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  • The Monuments Endgame: How Far Do We Go?

    08/26/2017 2:43:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    American ^ | August 26, 2017 | Jeffrey Folks
    All across the South, statues of Confederate heroes are being removed, warehoused, and in some cases destroyed. They are being removed under the false assumption that they are "symbols" of racism. That assumption is based on a grossly simplistic understanding of Southern history. In a letter of Dec. 27, 1856 to his wife, Robert E. Lee called slavery a "moral and political evil." During his life, he emancipated slaves, created schools for slaves, and aided the passage of slaves to Liberia. In the context of the antebellum South, Lee was decidedly an enlightened individual. It is surprising that his statues...
  • July 1856

    07/01/2016 6:24:15 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 62 replies | Nicole Etcheson, Douglas Southall Freeman
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...