Letter: Security Threat Level Gray

In these politically turbulent times in which we live, we must always be aware of the threats to our security all around us. Perhaps more dangerous than terrorists themselves are terrorist sympathizers, who allow terrorism to lurk in our neighborhoods and find safe harbor to rest, recuperate and plan the demise of our society and our children. This is why Americans, and especially Southerners, need to be aware of and vigilant about one of the most prevalent and dangerous trends in our great nation: Confederate sympathy. These foul, anti-American activists proudly display on their cars and in their homes symbolism associated with a group which sought through violent means to destroy the United States of America, and no organization has ever been as effective at depriving Americans of life and liberty. By current estimates, the American Civil War led to more loss of American life than Naziism, the Viet Cong and al-Qaeda combined. To celebrate this conflict or its perpetrators is an insult and a danger to every American. Sympathizers ought to be carefully monitored by the Department of Homeland Security, or at least detained in Guantanamo Bay indefinitely so as to protect our freedoms and liberties.

Charles Long

Knoxville