Skip to comments.Mason-Dixon poll: 79% of Georgians want a fair flag vote!
Posted on 02/02/2005 9:21:46 PM PST by DixieOklahoma
A Janurary, 2005 poll of 625 registered voters in the State of Georgia, conducted for the Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans reveals that, among other things 79% of registered voters believe that the state of Georgia should have a new vote on their state flag that includes the 1956-2001 state flag, which incorporates the confederate battle flag. The flag was not included in the latest flag referendum.
While a majority of voters may feel that a new vote is indeed needed between the current state flag and the former flag which was changed without consent of the voters, and not included on a flag referendum, only 47% of voters say they would choose the current flag (issued by republican governor sonny perdue) while 13% are undecided.
Another interesting fact is that 16% of blacks in Georgia said they favored a new vote on the flag, while 9% said they were undecided... A total of 25% either for a new vote, or undecided.
Also, probably out of sync with the rest of the country, only 29% of Georgians said that the confederate battle flag represented slavery, while a powerfull majority said it represented southern pride and heritage.
A very suprising statistic is that a full 18% of black Georgians said the confederate battle flag represented southern pride, though 71% said it represented racism and slavery.
70% of Georgians said they would accept the results of a new vote on the flag, regardless of the outcome, as long as the vote contained the controversial 1956 flag, which was removed without a vote of the people.
And a full 54% of Georgians said that the flag vote of 2004, which did not include the controversial 1956-2001 flag was unfair, which could spell trouble for republican governor sonny perdue, who was widely seen as running on a platform to give the people of Georgia a vote on the 1956 flag, but instead delivered a referendum on two different flags, after lobbying by the NAACP, southern poverty law center, and black caucus.
The flag was changed in part, by sonny's opponent Roy Barnes.
More poll results can be seen at the Southern Heritage Political Action Comittee's (SHPAC) web site:
I agree friend!
These folks get it
so do these:
REAL flag of the KKK:
So are we to conclude that 21% want an unfair vote?
GA flag in the news
Georgia conservatives need to punish Sonny Perdue for this also. Show the republican leadership in Georgia that mediocre conservatism, and caving in to the NAACP , SPLC and black caucus is simply not not enough.
I'm down wid it!
It was more appreciable before it became a prop to keep darkie in his place.
stupid statement, considering the pictures I posted.
I think the People of Georgia SHOULD have a fair Flag Vote! It is their State and their Flag! SO WHAT is so HARD about having a VOTE for who wants what??
Well, that about does it for Sonny.
Folded in the clinches in Round One.
I talked with my state Senator in a local grocery store. He's for a fair vote. Said so years ago when it was changed.
i predict that "sonny the LIAR" won't get elected as dogcather from now on. southrons have LONG memories!
"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it ..."
Webster's Dictionary defines a right as - " 1.Conforming with or conformable to law, justice, or morality; 2. Being in accord with fact, reason, or truth: CORRECT; 3. fitting, proper, or appropriate.
Sounds to me like what your government has done has usurped the will of the People in favor of a small minority in support of State sponsored thought and speech. This is not what I put my life on the line for 20 years to have happen. Better remind them of the power of the People.
>> Georgia conservatives need to punish Sonny Perdue for this...
They will. South Carolina refused to re-elect Governor David Beasley when he flip-flopped on the flag issue. , While campaigning for governor Beasley promised he would keep the flag flying above the statehouse. Two years later, as governor, he called for its removal. Two years later, in 1998, he was defeated in his relection bid by Jim Hodges, a conservative Republican who promised he would not take down the flag. Beasley's attempt at a political comeback -- a run for Ernest Holling's senate seat last year -- failed miserably. Conclusion: If you want a career in southern politics, don't use the confederate flag as a political football.
You'll notice that most of the people posturing and threatening on this thread are NOT from Georgia.
I see the goobers are out again.
Most of the Georgia posters know who I work for, and it's not Gov. Perdue.
And I do live, vote, and work in Georgia. Unlike most of the peanuts on this thread.
I confronted Zell Miller on this issue at CPAC in January of 2003. He said that there are books that could be written about graves of Southern Politicians who have spoken against the Confederate flag. He admitted that it almost cost him his re-election bid for Gov. in Georgia.
David Beasley lost his Senate seate over this issue.
The lesson for Southern politicians is... Don't be disrespectful of our flag.
I drive 35 miles from my home to my law office. I see more Confederate flags than "yankee flags". At last count there were 27. Perhaps the politicians should spend more time, driving around the country roads, than spending time in the strip joints of Atlanta.
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