This editorial captures many of the talking points about the removal of Confederate statues in town squares. While glossing over the repressive qualities for why they were raised, he focuses instead on what they mean to him. They represent a defeated south and the loss of 600,000 lives on both sides of the conflict. He is very passionate about this cause and sees the removal of these statues as a dangerous slope to oppression of other forms of thought.
- We are witnessing protests and removal of Confederate memorials by the left who have decided that they do not fit into their view of history.
- When I see a Confederate memorial, I think of a lost cause where the Union was preserved and slavery was abolished at the cost of 600,000 American lives.
- As philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
“When I see a Confederate memorial, I think of a lost cause where the Union was preserved and slavery was abolished at the cost of 600,000 American lives.”
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