Some people are under the impression that relocating the downtown statues of Confederate generals and politicians will be hiding our country’s past and that we would be ignoring history.
Trust me. No one will ever forget the Civil War. We won’t forget the 620,000 men who died in that war. No one will forget that those who attempted to destroy the USA lost that war.
We won’t forget that those statues on our courthouse lawns are of men who demanded the right to own other humans so they could become rich farmers. And they would kill their fellow Americans so they could own other humans.
We also won’t forget those men who stood up to them. They believed that all humans were created equal, and should be treated that way.
No, we will never forget what those statues stand for. And we are not proud of them.