I’m OK with UNC’s Silent Sam plan

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In re­sponse to Our View “UNC shouldn’t build a shrine for Silent Sam” (Dec.4 Ed­i­to­rial):

That new build­ing UNC wants to build is a $ 5.3 mil­lion univer­sity his­tory cen­ter with an $800,000 se­cu­rity sys­tem de­signed to pro­tect its in­ven­tory and hope­fully keep van­dals out.

Your ed­i­to­rial called it a “shrine.” Call it what it is: It’s a his­tory mu­seum that N.C. tax­pay­ers are pay­ing for to house items and ed­u­cate those who choose to go into it.

I am one of those N.C. tax­pay­ers, and if I have a rea­son to go to Chapel Hill I’ll make sure I go visit the mu­seum that I helped build. and would make it eas­ier for many peo­ple to vote.

In ad­di­tion, it would likely im­prove voter turnout, which is no­to­ri­ously low for spe­cial elec­tions.

It may also cost less than a tra­di­tional elec­tion.

Bill Good­now

Ma­lyn Pratt

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