Discussion in 'Debate and Discussion' started by Matthew Gallant, Nov 7, 2012.
Where's the "Mega-City One" option?
You know what? Screw it... abolish individual states, The United States of America. New flag still has the 13 strips, but in the blue box just put one giant star.
How very... Texas of you.
I suppose... but Texas would rather break off by itself.
If you're interested in a super sharp one-star take on the US flag, I have a design for you:
Well there you go, solution.
If we really want to fix the number at fifty, the only organized solution is a first-in-first-out queue. So when we add Puerto Rico, we lose Delaware. When we add Guam, we lose Pennsylvania.
You seem to assume anyone on this side of the mountains thinks Washington has anything going on past Rainier. I would be ok with Washegon, The eastern half could be subsumed into Utadaho.
When Washington first asked for statehood that's all they wanted - the western part. But Congress said no and threw in the eastern part because at the time the Palouse was relatively populated and there was an unwritten rule about new states have some sort of minimum population. They also wanted to name the state Columbia but Congress said no because at the time DC was known as Columbia City more commonly then the official name of Washington, so we got Washinton as the state name. Which now is confusing with the use of Washington DC.
As for the original question, the DC + PR idea seems fine to me. Its not likely any state borders are going to change, logical though that may be. It's been over 100 years since the last time a state changed its borders.
Give the 13, now 14, colonies back to Canada, then you'll have 37. Problem solved
The current (and former) residents of Hawaii would sooner line up and march into the sea than join Alaska.
This was a tough quandary because there were no other possible names left in the world besides "Washington" and "Columbia."
They considered "America" for a while but rejected it for being too confusing.
Opponents beware, opponents beware.
'Cause the surf's up, right?
The real solution:
The circle looks silly. The one with three rows of 9 and three rows of 8 looks much better.
The circle also has a star in the middle, and I don't like that symbolism.
They could just use one star and put a "C" on there for "Constitution". Everyone likes the Constitution.
I'm gonna go ahead and say I've always hated the field of stripes. It looks dizzying to me. The 'circle of stars' flag exacerbates it by shrinking the block of blue.
How about 13 stars and 51 stripes?
If it's pinstriped? Sure.
First country to have a flag with pinstripes. We would be the pimps of the globe.
Historically there had been some pretty funky flag designs. Here is the complete list on Wikipedia. Of course, according to that article there was no "official" arrangement of stars prior to the 48-star flag, so the more funky ones weren't official arrangements.
I like the circular one, it evokes the original 13-star design.
Should just streamline it.
Why not just kick out Texas and steal their flag?
I do like using the Czech car in TrackMania though.
The circular design just makes me think we should go back to the original. I don't like the theoretical new circle one much.
IT'S LOOKING AT ME!
The problem may be solving itself. Search for "withdraw".
Now you can vote for which states you would like to see leave the union, whether you live there or not!
Oh god, those petitions are like shitty comments on a Drudge article.
"Come clean about the radical Islamist terrorist attack and murder of four Americans in Benghazi. Stop dodging questions."
"Recount the election!"
Separate names with a comma.