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.”

On the statue of Abraham Lincoln, there should be a small plaque which reads, “Abraham Lincoln is the person most responsible for ending slavery in this country. He was a Republican.”

People should also be directed to the fact that the statue of Lincoln is far larger than the statue of Davis and that Lincoln’s statue commands more respect because it is in the center of the Rotunda.

Ted Smith

Park Hills

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