Mississippi Flag Has OC Bar Association Burning

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The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) swears it's not just whistling "Dixie" when it comes a call for removal of the Mississippi state flag from the Plaza of the Flags outside the county courthouse in Santa Ana.

The Newport Beach-based OCBA says a flag that "incorporates the Confederate Battle Flag in its design" has no place on the government property.

For those who have missed 153 years of American history, the Confederate battle cross has come to symbolize racism, segregation and--the greatest horror of all--Kid Rock concerts.

The OCBA passed the resolution calling on the City of Santa Ana to remove the flag in November, to help mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. (See the res on the next page.)

The flag's design "is inextricably linked to a legacy of racism, exclusion, oppression and violence in various ways," explains OCBA president Wayne Gross in a statement (that, just to be clear, somehow manages to avoid mentioning Kid Rock).

"If we are to remain true to President Lincoln's words that defined the Civil War as 'a new birth of freedom,' a flag design symbolizing racism and hatred has no place in or around courthouses," adds Gross, whose association recommends "an alternative state symbol of the State of Mississippi to support equal justice for all."

Maybe after this, the OCBA could go after the rest of Santa Ana's Confederate heritage, from the magnolia trees near the old Orange County Courthouse to the one planted in honor of the girl who saved the life of the founder of the KKK that stands outside the Bowers Museum.

Actually, the Mississippi flag could join all state flags in being removed from the plaza anyway. City and county officials are discussing a renovation that might include ditching the display.

How about something OCBA members would truly love, like a Plaza of Billable Hours?

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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Christy Adam Moskovitz
Christy Adam Moskovitz

It doesn't really matter what the true origin of the confederate symbol was. At this point, it's so divisive that it should just be replaced. Georgia got rid of it on its state flag way back in 2001. The swastika's Sanskrit origins were closer to good luck but obviously it's hard to associate it with anything but Hitler.

j.dearingsr
j.dearingsr

Funny thing is,Mexico helped the South during the civil war...

dukechesnut
dukechesnut

The Progressives assault on History, the rewriting of History to appease certain groups who may claim victim status continues unabated.  The OC lawyers must see billable hours that may pay better than the criminals they "provide" defense of.

Stop the OC lawyers NOW.

Bonnie Kennedy
Bonnie Kennedy

Mississippi would. What dicks. Some people actually find that flag totally offensive, considering that it represents a desire to be another country that has its economic backbone based on enslaving people. I dont know why its so popular to be a redneck racist in OC, but its disgusting. If I were the feds, and if the feds have any say over the matter, id have them change their flag design altogether. I agree that its inappropriate.

Brad Howeth
Brad Howeth

Saying I'm smoking crack? I was very conscious when i wrote that, please know what you are talking about before chiming in. Thank you and have a wonderful day

Heather McCoy
Heather McCoy

that isn't a hateful commit...... I was wondering if you had an altered state of consciousness when you wrote that.

Brad Howeth
Brad Howeth

well look who is hateful... i rest my case

drc326
drc326

Sounds like someone's a LITTLE INTIMIDATED By KID ROCK!  LOL!!!



Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers

It has everything to do with traitorous bastards. The South will NOT rise again...

Patrick Goldberg
Patrick Goldberg

I thought it had to do with State Rights... "the Confederate battle cross has come to symbolize racism, segregation and--the greatest horror of all--Kid Rock concerts." BAHAHAHAHHA I'm done

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

OCBA has probably gotten more killers off on technicalities than all the lynchings in Mississippi combined.  Leave it to lawyers to lower the bar.

Paul Lucas
Paul Lucas

Don't go cutting trees cause some redneck liked them for fucks sake. I love Magnolia trees and Im no KKK'er. Dick.

Brad Howeth
Brad Howeth

except that it has nothing to do with racism or hatred- MORONS!!!

gm0622
gm0622

Serious? 

OCBA has nothing better to bitch about?

dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

Ah, I know who you got your user name from. The original is far better. Nice try though.

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