Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War. 20 more words
While I agree with the decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from Mississippi‘s state flag, there are a couple of key issues that haven’t been considered by the legislators or the governor. As the law approved by the Mississippi Legislature and soon to be signed by Governor Reeves, the state has to remove the current state flag within 15 days. That means Mississippi will be without a state flag until the results of the November 3, 2020 ballot where they will offer one design for consideration. If the voters reject that design, the state will be without a state flag until a new flag is designed and gets put on the ballot. Better to offer several designs in the November 3rd ballot and let the voters decide which one they like best. That avoids a no vote winning which drags out the process even longer.
There are several designs that were put out years ago that and my suggestion would be to use them as a starting point. Personally, I like the red, white, and blue design – several options available. I also like the 20 stars concept as Mississippi is the 20th state. A magnolia would be a good addition. Here was a proposed state flag – https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/22/us/mississippi-flag-license-plate-trnd/index.html. That’s the Stennis flag that has been suggested. Here are a few good alternatives – https://www.pinterest.com/chillbillyrock/mississippi-flag-concepts/.
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