You see the guy in the photo? This is NY born lawyer turned Virginian John Flannery and he wants to remove the Confederate statue from its place of honor in front of the courthouse in Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia.
Why is Mr. Flannery wanting to move the statue to a museum or a cemetery?
ALL HANDS ON DECK – I’m assembling a “TAKE DOWN” task force to implement this policy of removing a statue representing disunion and slavery. Anyone who wants to join send me an e-mail (email@example.com ) or message and what you’d like to do. I’m not leaving this one as an opinion.
Now while I agree that the statue is in a way a symbol of disunion and slavery it is also a number of other things and it should not be removed due to its historical factors. So in that sense, SNN and I agree as I would hope most people who are interested in the Civil War would not call for the removal of any historical statuary or monument. However this is where the agreement between Michael Cuhsman’s SNN and I ends. The reason that it ends in such a fashion is due to comments like the ones above. First, Whitebird wishes for a return of the Ku Klux Klan in the region to deal with this ”carpetbagger yankee” Pat “kill yankee school children” Hines makes an interesting comment that could, without further clarification, lead to various and violent interpretations.
I will leave those interpretations up to my readers, but I hope people will agree that the statue needs to remain where it is and comments like the ones above need to end.