I'm underwhelmed by the importance of the flag issue in the grand scheme of things. So maybe the City should resist getting itself all entangled over whether one flag is more meritorious than another. Some thoughts:
- The 3 flag ordinance proposed seems simple enough (US, VA, Lexington flags only) but it's boring. I kind of like a little color/controversy. "In diversity there is strength" – maybe this is as true for culture and civic life as it is for family genetics. Hey, consider other options too:
- City auctioning of each event's flagpoles, all bids welcome. Individuals taking offense at one flag get some compensating satisfaction from knowing its winning sponsor bought some relief for the taxpayer!
- Lottery. Individual person applicants get one ticket each to throw into the lottery hat. Mimi draws the winners, who are free to do anything they like: give their flagpole right away to anybody at all, fly a photo of the family cat, or leave the pole bare.
- Any other ideas?