Why are there monuments of Confederate soldiers

ClimateSanity

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http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/08/why_are_there_monuments_of_confederate_soldiers.html

In the Civil War, America suffered a fall from grace. But grace was used to turn enmity into comity.

This is why the Civil War monuments existed, in part, perhaps in the largest part.* A shattered nation needed to come back together.* Secession was treason.* Treason was disgrace; worse, treason was committed to protect the evil of slavery.* Men died to stop it.* Men died to save it.* We know who won.* But with battlefields stained with blood, and the shops, streets and homes filled with maimed bodies, broken futures, and fractured souls, how do you mend two warring sides?*
The President saw the need to overcome the conceit that a person can own another in servitude; he had to destroy the idea that slavery was acceptable; and once doing that, remove the disgrace from the person.* Let them restore their dignity, sense of place, recognizing those parts of themselves that were honorable and good.* They were made to see that this thing about slavery they got horribly wrong.* He believed that to be at peace and to become neighbors again, to be one nation again, they must forgive; they must get past it; they must see each representative of the former enemy as a whole being, fully vested with all the rights and privileges of citizenship.* There are no spoils for the victors because there is no one vanquished.* We are brothers again.

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The monuments are there basically to give back dignity to good people who went wrong. Evil ideas can become acceptable in a society and we have no place as a modern enlightened society to judge them according to our full moral understanding today.
 

annabenedetti

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The evil ideas are still there, and they're still being justified by modern racists, and alt-righters trying to pretend they're not racist.
 

drbrumley

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The evil ideas are still there, and they're still being justified by modern racists, and alt-righters trying to pretend they're not racist.

Agreed, a pathetic speech.....but the truth is that Abraham Lincoln, and most of the leaders of the Republican Party, were in total agreement with Stephens about the black man. That's just the sad reality...
 

Tambora

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Agreed, a pathetic speech.....but the truth is that Abraham Lincoln, and most of the leaders of the Republican Party, were in total agreement with Stephens about the black man. That's just the sad reality...
Yep.
Even the great William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army didn't give a flip about the plight of the negro's freedom from slavery.
There were times when the roads were so cluttered with negros fleeing that he purposely destroyed bridges just so they couldn't advance any further, and thus leaving the roads free for his army without hindrance.

It should also be noted that Sherman and Grant did not free their slaves until 1865 (after the war), while Robert E. Lee freed his in 1862.

And it might be worth mentioning that Delaware (a northern state) refused to ratify the 13th Amendment (emancipation of slaves) until 1901.

The left's cherry picking of history is disastrous.
 

annabenedetti

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It's definitely not whataboutism.....you bring up the past with your original post...I am correcting the record so you can make a factual determination about what's going on.


You might remind yourself that this country was founded with "exactly the opposite ideas" as the Confederacy.
 

Danoh

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The evil ideas are still there, and they're still being justified by modern racists, and alt-righters trying to pretend they're not racist.

Kind of looks like a younger Trump, had he spent some time in the trenches, rather than dodging the Draft his father's wealth had been able to repeatedly buy through his corrupt, Mobbed up, Tammany Hall Politicians.
 
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