“It is wrong to erase our history. We should be learning from it,” McCarthy said of groups who vandalize and remove historical monuments.
Lizza pointlessly asked press secretary Kayleigh McEnany whether President Trump believed it ‘was a good thing’ the Confederacy lost the Civil War.
Rarified conservative arguments that we should remove Confederate monuments is tantamount to accepting the left’s vision of America as irredeemably racist.
The mobs defacing and pulling down monuments across America have no limiting principle because their target is America itself.
‘Appomattox’ survived electrification, segregation, and desegregation. In the end, it succumbed to unnatural causes in the name of sanctimony and vandalism.
Virginia Democrats want to exploit African American voters with indignation over statues to distract from their hypocritical offenses and to avoid talking about the issues that matter to Virginia families today.
Few of us are likely to withstand the withering judgment of those who come after us, whatever our positive contributions to humankind might be.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has written a book about the city’s decision to remove Confederate statues. It starts out well-intentioned, but ends up needlessly trying to score partisan political points.
Despite pervasive emphasis on contextualizing, the responses gives no hint of substantial historical knowledge beyond the received tropes of popular culture and press.
Attacks on Confederate heritage have quickly evolved into attacks on American heritage, which was always the ultimate goal.
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.
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.
Charlottesville’s novel solution to the conflict over Confederate monuments is to drape them in statue burqas meant to shield viewers from temptation.
Rev. Jesse Jackson has made headlines saying that as we get rid of Confederate statues we should also get rid of the Electoral College.
Jarrett Stepman joins Federalist Radio Hour to talk Charlottesville, statues, Brietbart, and the media of the alt-right movement.
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.
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