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In a nation which is once again divided against itself, removing the statues of Confederate leaders is the wrong course of action.

No. No. No. Seeing these statues didn't affect you as a child. Great. What about the inquisitive little child who gets to walk down Robert E. Lee Avenue every day, past the monument to Jefferson Davis on his/her way to Stonewall Jackson elementary school? When that inquisitive child begins to ask about why these men have things named after them, he/she finds out it was because this nation at one time thought he/she was sub-human and now the people in his/her town still want to memorialize these white supremacist traitors for their stand against freedom for Black slaves.

Confederate generals and politicians were traitors who consciously chose treason because they wanted to own people. We should not forget that dark period of history, but we should never have allowed towns, cities and states to memorialize confederate treachery. We should put that information in museums and history books, not on main street . . . or on Robert E Lee Blvd either.
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