When the opportunity presents itself to visit a living historical site, the effect on one’s spirit can be more significant than any book or lecture.
Earlier this week around 100 people covered a UVA statue of Thomas Jefferson ‘in a black shroud…adorning it with signs that dubbed the former president a ‘racist’ and ‘rapist.’
The reactions to Peggy Noonan’s tweets reveal the ignorance many have of the Civil War and the rash judgments they place on people in the past.
Attacking Robert E. Lee for treason now is like attacking Oedipus for not asking a man if he was his father before killing him—prosaic and beside the point.
When we tear down a statue, we are not merely condemning the subject but the entire community, here several generations of Southern culture and millions of Americans.
Vandals burned a century-old bust of Abraham Lincoln, revealing that the violent campaign to scrub America of its Confederate past isn’t about the Confederacy at all.
Tearing down Confederate statues, or any monuments from our history, will not change the past. But it will make for a poorer, less enlightened future.
There can be no debate about the propriety of keeping the following statues intact. There is only one side: they must be smashed.
“You can’t eliminate what history is. So I disapprove with young people pulling down those statues.”
As radical as they are, lefty extremists’ position is at least useful in making us rethink the elevation of Confederate leaders to undeserved heights.
Defacing monuments is an age-old tactic meant to suppress speech and intimidate political enemies. The activist Left is now using it on elementary schools.
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