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LETTER: Haley, Scott deserve permanent tribute

First Posted: 5:47 am - June 3rd, 2015

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To the editor:

As the pages of our world turns every day, our flaws, doubts, insecurities and qualities are put to the test. So, this earth begs the question: How are you going to act? Are we going to forget about the past and reject our cultural inheritance from our ancestors? Are we going to live in nothingness in the present with no preparation for the future?

Above all, are we leaning toward dreaming without real desire? I hope not. Hence, we need to make sure we put the proper mementos in place for our expeditions on this earth so that our souls can leave in solace one day. Another stepping stone for South Carolina and America would be to honor Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.

Governor Haley is the first minority governor in South Carolina and first female governor here. In a state where you can still beat your wife on the Statehouse steps on Sunday, she still decides to be the person her Sunday school teacher taught.

Next, Scott is the first black to be in elected office in both houses of our national legislative branch. He is a guiding light for those who hunger for more in the inner cities and elsewhere in this nation. His thirst is for the people, not for popularity.

Putting statues on the Statehouse, university or capitol grounds for these people is a must and showing our admiration for these individuals will only help alleviate the deeply lodged animosities that threaten to suppress this state’s supremacy.

I will ask that the S.C. General Assembly work together with Congress to determine how we can give these gifted public servants the graciousness they deserve.

Jordan Cooper

Columbia

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