2/9/13

Confederate Battle Flag Flies Over Mississippi Supreme Court

The "Confederate Flag", a rectangula...
The "Confederate Flag", a rectangular variant of the Battle Flag. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If I believed in signs, omens, and that sort of thing...

On February 8, 2013 at 3:20 p.m., the Confederate battle flag could be seen flying over the Mississippi Supreme Court in place of the state flag that usually occupies that flagpole. The flag was removed later that day, and the Court is expected to issue a statement explaining what is being described as a mistake. As Cottonmouth noted,
Not good timing for a mistake like this, coming right on the heels of new nullification bills being filed in the Mississippi Legislature.
I agree.

While I really hope this was a genuine mistake, I do find myself wondering if that is really the case. The day before the Confederate battle flag was raised over our state supreme court, we learned that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rejected Mississippi's proposal for a state-run health insurance exchange. Is it really just a coincidence that the wrong flag was raised one day later? I hope so, but I'm skeptical.

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