The confederate and nazi flags should be outlawed. They represent hatred, slavery and murder. Democrats should push this legislation to show that they are sensitive to the past injustices and suffering of whole populations of African Americans and Jews.
The display, possession, sale and manufacturing of these flags are equivalent to hate crime and as such should be banned by law. Freedom of speech is one of our most valuable Constitutional rights, but a criminal act of hate falls outside the bounds of free speech.
If the right wing believes that burning the American flag is important enough to outlaw, the left should take up this cause. This move would put the right on the defensive and show them for the racist scum that they are.
Let’s come at them from an angle that they would not expect. Let’s get ’em during an election year with this lefty ‘hot-button’ issue. Let’s blindside them, distract them and knock them out! Let’s start setting the agenda for a change and showing the rest of the country and the world not only that we have principles but that we stand up for them!