Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Big Problem With Removing Confederate Monuments

Rich Lowry argued that it’s time to mothball the Confederate monuments. His arguments are sound. In principle, I even agree with him.
The monuments should go. Some of them simply should be trashed; others transmitted to museums, battlefields, and cemeteries. The heroism and losses of Confederate soldiers should be commemorated, but not in everyday public spaces where the monuments are flashpoints in poisonous racial contention, with white nationalists often mustering in their defense.
Removing the Confederate monuments makes sense, like removing a bag of sugar from an ant-infested kitchen cabinet makes sense. No sugar, no ants; no monuments, no nexus for protest and counter-protest.
But there’s a big problem with this idea. --->
Read the rest from Steve Berman HERE.

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