Would You Remove?

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    In Virginia, there is a statue honoring a Confederate soldier who fought for the rebels in several major battles of the American Civil War. He was eventually killed at the Battle of Chickamauga. Would any or all here be in favor of removing this monument, given how much rancor has been generated over such things in recent years?
     
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    Where is the statue and when was it erected?
     
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    Hell no.
     
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    1965

    Fredericksburg
     
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    I have no problem with the statue in Fredericksburg
    Great battle was fought there

    There are many statues in Fredericksburg
     
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    It should never have been erected. Such memorials should be in dedicated facilities, privately owned.

    What would sane Americans say about Nazi historical figures being similarly honored in Germany? The comparison is not that far off.
     
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    That's weird.

    I seem to recall you attacking not only them, but anyone that supports statues to them, as "traitors".
     
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    One of the first steps in destroying a country is to destroy its history.

    That said, monuments to the warts are unnecessary.
     
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    It is very far off.
     
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    To remove the statue would be akin to the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and ISIS destroying ancient historical monuments.

    I know the Democrats are anxious to sweep their history under the rug but like they say, "Those who don't remember the past are doomed to repeat it."
     
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