Gov. Noem Claps Back on Singer’s Push to Change American Flag

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has a short message after a singer called the United States flag “divisive” and said the country should have a new one, no thank you. Over the weekend singer Macy Gray tattered, dated, divisive and incorrect” on Twitter.

The Daily Wire reports:

Others joined in. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) 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!”

In honor of Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery, Gray penned an op-ed piece for Market Watch. The piece reads:

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.

In the op-ed, Gray goes on to claim the American flag “no longer represents democracy and freedom” and urged President Biden to take steps to replace it.

Well, if Gray dislikes the American flag so much she is welcome to choose one of 194 others across the world and proudly represent them but to her dismay Old Glory is here to stay.



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Patrick H Pitts
Patrick H Pitts
6 months ago

Just a delusional person .She has no clue as to what that grand old flag stands for

anniedawn
6 months ago

The American flag is the national flag of the United States. It consists of thirteen equal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the “union”) bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows. The 50 stars represent the 50 states of the United States American, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British Colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and became the first states in the U.S. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Sonja Moreau
Sonja Moreau
6 months ago

These woke leftists are crazy. If they hate our country so much, leave the USA. No one will stop you!

alzada
alzada
6 months ago
Reply to  Sonja Moreau

WTF is macy gray !!!!

cactusbob
cactusbob
6 months ago
Reply to  alzada

These comment sections are much more meaningful if you first read the article that precedes them. Macy Gray is the one who wants a new flag. I’m with Governor Noem on that.

Terence
Terence
6 months ago
Reply to  cactusbob

I’m sure Alzada, like the rest of us, know who macy gray is. When we say WTF is macy gray? What we mean is, compared to the U.S. Flag, she is no one of consequence.

John Wood
John Wood
6 months ago
Reply to  Terence

Sorry but I have no idea who this babbling fool is and do not really want to know.

Michael A. Fauci
Michael A. Fauci
6 months ago
Reply to  alzada

She is an imbecile…GOD BLESS AMERICA…

carefugee
carefugee
6 months ago
Reply to  Sonja Moreau

I would love to contribute to a GoFundMe to get rid of all of them in Congress, President,VP ; wherever they want to go. We don’t need /want them here anymore.

Jim Wright
Jim Wright
6 months ago
Reply to  Sonja Moreau

Just don’t ever come back! Go and support the country with the flag you respect, leave your passport at the boarding gate for whatever transportation method you choose and never return.

Linda
Linda
6 months ago

There are MILLIONS of REAL AMERICANS that would disagree with that woman. I won’t state her name. If she doesn’t like or respect the American Flag for which it stands then she’s the one that needs to make the change to a country with a flag that she likes. Good luck with that you moron.

Viken Shirinian
Viken Shirinian
6 months ago

Although I live here, I think it’s time to build a wall around Californian and bring every idiot who doesn’t like America to California. I will happily move to any state in the new 49 state USA

anniedawn
6 months ago

Why do stupid people like you put ALL Californians in ONE category! Did it ever occur to you and your kind that maybe, just maybe, ALL Californians are not the same? We are now trying to unseat the Governor Gavin Newsom. Several Republicans have won seats in the House. LA county was forced to clean up its voting rolls which had not been done in 20 years. There were 1.6 MILLION questionable registered voters on those rolls. There were 10 more counties with similar problems. Also LA is trying to impeach an AG backed by George Soros. The AG protects felons. Newsom now has to pay one church $1.3 million for the lockdown and I think there is at least one more. So step by step we are trying to take our state back.

cactusbob
cactusbob
6 months ago
Reply to  anniedawn

Californians do have one thing in common, they all have the same Governor. Unless they activate The State of Jefferson.

cactusbob
cactusbob
6 months ago

Good idea. We made room in CA 40 years ago.

PATRICIA WAXMAN
6 months ago

This DISGUSTING NO TALENT PERSON SHOULD LEAVE OUR COUNTY AND NEVER MENTION OUR BEAUTIFUL FLAG AGAIN!

Paul
Paul
6 months ago

All dcraps who hate our flag should leave. Our country would immediately improve 100% without them!

k w
k w
6 months ago

What flag did Union troops fight under?

anniedawn
6 months ago
Reply to  k w

The Red, White, and Blue. It didn’t have 50 stars on it then. We didn’t have 50 states.

k w
k w
6 months ago
Reply to  anniedawn

So states have been added. Still The American flag that union troops fought under to remove slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation also only stated to free slaves in the succeeded states not the northern states.

Richard
6 months ago

Here is an idea move to another country they have a flag you will like, say China, Russia or North Korea.

remember alamo
remember alamo
6 months ago

I’m confident buydon could be talked into it.

Jamey
Jamey
6 months ago

A country’s flag represents what that country stands for – or what it SHOULD stand for. We must never forget, no matter how much we love the American flag, the Confederate flag represents just as much honor and truth as the modern American flag.

The Confederate states succeeded from a union that wanted to tax southern produce to fund northern pork barrel projects, and these states wouldn’t stand for it. They succeeded peacefully to live their own lives in their own country and government of choice. The new president, Lincoln wouldn’t tolerate losing so much personal prestige and international power, and invaded the southern states to bring them back into the union by force. Until then, force had NEVER been used against any North American English colony to create a “forced” union, which would NEVER have been tolerated by the 13 colonies that fought the British Crown for independence.

So, the American Confederate flag represent just as much truth and honor as the modern American flag does, and should be treated that way.

Terence
Terence
6 months ago
Reply to  Jamey

“The Confederate states succeeded from a union..”
No, the southern states did not succeed. They failed to successfully SECEDE from the union.

Jamey
Jamey
6 months ago
Reply to  Terence

Terence – You don’t know your history. The succession WAS accomplished, according to state and federal law. The lawful succession was negated by use of overwhelming military force, directed (mainly) at Southern civilians.

At the war’s beginning the Union forces were not doling very well against the Southern military, so Lincoln, through his army generals, decided to treat all Southern civilians as combatants. And they were much more successful against Southern civilians. As the Confederacy was worn down, military terrorists like Sherman and Grant used all the military power they could against civilian targets – like the burning of Atlanta and the destruction of the Shenandoah Valley, in which there were few or no Confederate military forces. Under today’s rules of war, both Sherman and Grant (and several other Union generals) would certainly be charged with and tried for terrorism; and they would certainly be convicted as well.

Bill
6 months ago

Creepy woman who wants to change our flag, our America, three words, “leave, just leave”.

7George
6 months ago

The American flag stands for freedom & a lot of people who fought for it & died in the process. BECAUSE of “their” sacrifice & America’s Constitution, YOU are able to “say & do” as you please. Burn it, stomp on it, call it “racist”. As for the “rest of us” who honor & fly it, “WE”RE proud Americans who stand for FREEDOM., the right to free speech & law & order. Unlike YOU , “we” believe in God given rights that make “us” better than the”animals” that you are. Loot, burn, lie & destroy everything that you don’t “like”. Guess what? “When” you get done , “what” will you have? No food, electric, heat, abodes & probably no health care to take care of your addictions. Been there, done that @ WOODSTOCK. “THINK” Biden’s gonna care for you? Seems to me that he likes the “illegal” immigrants more than you.

Nancy Stefanski
Nancy Stefanski
6 months ago
Reply to  7George

“No food, electric, heat, or health care…” Don’t forget we would be under the iron thumb of a communist regime. Yah. Kiss ANY quality of life for you or your family gooooodbye….living in the hell of constant fear. Trust me, the body count of ‘COVID’ would be comparably minuscule.

CoPete
CoPete
6 months ago

MG…GTH

Double Eagle
Double Eagle
6 months ago

God Bless Governor Noem and God Bless America!!!

Falcon
Falcon
6 months ago

Who the he** is Macy Gray and why would any rational human being care what this raving lunatic says.

L.C Black
L.C Black
6 months ago
Reply to  Falcon

I’d never heard of her either. If it hadn’t said it was a singer I’d probably have thought it was shade of paint at Sherwin Williams.

L.C Black
L.C Black
6 months ago

She claims the flag no longer represents democracy and freedom.
I claim it does. All my neighbors who flew it over Memorial Day weekend and on June 14th – flag day – claim it does. So in our town…we out vote you.
Why would your opinion be more representative than ours?
Just because you’re against something doesn’t mean you’re right!

Duane
6 months ago

Never fails when some celebrity wants attention to crank their failing career they make stupid remarks about anything and unfortunately the American flag takes the heat at times. Most of Americans view them as morons.

Casey
Casey
6 months ago

Macy Gray is clearly an idiot!

Mike
6 months ago

FRIGGIN DEMOCRATS !!

Adrienne SF
Adrienne SF
6 months ago

Do the leftists realize just how stupid they sound when they make statements like these?

Bob Trahan
Bob Trahan
6 months ago

Whoever doesn’t like our flag should move to a country that has the flag they love. Venezuela sounds like a good one for her.

Carol
Carol
6 months ago

These folks who want to change everything that America stands for —-
Need to LEAVE AMERICA & GO BACK to where they came FROM and TO FIX their own countries.
LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT BABY

Carol
Carol
6 months ago

These A***h*** got RICH HERE

oldedude
oldedude
6 months ago

I wish I had access to Joe Biden’s office for just a day. I’d slip an “Executive Order” into his “In Box”, which Order summarily retired the current US Flag as the Nation’s symbol (and, of course, which also decertified “The Star Spangled Banner” as the National Anthem, since it would no longer make any contextual sense) and which directed the establishment of a commission to be appointed by the House of Representatives to recommend replacements for both, as well as for replacing other national symbols (such as the Bald Eagle, which really is the absolute essence of racism – why, after all, should the head of this animal be white, while the mass of the body is brown, an almost perfect analogy of white domination…). You know he’d sign it without question – probably without even reading it, since he’s nothing more than a hand puppet doing as he’s told before being put back to bed with his bowl of gruel and a TV turned to Nickelodeon. As soon as it was signed, I’d make sure it was promulgated everywhere as quickly as possible. Flags would be taken down immediately at all government offices. Fed’l agencies would be tasked with contacting private individuals displaying the flag in order to advise them that such a usage was now illegal, etc, etc. And then I’d watch the reaction. It’s not even a cynical or dishonest approach. It simply does, in one fell swoop, what Biden and his handlers intend to do piecemeal, slipping it to the country bit by bit and hoping that the distractible idiots don’t catch on until it’s a “done deal”. Maybe getting slapped in the face with it all at once would at least get a few of the sheep to look up from their phones to see what was happening.

Jack Schiht
6 months ago

Any lefty worth the COEXIST sticker on his Prius hates the flag, the 4th of July, and anything else that symbolizes America. Their goal is to reverse the outcome of any war won by the United States, including the Revolutionary War.
Now that they have their holidays, Juneteenth and April 15th, they will work to destroy ours.

Carlo
Carlo
6 months ago

The flag stays, so time for you to leave Macy Moron.

Nancy Stefanski
Nancy Stefanski
6 months ago

This is it! They’re coming for the flag now. This is DEFinitely the hill to die on. I say bring it on. These people are clueless.

Jawad
Jawad
6 months ago

i’m sure Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela would vastly appreciate the talents of Macy Gray. And I hear that his citizens are all equal…equally miserable.

EM Lord
EM Lord
6 months ago

hey, Macy Gray, here’s some real history: the men and women who sacrificed their lives to free your ancestors FOUGHT UNDER THE AMERICAN FLAG! Respect it or find some other nation to bother.

John Wood
John Wood
6 months ago

The American flag represents a free nation where she can make ignorant, uninformed statements like the one she made and not fear government retaliation for it.

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