Does it occur to anyone that Confederate history happened, whether we, in 2017, judge it moral or not? Monuments were erected to these men because our Southern ancestors believed they were worthy of being honored and remembered. I like to ask those in power not to try to rewrite the storyline of what occurred in the history of the South. I am terribly sorry that history offends anyone, but to try to make it invisible and erase it is not right. It all happened whether you want to believe it or not. I do not want to be held hostage to those who demand that somehow we need to make our history more palatable.
If these statues are so offensive, then write a caveat in a sign beside each monument lambasting these people for their incorrect theories and actions, but leave the history alone.