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Old 28.09.2010, 08:39 AM
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It strikes me as a bit of a daft question to be honest.

The Saints use the fleur-de-lys because it's a symbol of New Orleans (obviously), and it's been a symbol of New Orleans from the beginning, with the French founders flying a fleur-de-lys flag.

You can argue that a city or state should have abandoned all symbols associated with their colonialist oppressors, but clearly they didn't, and not unreasonably IMO.

As for the suggestions of using Napolean's symbol - would it really make sense to drop the symbol of your founders to take the symbol of a man who sold you?

Edit: also, the fleur-de-lys looks good. That's reason enough in itself. :-)
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