A resolution was filed this week encouraging people quit using a emoji of the Chilean flag, which resembles the Lone Star State banner, as symbolic of Texas satisfaction and to think before they text.
State Representative Tom Oliverson described the decision for the social media age as a light hearted but significant civics training. Lots of people have trimmed texts and their tweets using a flag that was Chilean about Texas, he said.
“I developed it be informative, similar to a public service announcement,” Oliverson, a Republican, told Reuters on Saturday. His decision does not carry the force of legislation.
It calls on lawmakers: “to refuse the view the Chilean flag, although it is a nice flag, can in almost any way compare to or be replaced for the official state flag of Texas and encourage all Texans not to use the Republic of Chile banner emoji in electronic forums when talking about the Lone Star Flag of the great State of Texas.”
The Chilean flag can be obtained on the conventional set of emojis while the Texas flag isn’t.
Both banners have a single white star on a blue area on the left having a flat white stripe together with a reddish stripe. On the Texas flag, the blue goes all the way through while on the Chilean flag, the red horizontal stripe stretches around the underside.
State-wide information was generated by the resolution on Friday with several supplying their views on Twitter.
“For Pete’s sake, let the #txlege newcomer move his adorable small banner emoji bill,” politics analyst Harold Cook tweeted.