Reader's View: Removing monuments could go too far
First they came for the Rebel flag. Now the Confederate statues are coming down. President Donald Trump was mocked and ridiculed for suggesting that after Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's statues were gone, George Washingt...
First they came for the Rebel flag. Now the Confederate statues are coming down.
President Donald Trump was mocked and ridiculed for suggesting that after Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's statues were gone, George Washington's and Thomas Jefferson's would be next. A few days later, while the Trump-bashing was still going strong, the Democrats' go-to guy on race relations, Al Sharpton, called for defunding the Jefferson Memorial. He called it an "insult." Right on cue, a Chicago pastor, James Dukes, said he wanted "slave owner" George Washington's statue removed from Washington Park and the park renamed. He called it a "slap in the face."
Local governments and Democrat activists have ransacked and taken down Confederate statues in the middle of the night. Any student of World War II will tell you that this type of cultural cleansing is reminiscent of 1930s Germany. What's next or who's next is anybody`s guess.
If people have a problem with a flag or statue, they will have a total meltdown from some Civil War books. There are probably a million civil war books in the libraries alone. Will mobs burn these books or close parts of libraries? The Civil War battlefield national parks have become living monuments and memorials. Will they be shuttered or pillaged? Untold millions of dollars could go down the rat hole. Caution is advised.
Postage stamp number 1049 and a few others honored Gen. Robert E. Lee. Different stamps honored Washington, Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and Ben Franklin. They number literally in the hundreds. A philatelist with these popular stamps in their collection is now a white supremacist? Good grief! How far might Democrats take this lunacy?