California Assembly Urges Federal Ban of Confederate Flag

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The California legislature reconvened on August 17, and one of their first acts of business has been the passage of a joint resolution calling on Congress to enact a federal ban on the Confederate flag.

The resolution, Assembly Joint Resolution 26, is sponsored by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego). It urges Congress to ban the Confederate flag from being displayed on federal property and to “ban the use of Confederate States of America symbolism from state symbols.”

According to CBS Sacramento, AJR 26 was “unanimously approved with 74 votes.” Weber pushed the resolution by suggesting that “Confederate flags shouldn’t be displayed in honor but should instead be presented as a reminder of the country’s dark days.”

Breitbart News previously reported that on July 16, the Fresno City Council voted to ban the Confederate flag from city property. Their vote came two weeks after the Memphis City Council voted to dig up the body of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and to sell the city’s statue of him “to anyone who wants it.” Fresno’s action came just one week after the New Orleans City Council’s vote declaring Confederate statues a “nuisance” so they could be removed.

On July 9, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12th Dist.) argued for banishing the Confederate flag, suggesting that doing so “is about our morals.”

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