Frankly, I have never liked statues of any kind...smacks of idolatry. Exodus 20:4 "You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of ... biblehub.com/exodus/20-4.htm 'Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing ... of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. ..... and of the sun, moon, and stars, the host of heaven; and of any of the birds of ... and forbid the Romans to make any image of God, like to man or beast.' However, I do not approve of gangs of thugs going around tearing down statues. Nor do i think anyone's tax money should be used to build a statue which is then place on state property somewhere. In fact I would agree with getting rid of all the statues on state property...but in a legal lawful manner...not at the hands of hooligans.