Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Arlington Cemetery - Remove All Civil War Dead Confederate Soldiers??? Love One Another?? Sure
> history lesson for the day.
> Robert E Lee was married to George Washington's
> granddaughter. He worked with Grant during the
> Mexican-American war and became a decorated war hero
> defending this country He believed slavery was a great evil
> and his wife broke the law by teaching slaves to
> read and write. After the civil war he worked with Andrew
> Johnson's program of reconstruction. He became very
> popular with the northern states and the Barracks at West
> Point were named in his honor in 1962. He was a great man
> who served this country his entire
> life in some form or other. His memorial is now being
> called a blight. No American military veteran should be
> treated as such. People keep yelling, "You can't
> change history." Sadly you can. This is no better than
> book burnings. ISIS tried rewriting history
> by destroying historical artifacts. Is that really who we
> want to emulate?
> As they tear down this "blight" keep these few
> historical facts in your mind. No military veteran and
> highly decorated war hero should ever be treated as such.
> This is not Iraq and that is not a statue of Sadam.
> IN ADDITION:: Lee was also very torn about the prospect of
> the South leaving the Union. His wifes grandfather George
> Washington was a huge influence on him. He believed that
> ultimately, states rights trumped the federal government and
> chose to lead the Southern
> army. His estate, Arlington, near Washington DC was his
> home and while away fighting the war, the federal government
> demanded that Lee himself pay his taxes in person. He sent
> his wife but the money was not accepted from a woman. When
> he could not pay the
> taxes, the government began burying dead Union soldiers on
> his land. The government is still burying people there
> today. It is now called Arlington National Cemetery. DO THEY
> WANT TO TEAR THAT UP ALSO ?