NEW ATTACKS ON OUR HERITAGE
INDIANA: State fair leaders in Indiana sent a letter to vendors this week, asking them to not sell or display Confederate flag merchandise at the event that opens Aug. 7.
NORTH CAROLINA: An unnamed group delivered a petition to Gov. Pat McCrory this morning at 10 am asking him to use his executive authority to halt the sale of North Carolina license plates bearing the Confederate flag.
The petition is reported to have just over 13,000. McCrory said he wants to stop issuing the plates, which have been given to more than 2,000 Sons of Confederate Veterans. But he says he thinks the law requires him to wait for General Assembly approval. At the same time, legislative leaders say it is the governor’s decision.
The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles received a high volume of requests for the specialty plates in June. Officials said DMV processed about nine months’ worth of orders in less than 10 days. the Governor also has to make a decision on a monuments bill passed this week that has drawn criticism for its protection of Confederate memorials.
South Carolina: Hillary Rodham Clinton praised South Carolina Republicans for removing the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds but said the State must “dig deeper…Anybody who says we don’t have more progress to make is blind.”
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