He just officially signed a historic document. This ordered ended it once and for all — millions of people across the nation are stunned. Now, Controversy is raging and it isn’t going away anytime soon.
“This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to lead our Mississippi family to come together, to be reconciled, and to move on,” said Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) upon retiring the state flag.
Under his order, the flag will be completely redesigned and “cannot include the Confederate symbol and must have the words ‘In God We Trust,'” according to a report by Fox News.
Reeves’ move comes as the BLM movement — along with corporate America and liberal politicians — have suddenly started denouncing any symbol or monument connected to the Confederacy.
However, Reeves, a Republican governor, likely issued the order for far more practical reasons: Pressure from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
The NCAA refused “to hold championship events in any state with flags that showcased the Confederate battle emblem,” and it goes without saying that college sports are a big deal in Mississippi, especially football.
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