To the editor:
The recent condemnation of the Confederate battle flag raises a myriad of questions regarding the right of a certain segment of our population to take away a symbol that meant a great deal to another part of our population.
Because that was flown by states that considered it their right to form the type of government that included the disgusting use of slaves we should not allow their historic flag to be flown.
Where does it end?
Because George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and others of our illustrious forefathers were slave owners should we destroy the Washington monument or tear down the Jefferson memorial?
Like it or not, that flag was a part of our history ...
— Ken Maguire
642 Erin Court
To read the entire letter, see the July 2, 2015 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.