It amazes me how so often common sense legislation fails to get passed. As an American history teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools, I was relieved to hear about H.R. 6131 to remove Justice Roger B. Taney’s bust from the U.S. Capitol and replace it with a bust of Thurgood Marshall, but it has since gone nowhere. Why is that? Why is it so hard to remove a racist from public honor?
I call on Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger not only to reintroduce this legislation, and hopefully get it to a vote, but also to think about the countless other bills that never see the light of day. How can we change this country for the better if our own leaders fail to act? Something needs to be done.
Trevor Collins, Owings Mills
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