People want to get rid of Confederate monuments because of what they represent to some people. They are symbols of hate and slavery to many people. This issue is polarizing and there are two sides that do not want to budge on it. This is reminiscent of the Civil War, where both sides felt justified.
- These monuments to men who fought against the Allies in World War II are to honor their ultimate sacrifice for their countries, not to glorify the evil causes their leaders propagated.
- Most Americans, including a plurality of African Americans, are against removing Confederate monuments.
- We must not eradicate our history. We must keep it before our eyes.
“Rabid progressives claim that honoring Lee is showing support for racism and slavery.”