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MBJ Editorial

Now is the time to build momentum for the flag vote in April.

Mississippi’s business community must continue its leadership role on this important issue. We need a new flag because it would be good for business, good for Mississippi and it is, quite simply, the right thing to do.

For many of us, voting for a new flag will be a sacrifice. Thousands of Mississippians like the old one, with the Confederate battle flag, just fine, and they like it for a number of understandable reasons.

However, doing the right thing is often not the easiest thing.

“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,” we read in the sixth chapter of Luke. “Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also.”

Wise words worth remembering in the coming weeks.

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