John H. Wilcox (“No Doubt, Maryland Is a Southern State,” Dec. 18) is totally missing the point of the letter that I wrote Nov. 21 (“‘White Power’ Letter Is Insulting”). It was not meant to be an historical narrative. What happened in the Civil War has little to do with the events of the victory of Larry Hogan. The person who wrote the letter that I replied to is the one who dragged in the Civil War.
The comment about Maryland being a Southern state was related to Sen. Mary Landrieu’s comments. She lost her runoff election in Louisiana, making her another incumbent Dem-ocrat to lose last month.
As for my heritage, I have lived in Baltimore City and County for 65 of my 66 years. I’m sure that Wilcox is probably one of a handful of people who care where the silent cannons on Federal Hill or at Fort McHenry are pointed in this time in our lives.
The two letter writers to whom I have replied are from Annapolis and Laurel. Thankfully, those of us in “Northern Maryland” are adapting to the election results better that these two gentlemen from “Southern Maryland.” Deal with it. The election is over.