It would appear that the majority of New Zealanders by far do not want what has started to be known as the Dish Rag ( the alternative to our current flag).
It is also a shame that a few sporting celebrities, along with other well-known Kiwis, have publicly come out for a change of flag.
These people have every right to have their opinions, but the way they have been used publicly to promote John Key’s choice may have actually worked in reverse.
Many people, according to social media, who were swinging on a change, are disgusted that football heroes like Richie McCaw should do so to curry favour with the PM.
They now intend to vote to keep our flag.
I see Key has now offered Richie a place in the National Party should he choose a career in politics. Payback?
It is interesting to note on social media that a lot of people would like a change of flag but what is offered as a replacement, leaves them cold.
Now when we look at the mock-ups of this proposed flag do we see a silver fern? No we don’t, we see a white object that is supposed to be a fern.
It symbolises not a fern but a white feather!
[A white feather was] the sign of cowardice handed to a person who did not fight for King and Country during the last two World Wars.
This must be a further insult to those brave souls who lost their lives fighting under our current flag, to have it changed to a symbol of cowardice.
We could add insult to injury by flying this tea towel flag at halfmast upside down.
Definition: Cowards mourning for their country that is in distress.
Wally Richards Palmerston North