Mississippi Lawmakers Clear Path To Remove Confederate Emblem From State Flag – NPR

The flag of the state of Mississippi flies in front of the Mississippi State Capitol dome on Jan. 10, 2019. Legislators have actually cleared the method for legislation to eliminate and replace the flag.

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The flag of the state of Mississippi flies in front of the Mississippi State Capitol dome on Jan. 10, 2019. Lawmakers have actually cleared the method for legislation to change the flag and remove.

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Legislators in Mississippi cleared the method to eliminate the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag on Saturday. The state House and Senate both authorized a resolution to suspend legislative deadlines and introduce a bill to have a commission redesign the 126-year-old state flag. Debate on that is anticipated on Sunday and its expected to pass. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves states hell sign it into law. “The argument over the 1894 flag has actually ended up being as dissentious as the flag itself and its time to end it,” Reeves wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. “If they send me an expense this weekend, I will sign it.” Reeves had long opposed the concept of altering the state symbol, which bears the Confederate fight flag on top left corner, unless it was voted on by Mississippians. In 2001, citizens in the state had just that possibility, but they eventually voted to keep the flag as it was designed. “By altering our flag, we dont desert our starting concepts,” Republican Speaker Pro Tempore Jason White said ahead of the vote, according to The Washington Post. “We accept them more totally by doing what is right. Were stagnating further far from our Founding Fathers visions. Were moving closer to them. Were not destroying our heritage; were fulfilling it.”

Legislators in Mississippi cleared the method to get rid of the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag on Saturday. The state House and Senate both approved a resolution to suspend legislative deadlines and present a bill to have a commission redesign the 126-year-old state flag. “The argument over the 1894 flag has actually become as divisive as the flag itself and its time to end it,” Reeves wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. Reeves had long opposed the idea of altering the state symbol, which bears the Confederate battle flag at the top left corner, unless it was voted on by Mississippians. The resolution calls for the instant removal of the present flag and for a commission to develop a new flag in which all Confederate signs will be removed and the words “In God We Trust” will be added.

The resolution calls for the immediate elimination of the current flag and for a commission to develop a new flag in which all Confederate symbols will be gotten rid of and the words “In God We Trust” will be included. NASCAR prohibited the Confederate flag at all of its occasions, protesters fell a statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike in Washington, D.C., demonstrators and artists changed a Confederate monument in Richmond, Va., and members of Congress have actually proposed renaming Army installations with Confederate names and eliminating Confederate signs. “We need to not be under any impression that a vote in the Capitol is the end of what should be done– the job prior to us is to bring the state together and I plan to work night and day to do it,” Reeves composed on Facebook on Saturday.