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A deserved thank you to Speaker Philip Gunn (R- Clinton)
By now, you are all very much aware of the online petition to change Mississippi's state flag and the various comments from politicians on the issue. One in particular stood out, seeing as the Mississippi Republican Party is the official "safe place" of racist white Mississippians.
(Just like this, but in the MSGOP version, both people are white.)
House Speaker Philip Gunn (R - Clinton), whom I have criticized on this blog more times than I can count, issued a statement last night stating his belief that we should remove the Confederate battle flag from the Mississippi state flag. I agree with him, and am glad to see he has opened his mind to the idea that a symbol of our state should be one that unifies, not divides. So, kudos to him for that. I stand with you, Speaker Gunn.
Now let's see you get that through a government currently dominated by Republicans. Best of luck.