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Confederate statues are artifacts of hate

Confederate statues are artifacts of hate”

What could be a better place for open discussion than a college campus?

Slavery in our country did not originate in NY. States that joined the Confederacy believed that slavery should be allowed if a state or western territory wanted it, and they were willing to leave the United States to assert their perceived right to make those decisions.

That history is important for all to learn.

Calling the counter-protesters "Alt Left" is meant to distract us from the real violence by the self-described "Alt-Right". What people tend to forget when arguing political correctness is that the Civil War was not fought over slavery, it was fought over the fact that the agricultural South did not want to be taxed by the industrialized North that was trying to take advantage of the hard-working South.

Now, the Daily Journal editorializes that the monikers of military bases named after Confederate officers also should be renamed, principally forts Hood and Bragg. They need not be part of sending an underlying message that it was acceptable to take part in an insurrection for the goal of being able to enslave others.

It may be their right to voice their opinions and have their own mindset, but it is not their right to dehumanize and endanger the lives of others. Therefore, the Confederate flag has become a symbol for slavery and white supremacy, which is not only fundamentally wrong, but is very offensive.

Here are three reasons in support of removing monuments and statues commemorating Civil War "heroes" in the public squares.

The area has two markers to memorialize the Civil War era. "It doesn't scare me", former city council member Sandra Crenshaw, a black woman, told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.

"A holiday is something we choose to venerate", Nemes said. It was considered a bad thing to do, but it is what has been practiced throughout history.

It looks like they are focusing on the hole instead of the doughnut.

At peril to our freedoms of speech, association, and freedom to disagree.

The histories of the Confederate and Nazi regimes are not all that good a match. The way the country runs, whether it be smoothly or not so much, is always a reminder of where we were and where we are. The violence then escalated to the point that one in their number plowed his auto into a crowd, injuring more than 30 people and killing a 32-year-old legal assistant, Heather Heyer, who'd come to join the chorus of voices against them. Being from the south, I know plenty of people who have these flags. Like a representation of black people's contribution to history. Where did they come from? I'm not surprised that limp-wristed politicians are jumping on the "let's-get-Trump" bandwagon.

According to Public Polling Policy, Trump's approval rating stood at 40 percent (with 53 percent disapproving of his job performance) in August, down from 41 percent (and down from a higher disapproval rating - 55 percent - as well).

Like most Americans, I was stunned, horrified, and appalled at the spectacle of angry white men marching openly in the streets with torches, chanting Nazisms - and doing so with no sheets on their heads.



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