Confederate monuments are being targeted and taken down, because of racial tensions and a misunderstanding of what these monuments really stand for. In fact, these monuments do not have anything to do with slavery at all. The monuments are there for the people that did sacrifice their lives for that war, and to honor them as well.
- As the descendants of Confederate veterans who fought and died in the war of 1861-1865, we are horrified and dismayed that the legacy of our ancestors is now being not only tarnished, but destroyed.
- it involves politics, and the assumption that these objects of memory in some manner represent the evils of slavery or a defense of racism.
- North Carolina’s Monuments Protection Law was enacted precisely to prevent such rash action as is being proposed—action which would denude us of a full understanding and representation of our history.
“Since the ugliness that happened in Charlottesville, Confederate history and heritage has been under non-stop attack”