With all that is facing our country, I find it hard to believe that a state flag change is even under consideration.

I read recently that vexillologists believe that simple is better. I’d like to remind you all that the five-starred red flag of Communist China, the hammer and sickle of the USSR and the star and crescent – representing the former Ottoman Empire and now the ideology of Islam – are all simple in design.

My hope is that you do not continue to push for the bland 1901-1909 version and leave the current flag alone. The symbols in the present design are far more interesting and representative of our state.

Thank you for your consideration.

Frank Thiboutot