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Old 03-06-2016, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Deep 13
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Thing is, if they did go back to the 1861 flag, with out the St. Andrew's Cross on it, it wouldn't be a big seller.

Makes for an awkward belt buckle.

Georgia just put the state seal in the middle of the original Confederate flag and a lot of Southern states are echos of Confederate flags.

What if Mississippi swapped the St. Andrew's Cross with the St. George version?

I also think there would be some outrage with the re-installment of the 1861 flag, but most wouldn't care since it didn't have 'those evil cross stars' on them.


As a last point, if I remember right, Jerad and Amanda Miller covered their police victims with a Gadsden flag, but no one went to the American Tea Party to demand change (or boycotted soccer).
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:56 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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My suggestion for a new Mississippi state flag that honor's it's southern heritage and will be unique and beautiful:

a brilliant blue background, a large white magnolia blossom in the center with a green leaf or two to add a third color.

Since Mississippi is known as "the magnolia state" why not honor the state flower? Everyone associates the magnolia with the South, so it pays tribute to the South.

I'm told that Mississippians were proud of the very first flag of the Confederacy - "The Bonnie Blue Flag" - which was nothing more than a large white five-pointed star against a blue background. This will pay a discreet homage to the CSA without offending anyone!

What is your opinion???
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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It sounds similar to the "Magnolia Flag", which was the official state flag during the civil war. But a good idea.

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Old 03-09-2016, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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It sounds similar to the "Magnolia Flag", which was the official state flag during the civil war. But a good idea.
The problem is these groups want no reference to the Confederacy.

The Magnolia Flag is a gigantic reference to the Confederacy.
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Plaque placed at University Grays statue at Ole Miss.

Ole Miss Puts History In Context With Plaque | HottyToddy.com

Text for contextual plaque on Confederate statue announced - The Daily Mississippian | The Daily Mississippian
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Old 08-27-2016, 02:52 PM
 
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Certainly, it will be next, after that, the statues, the roads,streets, any thing that offends.
Yep! Some people make a good living by getting offended!
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:53 PM
 
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I'm told that Mississippians were proud of the very first flag of the Confederacy - "The Bonnie Blue Flag" - which was nothing more than a large white five-pointed star against a blue background. This will pay a discreet homage to the CSA without offending anyone!

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why not just put it to a state vote and if they lose them them to get over it, you cant always get what you want, and if the people decide to remove it, just remove the bars part.
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:18 PM
 
Location: The South
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why not just put it to a state vote and if they lose them them to get over it, you cant always get what you want, and if the people decide to remove it, just remove the bars part.
It was put to a state vote in 2001.
https://flagspot.net/flags/us-ms-rf.html
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:10 PM
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It was put to a state vote in 2001.
https://flagspot.net/flags/us-ms-rf.html
I think what was meant by that is put it to a vote THIS year.
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:37 PM
 
Location: The South
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I think what was meant by that is put it to a vote THIS year.
And if its put to a statewide vote THIS year and the results are the same, then what?
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