Gov. Kristi Noem Blasts Leftist Singer’s Call to Abandon 'Divisive' U.S. Flag
'[N]o, thank you. I like this flag'
South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem took aim at leftist singer Macy Gray after she demanded that the U.S. gets rid of the “tattered, dated, divisive" American flag.
Noem wrote on Twitter:
“A new flag?! No thanks. Old Glory still waves as a symbol of liberty and justice for all."
She later wrote to Gray:
“[N]o, thank you. I like this flag.”
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) also tweeted:
“If you don’t like the American flag, feel free to leave.”
And Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) tweeted:
“There are 195 countries in the world. 194 of them don’t have the American flag.
"If @macygray or anyone else hates the American flag so badly, they should pick a flag they like & go live in the country that flies it!”
There are 195 countries in the world.— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 19, 2021
194 of them don’t have the American flag.
If @MacyGraysLife or anyone else hates the American flag so badly, they should pick a flag they like & go live in the country that flies it! https://t.co/337AXRyTLS
Gray, whose music career has taken a dump in recent years, penned an op-ed this week written for Juneteenth.
But the article was met with a swift rebuke from several prominent conservatives.
The five-time Grammy nominee's article appeared the same day Democrat Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the 1860s.
The Confederate battle flag, which was crafted as a symbol of opposition to the abolishment of slavery, is just recently tired. We don’t see it much anymore. However, on the 6th, when the Stormers rained on the nation’s most precious hut, waving Old Glory — the memo was received: the American flag is its replacement.
President Biden, Madame Harris and members of Congress: the American flag has been hijacked as code for a specific belief. God bless those believers, they can have it. Like the Confederate, it is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect. It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag.
Incorrect? Let’s look to the stars. There are 50, where there should be 52. D.C. and Puerto Rico have been lobbying for statehood for decades. Both have been denied, since statehood would allow each territory’s elected officials seats in the house.
Assuming D.C. reps would be African-American and Puerto Rican reps would be Hispanic, the ultimate assumption is that these elected officials would be Democratic. That alone is racist.On to the stripes. The Smithsonian documents that the “white” stripes represent purity and innocence. America is great. It is beautiful. Pure, it ain’t. It is broken and in pieces.
What if the stripes were OFF-white? What if there were 52 stars to include D.C. and Puerto Rico? What if the stars were the colors of ALL of us — your skin tone and mine — like the melanin scale? The blue square represents vigilance and perseverance; and the red stripes stand for valor. America is all of those things. So, what if those elements on the flag remained? What if the flag looked like this?
The 53-year-old Ohio native, born Natalie Renee McIntyre, added that she believes America embodies the blue "vigilance and perseverance" and the red "valor," which she would keep.