A lot of people have criticized the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for its perceived bias towards Punk Rock. There may be something to that, but at the present the wave of West Coast Punk Rockers have no inductee. X would be our best guess, but if Black Flag were to be that representative, it would not be a surprise.
X may have been more critically acclaimed, but Black Flag may have been a more symbolic representation of the Punk scene in Los Angeles. Their Hardcore Punk sound flirted with Metal and with a verbal assault as edgy as their guitars, few bands ever sounded as fierce. Their ace in the hole may be the charismatic Henry Rollins, who has developed a larger than life personality and as such could propel Black Flag into an induction over other Punk bands that may be equally (or more) deserving.
Should Black Flag be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put them in! - 69.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10.7%