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Letter: Is there a reason?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

In the Sept. 10 Gazette-Journal article on the Mathews County Board of Supervisors deciding to hold a 2021 referendum on whether or not to remove the Confederate memorial, the county attorney said that supervisors have plenty of time to “prepare the language” for next year’s ballot and suggested holding a work session.

It only took one man, Abraham Lincoln, to pen the immortal words to the Gettysburg Address as he was riding to Gettysburg on the train.

According to what I have read (and understand), it will take three men, two women, a lawyer, time and a work session to compose a simple referendum sentence on whether or not to remove the Confederate memorial. What seems to be the difficulty? It seems to me to be a simple yes-or-no question. How hard can that be?

Since the supervisors were wise enough to put the question to a vote, I would hope that the question would be formulated in a clear, simple and straightforward manner, instead of composing ...

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