(Re: “Confederate flag is a symbol of U.S. history,” Sept. 12, 2019) I found that nothing in this letter defending use of the Confederate flag made any sense to me. Quotes are from the original letter.

     * You said the Confederate flag is “not a symbol of racism.” What about the issue that the Civil War was fought over? Slavery?

     * “...a symbol of the history of a region of our great unified country.” If the people who flew the stars & bars in the Civil War had their way, there would not be a Southern region, but rather two separate countries; so much for “unified.”

     *  You mentioned the year 2008. Why? If you think racism is dead but only until a black president comes along, unfortunately it isn’t dead.

— Eric Godfrey
W14411 Prairie Road

     To read the entire letter, see the Sept. 19, 2019 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.