Monuments should come down

There are roughly 700 Confederate statues and monuments still standing in this country.
A couple dozen have been removed or defaced recently during Black Lives Matter protests in a few of the communities where they stand. About 50 more have been removed voluntarily by city governments over the past three years.
Some claim that this is an effort to “destroy” our history. But what history are we learning from the glorification of those who led this country down our darkest path?
Surely our...

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