"The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize."~F.D.R.
"Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other."~Mark Twain
A Facebook page has sprung up looking for support to bring back Mississippi's Magnolia flag, which was the official state flag from 1861 until the "skalawags" and "carpetbaggers" were sent packin' and the current flag was adopted at the dawn of the shameful Jim Crow period in 1894. As a Mississippian, I fully support this. It's actually a pretty nice flag.
Mississippians for the Magnolia Flag
BTW...you didn't have to be rich to own a slave. It was similar to buying a horse. That's really how it was. You would buy what you could afford.
The U.S. Flag is a flag of the country. The Stars and Stripes has since its beginnings always represented the country, not just a few states who tried to secede from the country.
I am baffled why some citizens of the country and some states want to use a symbol that represents something horrendous in our past and which represents slavery and oppression of ancestors of some of our co-citizens, and which some of our co-citizens find very offensive because of that. People were murdered with Confederate flags around them. It's an ugly past. Time to put that to rest. It's not the right thing to do.
Individuals can still use the flag, though. It lets everyone know where their head is at and serves as a warning to decent citizens.