The mayor and city council of New Orleans have called for the removal of various Civil War era monuments in the city. Should this have been allowed to happen, and should the citizens of New Orleans have had a voice in the decision?

From our Prescott Valley, AZ Correspondent

This kind of critical circumventing of history concerning New Orleans and other cities should have never been allowed to happen, and the citizens of New Orleans and other places were certainly not all for it. The mayor and city council members of New Orleans and other liberals throughout the country have wrought their liberal leanings and have literally turned a city upside down historically on their own without consideration of the city as a whole.

The rewriting and whitewashing of the Civil War and the circumstances surrounding it have been altered because of a refusal to accept the truth of the Civil War. Instead of looking at all the facts and complications surrounding the Civil War, such as the fight for states’ rights and the states’ attempts to prevent the federal government from holding on to specific territories, the city leaders have chosen to use slavery as their main issue in destroying historical monuments within the city.

In their attempts to erase the remnants of those who sacrificed their lives, brother against brother, New Orleans civil leaders have ignored historical events to satisfy their own political agendas and have taken on slavery as their main cause for removing monuments. Liberal New Orleans city fathers want to use slavery as an excuse to politicize and polarize the city and its history and want it to appear to have done it in the name of inclusion, diversity and peace. This kind of removal has no place in a free nation, and the total abolishment of the war, its leaders, historical actions and battles, and their effects on New Orleans have established a dangerous precedent.

The citizens of New Orleans should have had a voice in this decision and apparently they did through poll after poll, which revealed that they did not sanction the removal of statues and monuments. Protests came as well from historical preservation and Confederate groups but went unheard, and the city plunged ahead with its plans to purge and sanitize the history of New Orleans and its connections to the Civil War.

None of this kind of liberally motivated trouble is going to change the way people feel about the Civil War and those who fought on the side of the Confederacy, which included black men (free and slave) as well as Indian tribes and foreign soldiers. Ignoring and defaming their lives and what they fought for is unconscionable.

The rekindling of old issues should never have been allowed to be part of an effort to further the agenda of the liberal democrats that have overtaken New Orleans with their way of doing things, and the citizens should have had a voice and vote in the decisions made. Now, monuments are being removed in the stealth of night to prevent backlash or any disruptions towards their liberal agenda.

The majority citizen view has been ignored in the name of a political movement that desires to further a progressive agenda under the guise of slavery as well as suppress the anger of its current citizenry. By ramping up and linking the South to slavery, politicians believe they can polarize regional voting on that issue and pave their way to political success.

People are catching on to the whole movement and will have to demand that history not be removed, whether good or bad, yet critical to understanding the mistakes and history of the past. Will the South rise again to stop the mishandling and dismantling of Civil War history and monuments? Will enough come forward and fight progressive lunacy in their cities and towns? So far the slavery hawkers are winning in their own minds. Hopefully true southerners will form a blockade and return history to its rightful position in New Orleans and other southern cities.

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