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Last Word on removing monuments, Aug. 26

Last Word on removing monuments, Aug. 26


There is much clamor to remove the Confederate monuments on Monument Avenue in Richmond. Those monuments were paid for through private subscription by ladies' memorial associations and donated to the city. Removing them may be construed as a breach of public trust. In any event, it is one of the great ironies of our history that so many Democrats wish to rid public places of famous Democrats. To this native Richmonder, it is like Germans wanting to bulldoze Dachau to plant petunias. The more one knows about Virginia history, the more striking the analogy.

The attack against the Confederate flag and monuments is nothing more than a demonstration of hatred against me...