Liberty and justice? Not for NC slaves
In response to “Silent Sam should not have come down” (Aug. 22 Forum):
Forum writer Jonathan Varnell claims UNC student soldiers fought for the “right of state sovereignty.” This is the tired states’ rights argument that always ignores the fact that the Confederacy was formed for the “right” to enslave black people. The secession articles written by Southern states make this crystal clear.
Mr. Varnell also suggests that removing Silent Sam is “insulting those who stood for individual liberty and justice.”
What liberty and justice were afforded the nearly 4 million slaves in the seceding states?
All monuments erected to “honor” such “heritage” have no place in our
United States of America.
– Tim Foskey, Charlotte