“Their success on the battlefield leaves no doubt about the brilliance of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, but too often what they fought for is ignored,” Hosea L. Martin writes at chicagotribune.com. “the subjugation of black men and women in the South and the violent overthrow of the U.S. government. This makes Lee and Jackson and the armies they led terrorists, and not heroes embarked on a ‘noble crusade.’ African-Americans are outraged that their statues have become altars where tyranny and murder are worshiped. In Germany, there are no statues of Erwin Rommel and Erich von Manstein, who also were brilliant military leaders, but they fought for Hitler.”
So . . . take down monuments to Confederate combatants?