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



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