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The Whole Cloth Of History

(from Free North Carolina)

Save the Robert E. Lee Statue

Via Billy

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In an article entitled “Historic Preservation Still Unites Us” First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe touts the worthiness of historic preservation: “May we Virginians, and all Americans, continue to enjoy history through preservation and never take for granted that its lessons are the guideposts to a better future.”

We could not agree more with this statement but recognize that in the Commonwealth of Virginia there exists a hypocritical double-standard regarding historic preservation. Confederate monuments and memorials are currently the lowest hanging fruit – ripe and easy targets for those who view history with tunnel vision. It should not be this way – we as Americans should protect our past instead of shunning it. Existing memorials in our public spaces should not be banished from their long-standing locations based on emotion and divisive politics. The poet John Donne famously wrote “no man is an island,” and these monuments are not islands either – they are connected to the communities in which they reside. And they tell a story, not just about the events and people they depict, but about those who commissioned and sculpted them to vivid life. If historic preservation matters, it should matter for all Registered Historic Landmarks, and not just those deemed “acceptable” by the powers that be.

The attorneys retained to fight Charlottesville City Council’s vote to remove the Robert E. Lee Monument from Lee Park are diligently preparing their case. Rest assured that they do not take this charge lightly and will proceed with filing at the precise and practicable moment.

We appreciate your patience, support and contributions as this issue moves forward. If you have donated, Thank You. We have been touched by the messages we have received and the willingness of people across the country and even overseas to contribute to save history. If you haven’t donated and feel this issue is important, please consider a contribution – no amount is too small to help us win this battle:

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Checks payable to: The Monument Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 483, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902. All contributions are tax deductible.

The idea such actions to save historical monuments are even necessary is horrific! 
First, I’m a believer in this Nation’s history, warts and all.
Second, didn’t the United States Congress pass legislation almost 100 years ago stating that ALL military participants in the Civil War (or the War Between the States, or the recent unpleasantness, if you prefer!) were VETERANS as such deserving of remembrance and monuments as much as the Union soldiers?
And that desecration or removal of military monuments was against federal law?

Confederate Soldiers are American Veterans by Act of Congress

Sadly, this is not the only location or action taken against Confederate monuments.  Politically correct forces are continuing to try to erase American History (and by extension free speech), lest the young learn about the whole cloth of history!
It’s disgusting!
Please help if you can.
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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

9 thoughts on “The Whole Cloth Of History

  1. If the PC crowd wins, people who believe in preserving history should do what Croatians did when Yugoslavian Communists declared the statue of Ban Jelacic in Zagreb Square had to go. Patriots dismantled it and hid it away. When Yugoslavia crumbled, the statue was reassembled on the Square and is now a landmark of Croatian history.

    Posted by chipmunk | March 1, 2017, 8:52 am
  2. I sincerely hope we haven’t sunk so low that we need to hide statuary from the low-information (i.e., ignorati) activists. I’m beginning to think that what this country needs is an enema, and I have a couple suggestions for where the nozzle could go.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | March 1, 2017, 9:37 am
  3. Like you said, warts and all, it’s our history. Study it or remain ignorant at your own risk! To dream up some bizarre alternative or deny what happened because some twit feels an “aggression” is to deny future Americans the right to know the truth.
    PC madness strikes again.

    Posted by KM | March 1, 2017, 12:00 pm
  4. Unbelieveable… This is just beyond the pale that the left is actually pushing BS like this…

    Posted by Old NFO | March 1, 2017, 3:10 pm
  5. Waiting for a campaign to start for tearing down Monticello and Mt. Vernon because GASP! slaves.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | March 1, 2017, 4:13 pm

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