From: siegels1@mindspring.com
To: opinion@stargazette.com

Chris McCarty has stumbled into the problem with government schools.

How can we simultaneously ask government to protect rights while at the same time taking away 1st amendment rights for the good of ‘keeping order’?

This is an example of one of the reasons the Confederates fought….to defend against government creeping into more and more control of our lives.

My solution for this untenable position? Don’t ban the symbol….talk about it and what it means in class…maybe then some people wouldn’t be upset by it…..I’m sure the school has a diversity program….incorporate the topic on "Southern Americans" and their unique heritage and history.

Lunelle Siegel
Tampa, FL

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