Stuck in history


Dear editor: This is in regard to the responses by Mr. Spencer and Mr. Freeman to my letter protesting flying the Confederate flag. Both of them wrote that slavery was not the overwhelming issue of the Civil War. In the articles of succession from South Carolina (the first to leave), Alabama and the rest, the protection of the right to hold slaves was indeed a principal reason they got out.

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