Republican Sen. Carona calls on Perry to reject Confederate flag proposal

Republican State Senator John Carona (SD-16) has submitted a letter to the Dallas Morning News calling on Rick Perry to reject the controversial Confederate flag license plate proposal. 

We agree with Senator John Carona and applaud his leadership on the issue.  A majority of Texans do not support the image of the Confederate flag and it has no place on our license plates.

Here is a copy of the letter sent to the Dallas Morning News:

A Message to the Governor

As a friend of Governor Perry, fellow conservative, and former Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, I offer our Governor the following advice: Soundly reject the proposal before the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to approve a new license plate depicting the Confederate flag.

Those who are advancing such a plan do not reflect the sentiments of most Texans.

No one wishes to deny our history as a state. But we as leaders should take every opportunity to support that which unites our citizenry. Reminding those among us of their painful past has no place in celebrating our great state.

License plates are designed to promote tourism and commerce, to create positive identity and awareness, and to showcase those riches that make our state unique. The Confederate flag, long recognized in our generation as a symbol of slavery, racism, and defeat, accomplishes none of those purposes. Those wishing to study the historical significance of this flag and our Confederate past should instead turn to a book.

Senator John Carona

Source: Dallas Morning News

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