Letter: Allen was a traitor, not a patriot

I was appalled to read your full-page feature on Henry Watkins Allens, a traitor to the United States of America.

The Confederate States were never recognized as a nation, only a band of murderous citizens who fought to maintain slavery as the basis for their collective economies. They made their money from the flesh of humans. Your glorification of this treasonous individual only serves to stoke the real fires of bigotry and separatism still burning in our state.

God save America from the hero worship of people like Henry Watkins Allen.

Terrence Verigan

technology consultant

Metairie