Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Dear Mr. Trump, although your ignorance is unforgivable, it is not uncorrectable. You and your racist friends must acknowledge the histories of those confederate heroes you now defend. Each one is represented by a statue or monument somewhere in the south, and they each swore an oath to protect and defend the United States upon receiving commissions when graduating from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. Their defection to the southern rebellion qualifies them as traitors, pure and simple. Here's a short list: Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Jefferson Davis. Scores more, some of them infamous, like Longstreet and Pickett ,served in various grades of rank.        
         Although many fought with northern classmates in the Mexican war, they shamelessly volunteered to divide their country. Lee struggled with the dilemma, but fell to pressure from his friends and family, becoming the greatest general of the war on either side. Without his leadership, the south would have fallen much sooner and thousands of lives would have been saved, although in fairness and historical accuracy it must be added that Lincoln might then not have resorted to drafting the Emancipation Proclamation. His was not the strongest voice against slavery, but that's another story, Stephen Spielberg notwithstanding.

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