Confederate heritage defenders mired in past

May 13, 2009

If nothing else, Mr. Charlie Graham’s remarkable defense of slavery ("Confederate heritage won’t be easily erased") proves that there is, indeed, still wind in the South. Much of it, unfortunately, issues from the nether regions of people who write letters such as his.

Whether these sentiments truly "dignify our Southern heritage" seems open to debate. As one Southerner who prefers to live in 2009, not 1861, I find them embarrassing.

Tom Turley
Montgomery