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By Ken Stern 

Musings – on the editor’s mind


Leave. Let’s let them leave, those who hold the Confederate battle flag high, who defend monuments to Rebel leaders who took up arms to defeat the Union in 1861.

Theirs is not a heritage to be celebrated. The Confederates were an alliance of states, banded together in rebellion against the United States, their mother country. Their military leaders were former U.S. officers who renounced their citizenship and resigned their commissions. They were traitors who committed treason. The monuments raised to commemorate them are vile celebrations of their loyalty to the cause of slavery and the...

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