And for those who quail at the Confederate flag, I give you Georgia’s flag from 1956 until 2001, when the experience of neighboring South Carolina cowed the Legislature into abandoning that design and ultimately adopting the current banner:
All hands, prepare to repel charges of racism and pro-slavery sentiments.
To those who would spread such calumnies, I give you Professor Lorenzo.
Sic semper tyrannis.
UPDATE 2305 EDST 30 OCT 2009: Am advised the that III flag variant in question is simply the First National III and is in fact located in Texas. My bad — but what would it take to make the current Georgia flag into the same?