Letters: An open letter to Pittsboro and Chatham commissioners on symbols of terrorism

Tami Schwerin, Executive Director, Abundance NC, Pittsboro
Posted 6/19/20

To the editor:

To Pittsboro and Chatham County commissioners:

In light of our current events, and our path forward, can we please outlaw symbols of terrorism locally?

This would also put us …

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Letters: An open letter to Pittsboro and Chatham commissioners on symbols of terrorism

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To the editor:

To Pittsboro and Chatham County commissioners:

In light of our current events, and our path forward, can we please outlaw symbols of terrorism locally?

This would also put us on the right side of history. I guarantee it would make national news and other municipalities would follow. Let’s set the trend for creating a place of peace, inclusion and prosperity for all.

Let’s remove the Confederate battle flags that fly at our town entrances and throughout the county. It is simply a symbol of intimidation.

Last year, Homeland Security added white supremacy to its list of domestic terrorism threats (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/homeland-security-white-supremacy-domestic-terrorism-threat-888748/).

And if NASCAR can do it, literally anyone can do it (https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/us/nascar-bans-confederate-flag-spt-trnd/index.html).

“The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry,” NASCAR said in a statement on its website hours ahead of its race Wednesday night in Martinsville, Virginia.

Please let me know how I can help.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Ron Snyder

You can help by keeping your biased, ignorant, and uninformed comments out of public view. Can't help but run with whatever the crowd is howling for though, can you Tami.

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