A Confederate battle is brewing in Mississippi. A cadre of athletes, authors, actors, musicians, business leaders and judges signed a letter calling for the removal of the Confederate insignia from the state’s flag. The letter appeared in a full-page ad in Sunday’s Clarion-Ledger newspaper. Mississippi’s state flag features three stripes, of red, white and blue, with the Confederate emblem in the top left corner. “It is simply not fair, or honorable, to ask black Mississippians to attend schools, compete in athletic events, work in the public sector, serve in the National Guard, and go about their normal lives with a state flag that glorifies a war fought to keep their ancestors enslaved,” the letter said. “It’s time for Mississippi to fly a flag for all its people.” Actor Morgan Freeman, quarterback Archie Manning, author John Grisham and musician Jimmy Buffet were among those who signed the letter. Mississippi last voted on changing the state flag in 2001, with the current form being retained by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. “Think of America in 1931 and then in 1945 – that’s 14 years, and a tectonic shift in national identity,” author Greg Iles, who signed the letter, told the Clarion-Ledger. “Think of 1961 and 1975. The confederate flag is no longer a viable state or national symbol in 2015.” Gov. Phil Bryant has noted the previous vote and said he has no plans to call a special session on the matter, according to the Clarion-Ledger. A newspaper survey of the state’s lawmakers found 64 supported changing the flag, 24 opposed it, nine were undecided and 96 wouldn’t respond.
Do you need to step away to vomit? I almost had to! The PC police and speech nazis have now targeted the great state of Mississippi with this crap. What a bunch of self-righteous, sanctimonious, arrogant, limousine liberal elitists talking down to us peasants and telling us what we should do, think, and say. The Civil War happened. Fact. Mississippi was part of the Confederate States of America (CSA) during that Civil War. FACT. The Civil War did NOT start because of slavery. It started as a state’s rights thing. FACT. The slavery component didn’t even enter into the picture until about 2 years into the fight. And, there were blacks who were IN the CSA army! There are many decedendants from CSA army vets that are proud of that heritage. FACT. Get over it! The state last revisited this issue in 2001, and determined by a 2-1 margin that they liked the flag as it is. So, kudos to Gov. Phil Bryant (R-MS) for blowing this issue off. More people like him need to stand up to this type of bullying by the liberal elitists who want to impose their history revisionism on America, and NOT jump on the bandwagon of political correctness.