Regarding the display of the Confederate flag: In his article June 28, Rick Leaumont quotes a passage of William C. David’s book The Cause Lost: “They (the men in the Confederate armies) were fighting for purely American values.”
I don’t believe American values can accommodate the enslavement of a race which comes to mind when the flag is displayed.
With all the respect due to the courage and self-sacrifice of the combatants who fought under its banner, the Confederate flag undeniably stands for a cause not for public display.
Anaik Van Dan
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