Pre­serve and pro­tect Civil War mon­u­ments

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - OPINIONS -



I whole­heart­edly dis­agree with much of Cor­re­spon­dent of the Day Bill Warhop’s let­ter. His false nar­ra­tive of the cause of the Amer­i­can Civil War fits well with the re­vi­sion­ist his­tory es­poused by the per­pet­u­ally ag­grieved but ignores the his­tor­i­cal facts.

I do agree with Warhop on one mat­ter: The Mon­u­ment Av­enue stat­ues must be re­moved. Not so they can be used to re­in­force the lib­eral agenda but so they can be pre­served safely for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to ap­pre­ci­ate. The city of Rich­mond no longer can or is will­ing to pre­serve and pro­tect these works of art and com­mem­o­ra­tion. Rich­mond does not de­serve to have these mon­u­ments within the city lim­its.

I am cer­tain that there are nu­mer­ous lo­ca­tions that would wel­come and pro­tect these mon­u­ments and ap­pre­ci­ate their beauty and what they stand for: self-sac­ri­fice in the face of naked ag­gres­sion.


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