The Civil War was about states’ rights, not slavery. The removal of all things associated with the Confederacy should be accompanied by the removal of all things associated with Northern slavery. Advocates of the removal of Confederate Statues should consider that removing all artifacts that are linked to slavery might result in the removal of the U.S. flag, under which slavery in the U.S. began, as well as the closure of structures, such as Mt. Vernon, that conducted slavery.
- The removal of Confederate statues, monuments, and related items from public places is a hot topic of discussion in America
- The 10th amendment of the US Constitution gives states the right of self governance, then the federal governments forced the removal of Confederate statues, etc., would define a major violation to the 10th amendment
- The major noted reason for the South ceding from the Union was the usurping of state rights by the federal government
“If we demand the removal of all things Confederacy, then we should demand removal of all things of Northern slavery as well, including redesigning our flag.”