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By Steve Kenny

Wrong reasons to be upset


To the Editor:

I read the letter last week regarding the display of the "Confederate Flag" at the parade and the subsequent excoriation of the City for allowing it.

Two points I want to make here. First, since the other letters appeared to be politically associated with Republican viewpoints, I wanted to caution that any perception that this was a letter to balance representation by both sides would be a huge mistake.

First and foremost, the Republican party was born of the ashes of the Whig party leading up to the Civil war in 1854 in their not being able to deal with slavery. This abolitionist movement was congealed into the Republican Party to run against the Democratic Party with mo...

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