This is in regards to Rick Leumont's guest column on the Confederate flag (Sunday, June 28).
The Confederate flag does have its place: in history books and museums. But the argument that it should be tolerated because it was a battle flag, fought under by men protecting their lands, is not a good enough argument. I could believe that if all men and women of the South were to display the flag, not just white men and women.
There may be a history to honor and preserve, but there is also over a century of using that flag as a symbol of rebellion against equal rights for all men, black and white, and that history cannot be overlooked. It is a flag that causes fear and offense to a large group of Americans, because of what it also stands for.
Is honoring the sacrifice of great-great-great grandparents who fought for the wrong cause a good enough reason to continue flying a flag that currently offends our brothers and sisters? Let’s move that history to the museums, where it belongs.