New Orleans police were on hand this week to protect workers dismantling a statue honoring Confederate leader Jefferson Davis.
The removal of signs of America’s history across the South is prompted by political correctness that wishes to deny the history of slavery in America’s early days.
Some “progressive” groups have made it their mission to rid the South of all signs of history such as the Confederate flag, names on buildings and anything else that portrays that time in America’s past.
According to The Atlantic state employees in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia still takes a day off work each April to honor the Civil War dead on Confederate Memorial Day.
His cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations. Many Americans in Davis’s own time and in later generations considered him an incompetent leader, if not a traitor.
Still, Davis is celebrated in pockets of the South, with highways, high schools and other things named in his honor.
— The Washington Post
The Civil War happened just as slavery was a fact of life in early America. Rewriting history to meet today’s standards of political correctness does dishonor to all.