"...So I ask again: is that the sort of guy you want to honor?..."Lighten up, Francis. In his day, he was not doing anything abnormal or exceptional. He was not a criminal by the standards of his day. We cannot judge people in the past by the standards of today. To do so is lame-o.
I rather doubt that lynching was legal, even by the standards of his day.... And it seems quite likely that Mr. Simkins played those games.
And if Texas did not pursue or prosecute those who took part in those acts of murder, that is nothing to be proud of.
It's amazing the lengths to which you fellows will go to excuse the inexcusable.