Sunday, April 24, 2016
Maybe this is the flag that should come down...
State flags bearing confederate imagery including the flag of the State of Mississippi will no longer hang in the tunnel at the US Capitol. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich Chairwoman of the House Administration Committee said:
“I am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag, and, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views."
Well, given that Congress has an 14% approval rating perhaps you took the wrong flag down!
In a previous Gallup poll (July 8, 2015) 54% of Americans view the confederate battle standard as a symbol of southern pride. Now that's down from 59% in 2000 and 69% in 1992. Democrats however have shifted from 61% in 1992 to only 32% holding that view today. Still the approval rate of Democrats for confederate emblems still exceed the approval rating of the US Congress.
Perhaps Congress should address its own approval rating before taking on the burden of the states and the flags that they choose to fly. Before all you liberals (and some conservatives) go off your rockers I am not advocating disbanding the union or eliminating the stars and stripes... I am simply pointing out how foolish congress-critters actually are. More people approve of the stars and bars than approve of congress (14%), the president (48%), the economy (46%), foreign policy (37%), the direction the country is heading (26%), and the health care law (37%). Perhaps you should pull your head out of your... before you take down the Mississippi flag.