye on you Guys! If not you will STEAL EVERYTHING for yer selves...you Filthy Pigs. :)


Bernie31
Bernie31

@Andy123 @Bernie31- I do not expect for you to come anyway until its fully engulfed...and that is the honest Truth. we do not Trust You...you lie, and you are Evil!  You lean to your own understanding of things without care.

SixFive
SixFive

@Andy123 @SixFiveAre you suggesting people in your race have no skin tone? That's sad.  What you find "funny" says a lot about you.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Andy123 @Bernie31@GaLatino- Kasim is smarter than the Governor...You see they are always in the puppet master position whenever Gov. Deal speaks to Georgians on important matters. Kasim is always in the rear andin the  dark. as if he is really mouthing the words ya hear.

uh..huh

Bernie31
Bernie31

@GaLatino @Andy123@Bernie31- we listen to that one too..The usual BOOT Lickers, Herman, Kasim and good ole boy Ben Carson are always around. Where do I apply for that Job? 

uh...huh.

GaLatino
GaLatino

@Andy123 @GaLatino@Bernie31 Umm, Andy, that's why Uncle Tom was included in the name.  Joke Killer.


Also, are we talking about the same colored boy who would build an electrified fence to keep all the beaners out?

Andy123
Andy123

@Bernie31 @Andy123

Funny you mention that.  Nobody locks their doors around here, then again we don't have any coloreds either.   

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Andy123 @Bernie31Not to worry there will be plenty coming to your county Next week! I just placed an order...to include a hand full of POOKIES just for the fun of it. If I were you I would start locking my doors and not leaving that garage door open.

Andy123
Andy123

@Bernie31 @Andy123

I doubt that because if you did, I would see you a mile away.  There aren't any colored boys in this county so you would stand out like a sore thumb Bernie.    

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Andy123 @Bernie31Noo way..I seek places you frequent to SPIT and do strange things to your FOOD with a Smile! before it reaches your Table!  Oh...Yeah!

uh..huh.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Andy123 @Bernie31- you wait until that sandwhich taste or smell funny. AS You LQQK into my smiling face....you will wonder.

Andy123
Andy123

@Bernie31 @Andy123

You make a great troll Bernie!  Are you really a colored boy or is it just part of your online persona?   

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