To the editor:

Quddus Snyder’s July 11 letter spoke out about a Confederate flag, a sign of racial hatred and bigotry, on display in Eaton. To display one speaks volumes about the person doing so. I agree with the gentleman. But that display is protected as freedom of speech.

One flag? Three years ago, while living in Terryville, Conn., I asked the local Lions Club to stop the sales of those banners at their annual country fair. There was one reply from the Lions Club to my concern. 

Two members of the Plymouth Town Council said that they saw no problem in the sale of them. The mayor was only concerned about “controversy in my town.” Terryville is a section of the town of Plymouth. Sales of that banner of hate still continue at the fair. The National Lions Club did not respond to me about this, either. Can the silence be interpreted as condoning it?

I appreciate Snyder for for speaking out.

Albert Carilli

North Conway

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