Confederate Flags Now Banned by WHO?

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( – In what many conservative Americans believe is a violation of their traditional free speech rights, the Country Music Association (CMA) has announced that it is banning displays of the Confederate flag at the upcoming CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee, that starts next week.

As The Charlotte Observer notes in, “Confederate flags are banned from CMA country music festival, officials announce“:

“One of the biggest country music festivals has put its boot down: No more Confederate flags. The Country Music Association added “Confederate flag imagery of any kind” to the prohibited items list at the upcoming CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee.”

In a statement, the Country Music Association wrote:

“This year’s CMA Fest is our first major fan-facing event in nearly three years. We have always had policies in place that protect the safety of our fans and ban discrimination, but we felt it was important to further refine our language to explicitly outline what will and will not be tolerated.

“In line with our first CMA Fest lineup announcement in early April, our event policy was published on our website, which states any behavior that causes one of our attendees to fear for their personal safety will not be tolerated, and that is inclusive of any displays of the Confederate flag.” [emphasis added]

What is your opinion about the Country Music Association banning displays of the Confederate flag at the upcoming CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee? Do you agree or disagree with the decision by the CMA? Do you believe that is a violation of free speech rights Americans have traditionally had in the United States of America? Do you think Americans should be able to fly the Confederate flag as a political statement? Why or why not? Please email your thoughts and views to [email protected]. Thank you.