Tear­ing down stat­ues not the Amer­i­can way

The Day - - OPINION -

One thing I have learned about the Amer­ica I live in to­day — we never learn any­thing. Whether it is stupid wars, bud­gets, taxes — we never learn.

Now we seem in­tent on de­stroy­ing our his­tory. First it is Con­fed­er­ate stat­ues. I read where New York City Mayor Bill de Bla­sio states that it might be a good idea to tear down a statue of Christo­pher Colum­bus, be­cause it is ap­par­ently a sym­bol of hate. How that is I will never fig­ure out. But I do re­mem­ber this. A cou­ple of years ago when ISIS was wreak­ing havoc in places like Syria by tear­ing down his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ments, we in Amer­ica were shocked, and per­son­ally I couldn’t be­lieve how much peo­ple could re­ally hate.

I guess ev­ery­body was shocked ex­cept Mayor de Bla­sio. Paul Hill East Lyme

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