I got some news yesterday at the eye doctor….after 4 hours of test and waiting…..I gotta go under the knife in July…..a bit of dread on my part.
Now for some positive news from Mississippi……
My state made the news….well my city made the news when they voted to stop flying the state flag on government buildings……of course I had to write about this……https://lobotero.com/2020/06/22/that-flag-thing-again/
Over the past few years there has been a move to replace the flag from the Reconstruction years……and it appears that there is a good chance there could be some success…..
Mississippi lawmakers who want to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state’s flag appear to have enough votes in the state Legislature to make the change, a senior state lawmaker said Friday.
State Rep. Robert Johnson III, the Democratic leader of the state House of Representatives, told NBC News that all the needed votes “appear to be there.”
A vote on the measure is likely on Saturday.
Mississippi is the last state in the nation whose flag features the Confederate emblem.
“Supporters of a flag change worked through the night to secure the remaining votes necessary for a successful vote to change the state flag,” Johnson said. “The votes to make that change are there in the House and appear to be there in the Senate. There very well may be a first step taken today in the House by passing a rules suspension to take up a bill to remove the current state flag.”
This is the statement released by the Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann…….
“I rise before you today to discuss the flag of our State.
This discussion is not prompted by fear of loss of economic development, although virtually every economic developer in our State has indicated opportunities and employment of our citizens will be adversely affected. Further, it is not prompted by the impending loss of student athletes’ ability to compete for championships, although that has occurred. Further, I recognize many of our citizens are proud of their individual ancestors, some of whom fought in battle 150 years ago. I am one of those citizens.
While important, these issues are not controlling.
What is compelling to me is the future of our children and grandchildren. They will learn together, they will work together, and they will worship together. Those who wish to fly our flag should not be typecast in any fashion. Similarly, those who are offended by our flag are sincere in their beliefs. The physical acknowledgements of our history are our guideposts and buoys which helps us to avoid reefs in the future. Destruction of history fails to change it and, over time, opens us to repeat it.
We will see if the Good Old Boys Network kicks in and turns back to progress….or will Mississippi finally be on the right side of history.
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“lego ergo scribo”