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Guest column: Resist intolerance, preserve nations history and heroes despite flaws
Monument supporters collect their flags before the removal of a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard in front of City Park in New Orleans on May 16. Workers in New Orleans took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard early Wednesday. - photo by Sophia Germer
Since the statue of Confederate President, U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis has now been removed in New Orleans by intolerant leftists, ostensibly because he owned slaves, how many other statues of American leaders who owned slaves (and some owned far more than Davis) will be torn down under cover of night, too? Indeed, especially since so few folks defended Davis’ statue, why won’t leftists now be all the more emboldened to try to obliterate all monuments to U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, James Polk, Zachary Taylor and Ulysses Grant? Similarly, why won’t the monuments to all other patriots who owned slaves be primed for removal?