August 15, 2017
These statues are a part of history, we can look at our children and grandchildren without prejudice and tell them, yes the Civil War was real and General Lee was the Commanding General for the Confederates.
How General Lee felt about slavery is clear as a bell to USA history by a letter he wrote to his wife in which he wrote that while slavery was a “moral and political evil”, he believed that African Americans were “better off” in America than in Africa.
General Lee was fighting to restore the union as his forefathers would have wanted. General Lee made a comment; “The sole object of this war is to restore the Union. Should I be convinced it has any other object, or that the government designs using its soldiers to execute the wishes of the abolitionists, I pledge to you my honor as a man and a soldier I would resign my commission and carry my sword to the other side” in a letter to the Chicago Tribune 1862.
So, even the reasoning of these people makes no sense, sad that they don’t know their history.
No one really won the war, there were no heroes. But, there were a lot of deaths, brothers fighting brothers, sad!
Takiyah Thompson, 22 years old, was a student at North Carolina Central University and a member of Workers World Party. She was arrested today 8/15/2017. More arrests will be coming…
Durham county Sheriff Mike Andrews is pursuing felony charges against Thompson. According to rssnewshub.com, she has been charged with 2 felony counts. 1) participation in a riot where property was in excess of $1,500, inciting others 2) disorderly conduct by injuring a Statue and damage to real property.
According to Wikipedia, Workers World Party “is a communist party founded in 1959, by a group lead by Sam Marcy of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). Their headquarters is in New York.
Nancy Pelosi has been an advocate for removing the confederate statues from the halls of Congress. Not very many people know that her father, the late Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., spoke at a dedication of a monument along with then-Governor William Preston Lane Jr. to honor General Robert E Lee and General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson as reported by Fox News. How soon she forgets!