Monday, February 17, 2014

Amending the American Flag to Honor Native Americans

A writer writes.

The United States of America can truly be recognized as a Great Country if it would do the following.  Amend the American flag to recognize and honor the Native American culture that once flourished in the Americas.

Doing so would be a gesture that basically acknowledges the importance of the Native American culture and the original caretakers of the land.  The United States of America is a country developed into its current state through the hard efforts of immigrants.  Those immigrants celebrate their origins.  So, why can't we honor those who were the original inhabitants of the land?

Modify the flag with ideas suggested by Native Americans themselves.  It would be a gesture that provides a lasting memory of what was once a flourishing culture. Imagine gazing at a flag that automatically acknowledges the Native American culture.  Of course it is easier to not amend the flag.  But, the United States of American has never been known to do what is easy and convenient.

Let's start the dialogue and discussion.  Let's amend the flag of the United States of America.  Let's recognize and honor the Native American culture.

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