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Time to move on from Confederate flag
To the editor:
While I dont have a problem with people being upset about Confederate flags flying in Canby, I do think the emotional reaction to it is a bit overblown.
There is a veritable buffet of things that could offend us that come across our lives everyday and every day you have to choose how youll respond to those. Most of the time, we simply ignore them and move on with life. We cant eliminate everything thats a potential offense. Its just an impossible task.
In the end, the Confederate flag simply isnt worth so much rancor and emotionalism.
The truth is, if youre offended by it, thats fine. But its just a flag and you should be far more worried about the people who fly it. Its just cloth. People are what we should be worried about in this day and age, not a symbol of a long-ago cause that was doomed from the start.
So, weve all had our say. People who were offended have had their chance to be righteously indignant. Thats great. Thats the American way. But its time to move on and focus on the many great things about this area.
Saying that the flying of a Confedrate flage in Canby will induce long-term damage is ridiculous. It was poor taste and it offended some folks. The loophole that allowed it will be closed and the sun continues to come up. Lets move on to more important things, shall we?