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theAlt-rightDemocrat
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confederate statues shouldn't be in places of honor

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Started: 8/24/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 months ago Status: Debating Period
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dairygirl4u2c

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confederate statues should not be in places of honor

the civil war was about slavery, plain and simple. if you look at the reasons stated for the war, it always went back to slavery. only in the abstract was it about states' rights, and there has been a misinformation campaign to retrospectively say that's what it was about. research history and you will see the truth. so do we want statutes of men who led the fight for slavery? maybe in the same way we'd want a statue of hitler, maybe at a museaum, but not out in public spaces of honor.
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Posted by Phenenas 4 months ago
Phenenas
You're absolutely right, the war was about slavery. This is coming from a Southerner who has to deal with that "states' rights" bullsh"t on a daily basis. But many of these generals were decent and honorable people, such as Robert E. Lee, and it makes my skin crawl that history is being destroyed. I would suggest a compromise: don't destroy the statues, just move them to a Civil War museum.
Posted by DNehlsen 4 months ago
DNehlsen
But...the civil war wasn't even about slavery?
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