One Georgia-governor candidate is calling for the demolition of a large, granite carving of three Confederate leaders at a state park. Leading Democratic-candidate Stacey Abrams has sent out a number of tweets regarding the Confederate monument, demanding its removal—along with several other statues that commemorate the Confederacy. At this rate, it seems every Confederate monument in the South will soon be under attack.
However, as sources explain, it will be quite the task to tear down the carving of Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and Jefferson Davis at Stone Mountain Park. In order to remove the monument, there would need to be a change in Georgia law. As it stands, the state code dictates the Confederate carving will be “protected for all time as a tribute to the bravery and heroism of the citizens of this state who suffered and died in their cause.” Will Georgia lawmakers uphold this code, or will yet another monument be put on the chopping block?
Tearing down monument after monument will not change the past; it only creates more animosity between those who want to keep America’s history visible and those who want to erase it. It sets the stage for a future where US history is only what the Left wants it to be. We can all agree slavery was bad, but that doesn’t change the fact it happened.
What is the end goal for removing these Confederate monuments? What do liberals think will happen when they’re gone? They are not “winning” anything, and there is no “moral high-road” to be had in this unending argument. Surely, as time goes on, the list of “offensive” things needing dismantling will only continue to grow as time goes on. What will they want to erase next?