Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Don’t erase our past

It is the media and those who want to be politically correct who bring the issue of old statues to light. Those statues in the state Capitol and in Lexington have been there for years, yet only now is there a problem with them.

Letters to the Editor

Better things to focus on

History is history and can’t be changed by moving statues, renaming streets and trying to rewrite the past. Moving Confederate statues changes nothing, except the good feelings liberals get from doing useless things.

Letters to the Editor

No ties to Trump campaign

It was disappointing that the Herald-Leader published a letter with false information. The writer opposed an op-ed I co-authored and stated that our organization, Americans First Inc, is “comprised of six of Trump’s top campaign advisers.” That’s completely false. None of the founders had any connection to the Trump campaign as either paid or unpaid advisers. In fact, I’ll divulge here that I didn’t vote for Trump.

Letters to the Editor

Keep Jefferson Davis in Capitol

I am writing to encourage the state to keep the statue of Jefferson Davis in the Capitol Rotunda. The statue should contain a small plaque which reads, “Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederacy. His objective was to continue slavery. He was a Democrat.”

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Honor Heather’s life

The memorial service for Heather Heyer was held in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday with many people wearing purple, her favorite color. She was a young paralegal with a beautiful smile who believed deeply in equality and justice.

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