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Letters for June 20

Letters for June 20

Letters to the Editor

Erect a statue of Matthew Gaines next to the one of Sul Ross

As an Aggie alumnus, I would like respectfully to make this suggestion: The Academic Building Plaza should be altered to where the statues of both Lawrence Sullivan Ross and Matthew Gaines could be displayed side by side, effectively symbolizing what the Aggie tradition is all about.

BRIAN L. HOPE

Bryan


Need reason and tolerance with Sul Ross statue issue

The Lawrence Sullivan Ross statue is not a Confederate monument. But as the liberal but not progressive enough former opinion page editor at The New York Times -- who allowed an unapproved viewpoint by Sen. Tom Cotton -- learned, such nuances can be lost in times of mob rule.

After serving his young state in the Civil War, Ross went on to serve black and white Texans alike. But I don't think the increasingly radical left ascending in most news rooms and campuses even recognize the concept of such repentance. Their zealous inquisition demands that only their language be spoken and that statues recant.

Is it too much to ask college adults to apply reason and tolerance to issues such as this? It actually might help prepare them for real life in our republic. If we can keep it.

MATT POLING

College Station

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