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Anyone from Mississippi?
Diver43 Posts: 12,749 Senior Member
What do you think of changing the State Flag?
Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
There were a lot of factors. The SEC and NCAA said we would no longer be able to host baseball/softball regionals. Nor basketball playoffs. The baseball regionals are big deals here. Mississippi State has hosted many baseball regionals and they consistently break NCAA attendance records. Ole Miss to a lesser extent. MSU has hosted early rounds of the Women's NCAA basketball tournament. Both events are big economic events for the state. MSU will have over 10k people attend a regular Friday night baseball game. NCAA Regionals held at MSU are about the only ones that make a profit for the NCAA.
Quite a few athletes have said they will no longer play if the flag doesn't change.
According to economic developers/recruiters in the state, the flag has limited us in attracting new businesses.
Over all, it was just the right time to change it. I think most here want it to change. I've wanted it to change for a long time. I know what that flag represented and it is time for it to change. The stars and bars represent slavery and everyone knows it.
I don't mean to be ugly but, I'm not interested in a discussion or comments about slavery, states rights, or taxes. This is the 21st century. The South lost the war. GET. OVER. IT.
Btw, I've lived in this state for all 57 of my 57 yrs. I have ancestors who fought for both sides. None owned slaves to my knowledge. But, I wouldn't be surprised if at least 1 ancestor did. And I am a certified history teacher. I think I have enough knowledge about history to have an informed opinion.
As to economic development, I don't think it's been that big of an issue. In the past 10 yrs or so we've successfully recruited plants from Nissan, Toyota, Yokahoma Tire and Contintenal Tire. That's a whole lotta jobs.
In the end though, I think most Mississippians realized it was time to change.
The bill states that the new flag can not contain any Confederate symbols and must Have the motto "In God We Trust".
The voters of MS will vote on the new flag design.