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So who was Robert E. Lee anyway?

All Confederate statues and museums should be destroyed

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    Votes: 2 9.5%
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    Votes: 19 90.5%

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Old Rocks

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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.
 

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Robert E. Lee was the only person to ever graduate from West Point with No Demerits.

He did not want Virginia to secede from the Union, but when she did, he felt he had to go with her, because at that point in American history, a man's State was first and the Union was still second. In that, he was a Patriot.

He was described by Winston Churchill as the finest field general the English race has produced.

A really smart man has said that it is error both to judge the present by the past, as it is error to judge the past by the present.

You Bolshevik Democrats should consider that.
 

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Lee should have been hanged with Davis and Longstreet. These 3 men were responsible for millions of deaths on both sides of the U.S. Civil War.

Andrew Johnson being a Southern sympathizer de facto pardoned them however.
 
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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.
Oddly, Statues of Christ and the 10 Commandments have been removed from public property by the "government" in spite of public sentiment!.
 
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Why wasn't your poll asking Should Americans Act like ISIS and destroy American History?
Asshole, pay for them to transport that statue to your property. Problem solved.
It was the name of the Dukes of Hazzard car. :deal:
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.
 

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Lee should have been hanged with Davis and Longstreet. These 3 men were responsible for millions of deaths on both sides of the U.S. Civil War.

Andrew Johnson being a Southern sympathizer de facto pardoned them however.
"Millions"? You need a history lesson.
 

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He was a traitor to America. Why he even has statues is beyond me. Are we going to construct a statue of David Duke when he dies?
 

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Robert E Lee was offered full command of the Union Army.

He declined saying that defending your homes and lands was much more honorable than invading your neighbors lands to force some Tyrants will upon the people.

Damn was he right about honor.
 
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Why wasn't your poll asking Should Americans Act like ISIS and destroy American History?

False equivalency.

ISIS and Taliban destroyed statues because they were symbols of something other than Islam. They were destroyed out of hate and bigotry.

Taking down a statue of an American traitor isn't the same as what the Taliban and ISIS did.
 

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BTW i dont really care either way but they should put the statues of the loosers and traitors in a museum or throw them on the trash heap. I prefer a museum so people can have proof that there were really inbred people that worshiped losers and traitors that believed in keeping slavery alive.

While they are at it they should take the slave owners off the money and tear down their statues as well like washington and jefferson.
 

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ISIS and Taliban have nothing on Lincoln's Army. Terrorism won the war for the Union.
Those Black soilders did unleash some terror on them inbred southerners. Turned the tide for the north. Great choice by Lincoln even though he was another bigot.
 

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