I feel compelled to answer Mike Morgan’s question (Letters, July 5): “What about those who have ancestors who fought for the Confederacy?”
The answer to that question is that we all have ancestors, many of whom fought in wars for all kinds of reasons.
Just as those of us whose ancestors and relatives may have fought for Germany during World War II can choose not to fly the swastika, people whose ancestors were caught up in the losing side of the Civil War can choose not to fly the Confederate battle flag.
We should want to avoid causing pain to those whose ancestors were treated as less than human by the regimes the flags symbolize, no matter who our ancestors were.
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That’s not politics; it’s called kindness.