BRIAN PERRY/The Speaker and the flag

Mississippians voted overwhelming to keep the 1894 Flag in 2001. Should we revisit that decision? As one of the people who voted for the current flag and who has changed my own perspective, I think it is a discussion worth having.

If fellow Mississippians feel – with good reason – our State Flag represents state sponsored oppression based on race, I think we make an easy change to a historic alternative and put the issue behind us. If fellow Mississippians feel – with good reason – our State Flag is fine as it is and doesn’t need to be changed, I’m certainly not going to question their hearts or motivations.

Madison County Journal
http://onlinemadison.com/main.asp?SectionID=3&SubSectionID=3&ArticleID=30370
6/24/15