Confederate generals took up arms against the U.S.; their statues should…

first_imgTo the Editor:There is great controversy over the removal of statues of Confederate generals. Some argue that they should be removed because the war was principally fought for the continuation of slavery. Others argue that the war is part of the history of the United States and that the statues pay respect to the soldiers who fought for their cause. Perhaps the most important reason to remove these statues is being overlooked.These generals, and the soldiers who fought under them, took up arms against the United States of America. Their goal was the overthrow and destruction of the U.S.A. Because of these goals, they do not deserve to be honored any more than the Japanese and German generals of World War II. HUGH ROARTYlast_img