The Confederate-Monument Controversy Is a Democrat-vs-Democrat Question

Protesters rally against racial inequality and the death of George Floyd near the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., June 13, 2020. (Jay Paul/Reuters)
Fundamentally, so are the riots and arson and looting in Minneapolis and elsewhere.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE H ow should we think about those Confederate statues and those Confederate names on U.S. military bases?

If I were a Republican, I might be very strongly tempted to just sit this one out: If some Democrats want to pull down statues of other Democrats, then that’s a mess in the Democrats’ house. The Republicans might say, “You guys sort this one out. We’ll be over here with Honest Abe.” But, of course, they are not over there with Honest Abe — they’re down there with Dishonest Don, who cannot help but make everything about himself, even when doing so doesn’t serve

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