Don’t be too quick to say no to Confederate license plates

June 11, 2011

I was saddened by your editorial of May 13 entitled, "Confederate plate has no place on our roads."

As a retired veteran, having served on active duty in northwest Florida, I drove on highways that were litter-free because they were maintained by the Florida Sons of Confederate Veterans, who volunteered their time to remove garbage along the highway, saving the state — and taxpayers — thousands of dollars.

How ironic that these same men are not allowed a license plate of their own to drive on the same roads they maintain.

Hopefully, the courts or the state Legislature will rectify this problem and allow these men the same rights and privileges as other Florida organizations.

Arnold M. Huskins
Grovetown, Ga.