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Aside from showing support for slavery, why fly the Confederate battle flag?

| June 30, 2020 8:28 AM

To the editor:

Why the Confederate flag? Last week, while driving home, I passed the Lincoln County Courthouse and witnessed a number of people carrying signs that had a variety of messages written on them. In addition to these signs, I noticed that several people were waving the Confederate flag.

Given that this flag was the symbol and flag of the Confederate Army during the U.S. Civil War, the army that was fighting in support of slavery, I questioned the reason for flying it at this time. Are those flying the Confederate flag indicating that they are in support of slavery? I would sincerely like to know what, exactly, the people who are flying the Confederate flag are trying to say by this action.

If someone could explain this to me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Jeffrey D. Wedel