Letter to the Editor



Dear Editor,

Last October, I submitted the following letter to Mayor Davis with copies to all City/County Commissioners. Since that time---Crickets!

Honorable Mr. Davis 

Removal of Confederate Monuments Costing U.S. Cities Millions!

New Orleans. Early this year, the city ...

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  1. It baffles me as to why within the last year, something that has stood for many years, is all of a sudden offensive to some. History is just that, history; you can’t change it and erasing it is nothing but a cover up of what was. We can either learn from it and possibly repeat it, or understand what not to do in the future. A statue harms no one, if you don’t agree with it, don’t go and look at it. I know some want a so called ‘reset’ of history; but that is not only dangerous, it’s impossible. The statue of MLK represents the good he did, but what about the not-so-good? He wasn’t perfect and had his faults, most that are not presented. Then there’s this: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
    – George Orwell, 1984
    We are just a few years behind.

  2. Why don’t we get up a petition of all the people who want monuments torn down and those people can pay the cost of having them removed, new landscaping in it’s place, and overtime costs for police and any other necessary expenses. After all, surely a group of people originally wanted these monuments. I bet lots of people donated to the cause. I bet people were proud of the monuments. They probably even had a parade or celebration of some sort when these monuments were erected. Can’t you just picture a “Mayberry RFD” celebration? And then, all these years later, some “offended” people think none of that matters. Well, get out your pocketbooks. Most other people are NOT offended. Get over it! And all others need to get a backbone and stop all this CRAZINESS NOW!!!

  3. I’M a subscriber but having hard time as to how write letter to editor or contact someone with a suggestion. My suggestion please write a piece on upcoming SPLOST 8 vote March 2021 next month. What are the specifics on the to do list…not generalized things like Lifestyle $150m but very specific like Water Park $5mil. Thanks to whoever is the contact for this.

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