Regarding "College trustees address monument issue" under letters to the editor in a recent Franklin Times, it appears select Louisburg College Board Members attempt to respond with an approval of action taken illegally on the Confederate Monument. I do agree the Monument is not owned by the college. As I understand it, when the monument was erected in 1913, the college was on one side of Main Street. Did the college object to or protest in any way to the existence of the monument when they acquired the property on the other side of Main Street? That would have been in the early 1960s
I do agree the memorial was not maintained by the college and I accept their historical representation that it was not constructed with any involvement of the college. Louisburg College has absolutely nothing to do with the Confederate Monument except that it has employed and protected a vile professor who for years has taken personal pleasure in organizing a concerted effort to bring the old soldier down. As I am sure you remember, back in 2017-2018, William H. Hinton used organized students to torpedo The Franklin Times with letters pleading to be rescued from the torments of hell caused by the Confederate Monument. Although these kids were simply "visitors" to our community and well observed the Monument when they previewed LC, they were now imbued enough to attack a statue over which the college had no authority.
Hinton's radical behavior is a reflection on a college that now wants to plead "we had nothing to do with the situation. Any reputable educational institution would dismiss (yes, I know he has tenure) a pretentious professor whose dedicated purpose is to organize and incite hatred. Just as the college trustees lay claim that LC is "a diverse community with its faculty and staff free to express his or her opinion," so the residents of Louisburg have the same right. Many residents have lived in Louisburg all their lives, a far longer time than the two years the students attend LC. I believe it is not uncommon for hate organizations such as "The Southern Poverty Law Center" or "The Anti-Defamation League" to infiltrate colleges and plant ideologies of racism, revolt, violence, and superiority in the easily manipulated youth of college campuses.
Years ago, Louisburg College was the epitome of the best in junior colleges. Over the years, I believe it has become a political hotbed for anti-capitalism and anti-free enterprise. It may not be all the students and it may not be all the faculty, but the administration knows what has been going on. Their hands are not clean. They have clearly harbored, sanctioned, and supported the militant professor who immediately stated to the news media after the town removed the Confederate soldier that Louisburg College was no longer divided. Taking down a statue will never bring a solution, for it will be replaced on private property with other tributes to our Confederate soldiers. At one time, Louisburg College was an asset to the town. I see it now as an albatross around the necks of longtime residents who attended and supported the college. While the letter from a minority of trustees characterizes the college as seeking "to nurture a diverse population of young men and women intellectually, culturally, socially, physically, and spiritually," I say nothing could be further from the truth. I believe in reality the college allows and provides access for the indoctrination of socialism and the exposure to dangerous progressive Democrats whose philosophy is "we will crush you if you do not conform to our ways." The ultimate goal is total control through brainwashing and manipulation.
I cannot say now I will discontinue support of Louisburg College because I took that action in 2017 when William Hinton instigated his letter writing campaign published in The Franklin Times. But I can say to all the residents -- and there are many -- who are upset with Louisburg College and the collusion it precipitated with the town, remember this when it comes time to writing a check for the college, when you are considering buying tickets for a college supported arts program, or when you are thinking about making a bequest to the college.
One of the major tools Progressive Democrats are using is wrangling control through boycotting. While I strongly believe this can destroy free enterprise, boycotting is a non-violent means of protesting. Henceforth, I will boycott any business that supports Louisburg College. I will never contribute to those Progressives who tear down America's history.
Ann E. Brown