Dear Editor,

In response to the article in your paper for April 12-14 titled "A Monumental Quandry," I would like to share another view in the spirit of fostering true tolerance, diversity, and inclusion, not just the PC version. In addition to being beloved in the South, General Lee was highly respected even by his foes in the North during and after the Civil War. This is because he was a man of great faith, courage, honor, and skill. Lee's death in 1870 prompted national mourning. Reportedly, a New York City newspaper, with every reason to damn Lee forever, stated at his passing:

"In him the military genius of America was developed in a greater extent than ever before. In him all that was pure and lofty in mind and purpose found lodgment. He came nearer the ideal of a soldier and Christian general than any man we can think of."

Professor James I. Robertson stated it best when he said, "Lee was forced to make imperfect choices in an imperfect world." Keep General Lee's statue standing in Richmond and everywhere else throughout the South. The liberal-left agenda to keep judging selected figures from the past by today's PC standards is disingenuous. Anyone who doesn't like these statues shouldn't look at them.

Chester Bulas


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