Information I didn’t know …. Florida is one of the states!
While there is much discussion about whether or not the government of South Carolina should remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of its state capitol or not, less attention has been paid to laws currently on the books in the former states of the Confederacy that expressly prohibit the burning of, or in some cases the mere insulting of, the flag representing those states during the Civil War. The five states with laws carrying statues prohibiting the desecration of the confederate flag are as follows:
- South Carolina – As the state that was the first to formerly secede from the Union in defense of slavery and white supremacy, South Carolina has a law making it illegal to “jeer at, trample upon or cast contempt, either by word or act, upon any such flag, standard, color or ensign.”
- Mississippi – In the still unreconstructed state of Mississippi, which only recently…
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