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How about we remove the 12 statues of Confederate traitors from the US Capitol Building?
I am all for it! :-) however, Who are they?
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How about we remove the 12 statues of Confederate traitors from the US Capitol Building?
We pride ourselves as a free nation. Honoring traitors is one way we show that. This shows that loyalty to the state is not our highest value.
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I'd like to see an alternative solution.

We frown when we see Japan's nationalists try to scrub the Nanking campaign from the history books.

Many criticize Turkey for their continued denial of the Armenian genocide.

Tearing out these statues and monuments is like trying to tear a page out our own history books, to try to pretend that it never happened.

What if, instead of tearing down statues of Lee and other civil war figures, we relocated them. By about 25 feet. Move them back a bit, and erect another statue to their counterpart in the particular battle or campaign, so they share the space. Do it with equal prominence, respect and dignity. Between the two, place a plaque or plaques describing their roles in the conflict, giving both their place in history. Add perspective.

The Civil War happened, whether we like it or not. It was about slavery, but there was far more to it than just that. To pare it down to a single divisive issue is to dumb it down to a caricature of what it really was.

I think we should remember and face our history, warts and all.
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