Oddly, Statues of Christ and the 10 Commandments have been removed from public property by the "government" in spite of public sentiment!.No, the statues of Lee should not all be destroyed. But any community that does not want his statue on their public ground should be able to have the right to remove those statues. There are museums, private individuals that can display those statues. In Charlottesville, the community decided that they did not want that statue on their public property.
The fate of the statue should have been by popular vote of the town where it stood. It shouldn't be up to loud groups of outsiders. A select few are now trying to remove the statue of Mayor Rizzo in Philadelphia --- even though he fully integrated the Philadelphia police and fire fighter departments.It was the name of the Dukes of Hazzard car.