I’m OK with UNC’s Silent Sam plan
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.