In order to remove Confederate monuments, a costly tasks, something else will have to be sacrificed. What will that something be? Is it worth it just to get rid of a part of history that makes a few people uncomfortable? Are there not better things money could be spent on?
- Only one bidder has submitted a proposal to take down three Confederate monuments in New Orleans at three times the amount the city has budgeted for the project.
- The first firm selected by the city pulled out after its owner said he received threats, prompting the city to put the project out for public bid.
- Some firms whose names appeared on a publicly available list of companies that viewed the bid documents reported receiving harassing phone calls.
“Today it became even more clear what a sloppy, embarrassing mess Landrieu has dived into, because the period for taking bids to remove the statues of Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard and Jefferson Davis has come and gone and all he got was one bid.”