Thursday, April 21, 2011

State Flag, National Flag

Almost a decade ago the politically correct crowd and NAACP pressured the Georgia state legislature and governor to change the state flag which had flown for fifty years.  The intolerant ignorant PC crowd and racist NAACP deemed the Confederate Battle Flag a symbol of racism and oppression and threatened boycotts.  So the state government caved and adopted an atrocious interim flag for a couple of years which was replaced in 2003 by the current flag by an overwhelming ballot referendum.  In a measure of poetic justice, Georgia's new state flag is based on the first national flag of the Confederacy (the "Stars and Bars") and consists of a field of three horizontal bars of equal width, two red separated by a white bar in the center. In the upper left corner is a square blue canton the width of two bars. In the center of the canton is a circle of 13 white stars. Identical to the Confederate national flag.  The only feature that departs from this grand historic banner is that within the circle of stars is Georgia's coat of arms (the central design on the state seal) immediately above the words "In God We Trust" -- both in gold.   Nice choice.
Old Georgia State Flag featuring the Confederate Battle Flag.
New Georgia State Flag.

The First National Flag of the Confederacy, the Stars and Bars.  This specific version had thirteen stars symbolizing the final number of member states of the CSA and was in use from Nov 1861 thru May 1863.

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