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Old 07-21-2015, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Surely if Georgia could remove the stars and bars from their flag without a huge hassle Mississippi can and should. Georgia's new flag (their second attempt after a terrible first attempt) is a very nice flag and surely Mississippi can find something similar. Besides Georgia's justification was that the change promoted the state from a business point of view and that is never a bad thing.
Georgia's flag is still a Confederate flag.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Georgia's flag is still a Confederate flag.
Sort of. It's basically the original "Stars and Bars" with the state seal added in the middle of the stars. But it isn't exactly like the Confederate Flag.

Georgia State Flag:


"Stars and Bars", original flag of the CSA:



Which reinforces my stance. The Battle Flag isn't being protested because of its limited association with slavery, it's being protested over its use during Jim Crow. Every time African Americans tried to assert that "All men are created equal", racists clutching that flag did everything they could to prove otherwise. And yes, they also clutched the US flag, but it's the Battle Flag that became the symbol of oppression.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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So if MS's flag is put to a referendum vote in a few months, how do you think it'll go?
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:10 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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So if MS's flag is put to a referendum vote in a few months, how do you think it'll go?
The flag change would fail, because more than 50% of the people in this state are resistant to change, and believe the "heritage not hate" tripe.

That being said, I believe that if slavery was put to a referendum on this state, at least 40% would choose to bring it back. This is why not everything should be left to referendums. Some things need to be addressed by leaders with vision, on behalf of the citizens.

It's the difference between a republic and a democracy.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:55 PM
 
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The flag change would fail, because more than 50% of the people in this state are resistant to change, and believe the "heritage not hate" tripe.

That being said, I believe that if slavery was put to a referendum on this state, at least 40% would choose to bring it back. This is why not everything should be left to referendums. Some things need to be addressed by leaders with vision, on behalf of the citizens.

It's the difference between a republic and a democracy.
^ what he said.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:08 PM
 
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I am with Harvey. They should forget about this and raise back the flags and arrest anybody who was part of anti-religious burnings.

I believe the heritage as well.

Those other people, apparently are mis-informed creeps. Not Harvey.
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I am with Harvey. They should forget about this and raise back the flags and arrest anybody who was part of anti-religious burnings.

I believe the heritage as well.

Those other people, apparently are mis-informed creeps. Not Harvey.
When I was in Oxford last year I saw him. I didn't realize how big of a figure in Oxford he was, now that I'm looking back on it, it feels weird. He died for nebulous reasons because he was an outlier with public opinion.
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I just hope it doesn't escalate to violence, in a broader sense.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Hervey's funeral yesterday.

“Black Confederate” Anthony Hervey Funeral Procession Draws Hundreds in Oxford, Mississippi
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Old 08-04-2015, 05:08 PM
 
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Yazoo City voted not to fly the state flag on public buildings.
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