Sad to see our history and culture ripped apart - Donald Trump

History isn't always pretty, but we shouldn't destroy it

History isn't always pretty, but we shouldn't destroy it

Well, an issue has come up which clearly shows that the reverberations of that long-ago conflict still can be felt down to the present day.

Now, as the city of Baltimore in Maryland and New Orleans in Louisiana have removed Confederate statues, there are those who say honoring those who fought for the South shouldn't be seen as offensive or racist. After the statues of Robert E. Lee are gone from places of public honor, does slave owner George Washington go next?

The rationale was that the statues were offensive to a portion of the population. But they weren't insane to treat the statue as a vestige of white supremacy.

He criticized efforts in a growing number of US states, including Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, to remove statues honoring Confederate leaders. In Charlottesville over the weekend, the "Unite the Right" protesters chanted "blood and soil;" others listened to Richard Spencer, who has called for an all-white homeland. I rebelled against England, he rebelled against America.

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RYE: I didn't. I don't think you liked what I said but that's not what I said. George Washington was a slave owner.

While Dallas accountant Sunny Kim said he had not heard President Trump's exact statements on memorials to Washington and Jefferson, he said he doesn't believe there's a parallel. They said they were fighting for "states' rights", or against Northern oppression.

The two men also lived during periods of time that had very different views about slavery.

We fought a Civil War that by constitutional amendment made slavery and all badges of involuntary servitude illegal.

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Lee and Stonewall Jackson will be removed from the CUNY hall of great Americans because NY stands against racism", Cuomo tweeted. Tiles at a subway stop in Manhattan are being replaced, because their cross-design looks similar to a Confederate flag.

As D. Scott Hartwig, the retired Supervisory Historian of the Gettysburg National Military Park, said, "Rather than tear down monuments, build new ones, that tell the story of those who struggled bravely for freedom and equality".

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"You can't change history but you can learn from it. Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson?" Meantime, abolitionist actions like John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry had Lee and other Southerners anxious that the institution was at risk, said historian Emory Thomas, author of Robert E. I love John to death, I couldn't disagree more about George Washington. The South has and deserves its pride, but it ought not center it on the most shameful moment in its history. He fought passionately to defend his homeland and was one of the nation's greatest soldiers, yet his name is often inextricably linked with slavery and secession.

"These statues have morphed into a symbol of racism, a symbol of bigotry, a symbol of the alt-right, a symbol of white nationalist movements", explained Robert Wright Lee IV, one of Robert E. Lee's own descendants, in an interview with Huffington Post. "It puts him at war with Washington's greatest legacy-and that's the Union-because he had always been taught that his first loyalty was to Virginia". A statue is never simply a statue. To attach another meaning altogether to his memorial is to paint today's political correctness with too broad a brush. Most of these monuments were erected in the early 20th century, when segregation laws institutionalised racial inequality and oppression of African American people. "I think it scratches an itch we have seen throughout a lot of American history", Avlon began.

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