Geoff Pender: Legislature should deal with flag, not punt

Note to Mississippi Legislature: When other states are pulling our flag from displays, when Congress is considering removing it from the Capitol, when first-to-secede South Carolina is removing the rebel flag from statehouse grounds, when other states struck it from their banners years ago and even NASCAR and Skynyrd are backing away from it … it might be time to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag.

Nothing good is likely to come from leaving it there.

But this needs to be done — or not — by a vote of the elected representatives of the Mississippi Legislature. We don’t need a committee or commission to study it.

We do not need another referendum