And you do acknowledge — just as the majority of historians both domestic and foreign have — that Andrew Johnson was one of the worst (and most unpopular) U.S. Presidents of all time, right?
I do. That qualification is, however, irrelevant to the discussion.
The acts of the Confederacy were treasonous. Purely treason.
I understand that is your opinion. It’s not fact, however. Legally speaking.
So, I suppose you are arguing that it was treasonous in principle, regardless of the messy situation posed by issue of the legality of secession or not. That’s a legal argument that was only settled in 1869, ex post facto. At any rate, it’s an argument that’s gone on for 150 years now, and isn’t going to be settled on Medium.
And the memory of their military leaders should not be honored in bronze statues on modern statehouse lawns.
Well, personally, I am in the “move them to the battlefields” camp, because although I agree with Svetlana Voreskova that moving them is a form of censorship……I also concur that for some African-Americans, their presence is divisive, and thus unhelpful for national unity.
Just so we’re clear.