The Mississippi Flag is in the news! Unfortunately, it is for all of the wrong reasons.
Not the Mississippi Flag.
In 2001, there was a vote. This vote was not “Do you Love the Current Flag above all Others?” But instead it was do you Like “Flag A” better than “Flag B” ? Flag A won, 64.39% to 35.61%.
A majority picked A, but was it decisive for all eternity? No. There was not a Flag C to choose from. Flag B, and other options that didn’t make the cut, came about through committee. (Read more at the link).
Heritage or hate? Those arguments will not get you to a consensus. Think dollars and sense. Changing the flag will be a boon for the economy. For flag makers, sticker vendors, hat makers and those artisans that make those tiny spoons you see at the Flying J. A new flag can still have roots in heritage, NOT be associated with hate, AND be the will of the people!
Interestingly the tragedy out of South Carolina is the reason this is on the forefront today and it’s NOT even South Carolina’s State Flag.
I’ve seen the South Carolina State Flag on everything. Hats, shirts, koozies, stickers, key chains, bow ties. The list is endless. It is time for Mississippi to have a State Flag that the entire State can be proud of.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in South Carolina.
Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi and supports changing the flag in Mississippi and vows to not wear a bow tie with the current state flag on it.
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