'N Herontwerpte Suid-Carolina-vlag is geskrap nadat inwoners met sy palmboom die spot gedryf het

South Carolinians are fiercely proud of the state’s iconic indigo-blue flag, met sy dun sekelmaan en welige palmetto.

Toe 'n kommissie van historici die taak moes aanpas om die ontwerp daarvan aan te pas, residents of the state were quick to respondmess with the flag, and you mess with ons.
Lambasted by the public, a newly proposed state flag has been scrapped, die Post and Courier reported hierdie week.
The South Carolina State Flag Study Committee was created in 2018 to standardize the state flagand met just five times before proposing the new one, influenced by state history.
    South Carolinians haven’t had an official flag since 1940, when the state repealed a code that required an official design. Most versions currently flown at state government buildings are cast in a deep indigo blue and feature a white crescent in the upper left corner and a white palmetto tree in the center.
    Dit is “one of the most attractive, recognizable and marketable state flags in the nation,” Volgens die commission’s report.
    The flag the committee proposed doesn’t differ too wildly from the original iconography. The background would remain indigo, dit het gesê, because Revolutionary soldiers wore uniforms of the same color, dyed with the indigo plant. The crescentnot a moon, but a badge worn by members of the 2nd South Carolina Regimentwas historically accurate, so it too would remain in the same position.
    But the problem most had with the new flag focused on its beloved palmetto tree. The newly designed tree, adapted from a 1910 illustration used in an older version of the state flag, has been criticized as raggedy,” hideousen reminiscent of a toilet bowl brush. Historical accuracy notwithstanding, state residents raged against the poor, sickly looking tree.
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn was the rare South Carolinian who supports its redesign.
    As a lover of history and a proud South Carolinian, I’m pleased to see the State moving to standardize the official design of South Carolina’s iconic flag,” hy getwiet.
    Scott Malyerck, a political consultant appointed to the flag committee, told the Post and Courier’s Avery Wilks that around 95% of feedback he received on the flag was negative.
      Message received,” he told the paper.
      The overwhelmingly unenthusiastic response spurred the commission to revise its design before it goes before lawmakers in 2021.

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