Send me your evil money

Dear Editor,
“The Confederate Memorial Fountain is a historic fountain in honor of veterans of the Confederate States Army in Helena, Montana’s Hill Park, in the United States. It was installed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1916, and removed on August 18, 2017. It was the only Confederate public monument in the Northwestern United States.”
Oh boy. George Washington had slaves. We better tear down the Washington Monument. Also the names of Washington D.C. and Washington State need to be changed or maybe we should just wipe those two places off of the map. My grade school in Glendive, Montana was named Washington School and it now needs to be imploded.
Absolute nonsense. I’m past caring about whose tender little feelings are being hurt. I would bet 90 percent or more of the people in Montana had never heard of this fountain before now. I hadn’t and I lived there the first 22 years of my life. If I had known about this fountain my thought would have been that it was there in memory of loved ones! I never would have thought it was put there to honor slavery. People who are thinking that way are doing our history an injustice. Are we going to start desecrating graves of soldiers from the south, too?
Do we not have more dire needs to deal with at this time in our country?
Judy Sternberg
Wenatchee
PS: The depictions on our $1, $20, $50, and $100 bills are all of slave owners. I know some of you with tender feelings must find this terribly offensive. How can you even hold one of these offensive bills in your hand? Please send those bills to me in care of the Echo and I will see to it that they are disposed of properly. It’s true that Franklin had two slaves and Grant had one so don’t be misled and forego sending me those bills.

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