Heads in sand

Dear Editor,

I have watched the attempts of those with a liberal mindset to destroy monuments of Civil War commanders, rename streets bearing the names of confederate participants, removing flags honoring those who died for their beliefs and I wonder how far this insanity will go in their attempt to sanitize history. If we do not learn from history we are doomed to its repeat. I never owned a slave, my parents never owned a slave, to my knowledge none of my family tree ever owned a slave, I do not believe in servitude of any kind yet I fully support the right of those who participated in the confederacy to honor their ancestors and their contributions to the formation of our nation. Slavery and its supporters were an integral part of the fabric of this country and attempts to sanitize events that some find objectionable does not change those events. Some estimates say that over 650,000 people were killed and over 500,000 wounded in this conflict, over 1,100,000 casualties, others say much higher, making this the most deadly conflict in our history, some saying more than all of our other wars combined and political correct people want to sweep it under the rug. We should live and teach our history as it occurred and learn from the mistakes and successes. If someone finds some of our history objectionable please voice your opinion, but don’t stick your head in the sand and pretend it didn’t happen and deprive future generations of the ability to fully understand and appreciate all, good and bad, that went into the formation of this great nation.


Lee J. Borger Jr.,