Then there were 5: Mississippi group narrows flag options — Mississippi Business Journal August 18, 2020

A group recommending a new Mississippi state flag chose five final designs Tuesday — three with a magnolia blossom, one with a magnolia tree and one with a shield that has wavy lines representing water. Mississippi legislators voted in late June to retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem…

via Then there were 5: Mississippi group narrows flag options — Mississippi Business Journal.

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7 Responses to Then there were 5: Mississippi group narrows flag options — Mississippi Business Journal August 18, 2020

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Neat to see you blog through the process

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    • Once the vote is done on November3, I have a final post. I think the fact the flag has In God We Trust will be a plus for it to pass.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        That would be great if that one passed and gets voted in

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      • I know some Mississippians are dead set against changing the flag. They don’t understand the financial cost of not changing it. They see it as more of it being forced on them than why it needs to change.

        It will be interesting to see how the vote goes. My prayer is enough voters vote to change it. As the law was written, Mississippi doesn’t have a flag until one gets approved. If it’s not approved on November 3, it’s back to the drawing board.

        I was glad so many pastors came out in support of the new flag. There were a few pastors who came out against it and wanted to keep the old flag.

        They tried to do a new flag around 2001, but the voters hated the design and it was voted down. Enough members of both Mississippi legislature houses voted to change it and the Governor knew they would override a veto if he tried to veto it.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        I am amazed this year this new flag proposal went forward

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      • State politicians realized the financial cost of not addressing it. The Governor thought the voters should decide, but once enough politicians passed it where a veto would be meaningless, he decided to sign it. It helped so many non-politicians jumped on board early to support a flag change.

        I am glad they addressed it.

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