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WATCH: Mississippi governor signs bill to remove Confederate emblem from state fla
PBS ^ | 6/30/20 | Emily Wagster Pettus

Posted on 06/30/2020 4:54:24 PM PDT by Meatspace

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem — a symbol that’s widely condemned as racist.

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed the historic bill that takes the 126-year-old state flag out of law, immediately removing official status for the banner that has been a source of division for generations.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: braking; fla; sidebarabuse; tatereeves
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That was fast.
1 posted on 06/30/2020 4:54:24 PM PDT by Meatspace
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To: Meatspace

Shouldn’t the voters get a say ?


2 posted on 06/30/2020 4:58:43 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: Meatspace

Fascinating how fast government can actually work when they want to.

And yay. Racism is over.


3 posted on 06/30/2020 4:59:05 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: butlerweave

“Shouldn’t the voters get a say ?”

They did.

They elected a legislature and a governor.


4 posted on 06/30/2020 5:00:14 PM PDT by Meatspace
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To: Meatspace

I heard that they must keep IN GOD WE TRUST on the flag. True?


5 posted on 06/30/2020 5:00:17 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 32:12))
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To: butlerweave

Hopefully voters will get their say to boot these bums out ASAP.


6 posted on 06/30/2020 5:00:58 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Fact: Gun control laws kill innocents.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

“ I heard that they must keep IN GOD WE TRUST on the flag. True?”

They have read that statement is accurate.


7 posted on 06/30/2020 5:01:41 PM PDT by Meatspace
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To: stars & stripes forever

Antifa isn’t gonna like that.


8 posted on 06/30/2020 5:01:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: Meatspace

So! What will replace the Confederate emblem. How about a single white star on a blue background.


9 posted on 06/30/2020 5:03:02 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: Meatspace

Rioting, looting and burning must pay off. It wouldn’t have happened otherwise.


10 posted on 06/30/2020 5:03:18 PM PDT by excalibur21
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To: Meatspace
That was fast.

Everybody is running scared of the inquisition. They are falling all over themselves to demonstrate how pious they are.

If this is what Mississippi wants, then that's fine, but one of the things I can't stand is people being forced to fold under pressure.

11 posted on 06/30/2020 5:05:01 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: Meatspace
replace the flag with this


12 posted on 06/30/2020 5:08:34 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Meatspace

This has been in the works for years.
Just got a little sped up there at the end.


13 posted on 06/30/2020 5:09:10 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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This is being used until a new flag is adopted
14 posted on 06/30/2020 5:09:55 PM PDT by FewsOrange
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So.... Wonder how many millions this change will cost the taxpayer?


15 posted on 06/30/2020 5:11:01 PM PDT by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE))
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To: DiogenesLamp

Forced? It appears folding under their own lack of character and convictions to me.


16 posted on 06/30/2020 5:11:04 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: Skywise

Racism should have been over January 20, 2009


17 posted on 06/30/2020 5:15:45 PM PDT by cyclotic (The most dangerous people are the ones that feel the most helpless)
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To: Meatspace

Who would have thought changing state flags and removing statues was on the horizon when ANYONE was elected recently?

Voters cannot forsee the future at those levels.


18 posted on 06/30/2020 5:15:59 PM PDT by madison10
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To: butlerweave

Ballot box.


19 posted on 06/30/2020 5:18:40 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan)
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To: butlerweave

Ballot box.


20 posted on 06/30/2020 5:18:52 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan)
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