A symbol of pride?

It upsets me greatly that our state government would approve, manufacture and sell a Confederate license plate. I understand that, to some Southerners, the flag is considered just a symbol.

However, to most, it is still entrenched in racism; it’s a reminder of slavery, just as the swastika reminds us of the Holocaust. Southerners are some of the most polite people you will ever meet, so why would you want to hang on to a symbol that reminds us all of a time where people were enslaved? There are so many good qualities about the South, but there are other ways to glorify them than just this one.

Its meaning has not and will not change. Even if Southerners consider it to be just a symbol, it is still entrenched in racism. If you want to display the flag or a bumper sticker, it’s America, and you have the right. However, I draw the line when it comes to being displayed on a license plate or any governmental regulated item. I hope you feel the same way and contact the governor to help put a stop to this. Shouldn’t we all be looking ahead and not backwards, anyway?

From a concerned Caucasian and resident of the South. Pam Kupfner

Sharpsburg



More Opinion

Neighbors helping neighbors

“This is what it’s all about. This is what makes this place so great to work because we work together.” That quote could h ... Read More


Thank those in uniform

The Newnan Fire Department recently held its annual Christmas dinner at Fire Station 1. During the festivities, 21 members were awarded for ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RANT: When people offer to help you, and help you keep from getting others conta ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Augusta Chronicle on Sen. Landrieu loss: CNN seems to want to believe voters just weren't listening to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's ra ... Read More


Expansion of water authority positive move

Coweta County’s Water and Sewerage Authority is getting ready to add new members. And it’s a needed move. Currently, the board h ... Read More

Moving EMT ops in-house

The Coweta County Board of Commissioners just made a very important decision, one that could impact every local resident. The fact it was a ... Read More