My hero of the day

Jesse Helms, NC, flag

Why is Mr. Eason my hero of the day? Because rather than lower the flag in honor of the death of the racist, sexist, homophobe Jesse Helms, L.F. Eason III gave up the only job he’d ever had. A 29-year veteran of the state Department of Agriculture, told his staff not to fly the U.S. or North Carolina flags at half-staff Monday, against a directive to all state agencies by the governor. When ordered to follow the directive, Eason decided to retire rather than pay tribute to Helms. Living in North Carolina the shame of having Helms represent me is bad enough without the revisionism that has been thrown out since his death. L.F. Eason thank you for standing up for the rest of us.

More information is available at the News and Observer

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