To Whom It May Concern,*
Ladies and gentlemen, the Confederate flag, a symbol of southern pride and heritage for generations, is under attack.
Because of one isolated incident with a mentally ill young man who just happened to be seen with the flag several days before gunning down nine African-Americans at a random church, suddenly everyone wants to pile on and act like the flag is some sort of magic talisman of hate that can instantly turn our children into racist, homicidal maniacs, rather than the piece of historical lore that it is.
As a result, there is a lot of talk, not only of removing the flag from the South Carolina capitol building, but of banning it altogether.
This, to me, is unacceptable. Rather than seeking to ban the Confederate flag, we need to be doing more to protect it.