The more I care about the flag, the more I realise the following …
There is no wrong vote. There are ‘better’ votes or ‘worse’ votes, depending on your perspective, but you can’t make the wrong vote as a New Zealander.
It’s okay to vote for the current flag.
It’s okay to vote for the new flag.
Every vote is its own form of patriotism.
Every vote is a vote that cares in its own way about New Zealand.
We are all New Zealanders.
Yay for us.