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Where will we put the 51st Star?

Asked by majorrich (14689points) May 13th, 2010

50 stars on the flag is very convenient and symmetrical. Aesthetically pleasing. Should we add another state, where with the next star go?

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MissA's avatar

Dangle it off the bottom…

grumpyfish's avatar

A couple of designs here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/51st_state

I like the circular one better

CMaz's avatar

In my back pocket.

I say the stars get lined up on the stripes.

Primobabe's avatar

Are you advocating statehood for the District of (“Taxation Without Representation”) Columbia?

cfrydj's avatar

Up here in Canada I wasn’t aware of any speculation for a 51st state. Who are you thinking, Puerto Rico?

dpworkin's avatar

In the middle, where it belongs.

ragingloli's avatar

How about ditching all the stars and replace it with one big star with a ‘51’ printed on it?

marinelife's avatar

There is no candidate to statehood that is likely to make it necessary.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I always thought they should design it to be a big star made out of 51 little stars

grumpyfish's avatar

@cfrydj What @marinelife said. PR & DC are both possible candidates, but DC would be a pretty tall climb legally to become a state, and PR seems pretty happy with their current status.

Primobabe's avatar

@grumpyfish “Braves on the warpath, fight for old D.C.!”

majorrich's avatar

It was something I was thinking about. No particular state or protectorate in mind. I was admiring the symmetry of our 50 stater

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YARNLADY's avatar

I like the round arrangement show in the wikipedia article referenced above. The arrangement is very pleasing to the eye.

I don’t think there is an active effort to introduce a 51st state at this time, but it does come up every once in a while.

Nullo's avatar

@grumpyfish The circular arrangement is a pleasant throwback to much older flags; I might welcome that particular kind of change.
I do not think that we should have a 51st state, though. Partially because state-creation at this point would smell far too political, and partly because 50 is a nice, round, aesthetically-pleasing number.

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JLeslie's avatar

I wondered this myself when they let Puerto Rico vote to become a state back in the Clinton days. Actually, I am not sure if they did do a vote, but there was a lot of talk about it.

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