Re Barry Paschals Dec. 4 column, Solution for flag dilemma:
We want our flag back, be it through a Constitutional Amendment, a repeal of the act that was forced through the House and Senate, or by means of a statewide Referendum. A yes-or-no, do you want the new flag or the old flag will do.
As you know the pre-1956 flag was Georgias Jim Crow flag, a flag of segregation and lynching of blacks. Why go back to it because of ignorance?
The people of Confederate Georgia and the South, although defeated, left us a tradition of patriotism, devotion to God, country, Constitution, state and family, respect for individual freedoms and a spirit of self-sacrifice.
That some people want to tarnish the good name of those that upheld these ideals is a travesty. Our Confederate ancestors should be remembered, honored and emulated by the state that they gave so much for. Three-fourths of all Georgias war dead wore the gray; is 3/4 of the state flag too much to ask for as a living memorial?
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