It is a slippery slope for the 5th circuit confederate monument ruling. It was a disappointing ruling for the monuments. The move to remove confederate monuments is spreading. The reason they are being removed is because people feel that they represent something that they do not like. They are inanimate objects, so they really have no ability to cause anything.
- The New Orleans Confederate monuments have become part of the local landscape, in addition to gaining listings in the National Register of Historical Places.
- Beauregard and Lee played a positive role in area race relations after the war.
- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu believes that Confederate statues “don’t represent the community anymore.”
“A monument dedicated to Confederate General “Alfred” Mouton should be removed, according to activists with the group Move the Mindset.”