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Old 08-20-2017, 03:59 PM
 
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Your comment like many others on these numerous threads about removal of monuments demonstrate the problem with education in America (or maybe it's just a lack of basic common sense). History is NOT erased by the removal of symbols. There are no symbols of Nazis in Germany
Not true at all. Concentration camps have been left intact as a reminder to never repeat such atrocities.
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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The University cares and good for them.

I can't help comment on this bizarre idea that moving or taking down monuments is erasing our history. Who believes that southern sympathizers who are always crowing about how proud they are of their disgusting heritage, would ever let us forget?!?
You do realize Lee was an American hero before the civil war, don't you?
He was a top graduate in his class at Westpoint and regarded as one of America's greatest tacticians.
So he was much more than just the leader of the confederate troops when the civil war broke out.
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:21 PM
 
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More pure stupidity. But it makes them "feel" good about themselves.
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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While I agree there is a time to remove statues (like Americans did with King George III), I don't think Lee qualifies for such action.


On the other hand, does anyone know where any Obama statues are.......?
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:51 PM
 
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I think we should take down all statues and stuff of Barack Obama. We should not be honoring the biggest traitor in US history.
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:52 PM
 
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You do realize Lee was an American hero before the civil war, don't you?
He was a top graduate in his class at Westpoint and regarded as one of America's greatest tacticians.
So he was much more than just the leader of the confederate troops when the civil war broke out.
So what he was on the wrong side of history and a supporter of an evil and pernicious system - slavery, lynching,of black men women and children and rapes of innocent black women. He should have been hanged!
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:01 PM
 
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You do realize Lee was an American hero before the civil war, don't you?
He was a top graduate in his class at Westpoint and regarded as one of America's greatest tacticians.
So he was much more than just the leader of the confederate troops when the civil war broke out.
I agree prior to the civil war, he was well thought of, just like Benedict Arnold was before he turned traitor...

"...He joined the growing army outside Boston and distinguished himself through acts of intelligence and bravery..."

And I imagine a lot of traitors, murders, swindlers, etc. were well thought off before they committed crimes and offences, so?
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:21 PM
 
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So what he was on the wrong side of history and a supporter of an evil and pernicious system - slavery, lynching,of black men women and children and rapes of innocent black women. He should have been hanged!
He should have been hung. I don't care what he did prior to becoming a traitor, but he should have been hung for treason for leading an army against federal forces.

If he had declined the opportunity to tear the nation apart and encouraged the other West Pointers to stay loyal to the U.S., the Civil War would have been much briefer and considerably less brutal.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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Duke sits in the middle of Klan country.

They were smart to get that statue out of there.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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If you do not live in Raleigh and you are a republican then commenting on this thread (other tan supporting the local choice) makes you Hippocratic.
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