Archive for July, 2015

I Wish I’d Said That

July 1, 2015

Yes, I know it’s been nearly a year since I posted anything. I’m doing a lot more posting over on http://www.goodreads.com; come visit sometime, how ’bout?
Anyhow, sometimes another person says the very thing I wanted to say, only they say it better. Such is the case for the couple who wrote a Letter to the Editor which was published yesterday in the Wilmington (Delaware) News-Journal. I’ve left out their names but otherwise I have not altered their letter:

In a recent article about �Georgetown museum� keeping the Confederate flag, Jeffrey Plummer of the Delaware Grays says, �The blood of a lot of American ancestors is on that flag. � Indeed there is and continues to be. How much more must be shed?

It is appalling and sad to see many so-called patriotic Americans fighting so vigorously to retain the symbols of homage to those who defiantly fought against the United States of America. The Confederacy and all of its actions were seditious and treasonous. Somehow, we seem to forget this. The Confederates were traitors who demanded that those who wanted to preserve this great nation would be forced to shed their blood.

The Confederates chose to betray their country to perpetuate a way of life that considered human beings as property. Confederates chose to shed blood for an institution that is so heinous and diametrically opposed to the principles espoused and cherished by America.

Why would anyone want to laud and salute such an egregious insult to the United States? Why would we think it is acceptable to honor those who betrayed our country? Why should we continue to suffer this affront to our beloved nation?

Exactly what I wanted to say. But they said it better.

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