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The 126-year-old flag of Mississippi faces certain impending doom thanks to a measure passed Saturday by the GOP-dominated Mississippi legislature.
The measure began in the Mississippi House, where all 44 Democrats and 40 out of 75 Republicans voted to grant the Mississippi Legislature the authority to suspend current legislative rules so they may then scrap the flag and replace it.
The vote reportedly happened a few short hours after Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, posted a message to social media Saturday morning urging the legislature to overcome a then-ongoing deadlock and begin the process of removing the flag.
He further vowed to sign a flag-removal bill the moment it hits his desk.
After making it through the House, the bill then cruised through the Mississippi Senate Rules Committee and eventually received a 36-14 vote in the Mississippi Senate.
“Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are now expected to pass a bill that removes the current flag and establishes a path forward to getting a new one,” The Clarion-Ledger reported .Why all this hubbub over the flag? Because it contains the Confederate battle flag in its left corner, as seen below. And because of the ongoing Black Lives Matter-influenced, Maoist-like cultural revolution sweeping America, this is apparently unacceptable:“By changing our flag, we don’t abandon our founding principles — we embrace them more fully by doing what is right” Mississippi House Speaker Pro Tempore Jason White, a Republican, reportedly said in a statement ahead of Saturday’s vote.“We’re not moving further away from our Founding Fathers’ visions. We’re moving closer to them. We’re not destroying our heritage; we’re fulfilling it.”“Change is hard,” Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn, also a Republican, reportedly added. “People are going to resist initially, but I think […]