It’s never made any sense to me how parts of this country still “honor” this flag and those who fought for it. It’s not a “symbol for Southern pride” – it’s a symbol for hate, barbaric cruelty, racism, murder, oppression, abuse and shame.In my eyes, honoring the Confederacy is like honoring Nazi Germany.
But so many Southerners have relatives and ancestors who died in the Civil War, and believe their forebears were not fighting for slavery, but in defense of their homeland. Taking down monuments to their sacrifices is deeply offensive to them.
"America, north and south, has a tradition of honoring its soldiers whether one believes in the war or not.... My hope is we Americans will forever honor ALL the warriors who were willing to suffer and die to serve their country."
@TwitterMoments It's about time to remove Confederate monuments. You lost the Civil War. Get over it!