Letter to the editor: Add another ‘s’

To the editor:

It is long overdue, but perhaps now is the time to add an extra “s” to our county name in honor of Frederick Douglass. For too long this community has carried the name of a right-wing, states rights, racist and defender of chattel slavery. Stephen Douglas, in his debates with Abraham Lincoln, defended and promoted his belief that Kansas should be a “slave state” and that Mr. Lincoln’s views about emancipation and freedom were counter to his. So join me in calling for our community to stand up and declare this Douglass County, Kansas. Let’s add that “s.”