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Should monuments to Confederate leaders be banned?

April 24 is celebrated as National Confederate Day in some states, but the city of New Orleans is actually in the midst of dismantling monuments to Confederate leaders. City residents say people who betrayed the Union to defend slavery should not be put on pedestals by city or state governments. Critics argue millions of Southerners' ancestors served and died in the Civil War, and that their history should be honored, not erased. What do you think?

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Those who support removing monuments to Confederate leaders say they are tired of being told to honor white supremacists who betrayed the U.S. government and started a war resulting in the bloodiest conflict in American history. If people want to honor the Confederacy, they can do so on their ownbut government buildings should have no part of it.

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.
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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."
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Other former Confederate states are moving quickly to pass legislation to deter the renaming of streets and parks, and defend the Confederate legacy.

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And many defenders of Confederate monuments say they just want to honor veterans, not celebrate slavery.

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