Thanks to T.W. Highsmith for his April 21 letter, "Only Confederate controversy was when officials ignored vote." It was about time we were reminded that 90 percent of we Republican voters voted in favor of a Confederate monument on the Columbia County Justice Center's lawn.
We also were due to be re-informed of former Columbia County Commis-sion Chairman Jim Whitehead's vow that no Confederate monument or symbol would be erected on Columbia County property while he was chairman. That's just one reason why state Sen. Joey Brush will win his upcoming re-election bid.
I think it's time we Columbia Countians (native and transplant) start banding together to save our county from forced development, high taxes and an anti-Southern bias on the part of those we elect to office. Isn't this our county, too, or does she only belong to those who want to completely cover her in asphalt -- and then move on to some other undeveloped area?
Just out of curiosity, is there anyone presently on our Columbia County Board of Commissioners who is on our side?
In other words, I would like to invite each one of our commissioners to let us know, by letter to the editor, where they stand on development, taxes and a Confederate monument on the Justice Center's front lawn.
I'm sure that many of us will be looking for their responses. We certainly deserve them.
Carl T. Miller Sr.
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