The opinion expressed by the [letter] writer in your March 30 issue [“Remove Vance’s Name From Downtown Monument,” Xpress] sounds like that of the ISIS gang in the Mideast. She states that Vance’s name should be removed from the Vance Monument because he was typical of many in his time, i.e., he owned slaves.
ISIS has destroyed many precious archaeological sites because they disapprove of anything and anybody who disagrees with them. Your [letter] writer sure sounds like a member of the ISIS cult. Does she want the sculptures of Washington and Jefferson blasted off the face of Mount Rushmore?
History should be left alone to be understood and appreciated. It should not be a matter of current approval. Some of us respect Vance.
— George H. Cooper