A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and “acknowledge” General Robert E. Lee’s “dishonorable side.”
More whining morons. I guess they don’t want to acknowledge some other facts. Lee was given the opportunity to fight for either side. That Ulysses Grant owned slaves (proof is in documents of him freeing one). You cannot apply 21st century ideology to the actions of the 19th century.
People falsely state that the war was about slavery. Slavery was the flash point, not the cause. The war was fought to determine whether this country would stay an agricultural nation with strong state governments or become an industrial nation with a strong federal government. It was, as most wars are, about economics.
The war wasn’t about slavery until two years into the conflict. In an act of desperation, Abraham Lincoln tried to give the war a moral purpose to bolster sagging support for it. Lincoln always stated that his purpose was to save the Union and he would have freed all the slaves or none of them to accomplish it.
And if Lee should be dishonored for owning slaves, then we need to remove some presidents ( http://home.nas.com/lopresti/ps.htm) from our currency and tear down some monuments.
Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia (not the whole Rebel army) against the far larger and better-equipped Army of the Potomac and beat it consistently. He was respected by the North (including Gen. Ulysses S. Grant) as well as the South.
Some of Lee’s family members did stay loyal to the Union. Such was the case across the nation. The war was brother against brother or father against son. A great portion of Virginia stayed loyal to the union. We refer to that portion today as West Virginia.
Consider this. After the war, at a church service in Richmond, an old black man was the first to walk up to the communion rail. The minister and white congregation were stunned and remained motionless until a gray-haired white gentleman came up to the rail and knelt down next to the old black man as his way to show acceptance of this new reality. It was none other than a great and respected American, Gen. Robert E. Lee.
You can’t pick your history, you can only embrace it
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democrats don’t like facts.
It would seem
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