Robert E. Lee Wins Another Battle Over 150 Years Later!
On Monday, a judge in Virginia ruled that the statues of General Robert E. Lee and General Stonewall Jackson will remain standing and are protected monuments, not to be torn down by the city.
This stands as a huge victory for those of us who like to remember history and who learn from it. Some just want to get rid of everything about history that hurts their feelings.
Liberals like to pretend they know all about the Civil War and what it was about and everyone from the Confederacy was evil, when in reality, they can't even tell you when the Civil War was!
According to the New York Post,
The decision comes nearly two years after three people were killed at the “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally after the city of Charlottesville voted to remove the statue of Lee.
Circuit Court Judge Richard E. Moore said the way the statues made people feel did not change the fact they paid homage to the Civil War heroes.
“While some people obviously see Lee and Jackson as symbols of white supremacy, others see them as brilliant military tacticians or complex leaders in a difficult time,” Moore claimed in his ruling, as reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“I believe that the defendants confused and conflated what the statues are with the intentions of motivations of some involved in erecting them.”
In the nine-page decision, Moore also ruled it was illegal for municipalities to remove the statues without permission from the state.
One reporter questioned him again on his remarks of "very fine people" at a protest which turned very violent.
Trump shot back with the following statement,
"I was talking about people that went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee, a great general. Whether you like it or not, he was one of the great generals. I have spoken to many generals here, right at the White House, and many people thought — of the generals, they think that he was maybe their favorite general."
And the truth is, Trump is right. Robert E. Lee was a military genius and one of the greatest generals in history.