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amvuva83

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There was a political issue at stake in the Civil War other than Slavery


The issue had been debated since the drafting of the constitution. Lee fought not for slavery, but for the right of the people of Virginia to self-govern. Slavery was at issue for the entire nation, not just Virginia.

Lee was not pro-slavery. He fought for Virginia because he felt his loyalty to his state superceded his responsibility to the federal government. He declined to fight against his own state for this reason.

Finally, regardless of what people think about Lee's views on race, it was the prevailing view of the citizens of the United States in 1860 that persons with black skin were different and not of equal class nor rights. That is a fact. If you want to start tearing down military heros because they were racist, then you have to broaden your list beyond Lee to include Sherman, McClellan, Lincoln, and every other military hero of the era, continuing onward until at least Post WWII.

My point is that Lee's memory deserves honor, not hatred.

(In response to this post by SchmHoo)

Posted: 01/12/2018 at 1:58PM



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