Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
Now that these people in San Antonio have changed the school’s name because they are racists and have racists ideas – what’s next to make themselves feel powerful? Following is the true story of Robert E Lee. They should have done some investigating before they became racists.
This is what happens when you allow all of these foreigners to come into our country and do not have American values. They do not have any back ground about American history and so they have no idea who Robert E Lee is or could care less. They not know what they do.
This is just more evidence these rabble-rousers know nothing of history but are totally motivated by hatred and ignorance and greed for the money being offered them to be protesters. They should all be arrested, jailed and forced to read American History!
This is quite interesting and not very long and I hope the people in San Antonio who changed the high school name from Robert E Lee will read the history of this man, but I doubt it- if they are foreigners:
Robert E lee was married to George Washington’s granddaughter. He worked with Grant during the Mexican-American war
(Wonder if the fact it was the Mexican-American war had anything to do with them changing Robert E Lee’s name in San Antonio – was it Mexicans who changed it?)
and became a decorated war hero defending this country He believed slavery was a great evil and his wife broke the law by teaching slaves to read and write. After the civil war he worked with Andrew Johnson’s program of reconstruction. He became very popular with the northern states and the Barracks at West Point were named in his honor in 1962. He was a great man who served this country his entire life in some form or other. His memorial is now being called a blight.
No American military veteran should be treated as such. People keep yelling, “You can’t change history.” Sadly you can. This is no better than book burnings. ISIS tried rewriting history by destroying historical artifacts. Is that really who we want to emulate?
As they tear down this “blight,” keep these few historical facts in your mind. No military veteran and highly decorated war hero should ever be treated as such. This is not Iraq and that is not a statue of Sadam.
IN ADDITION:: Lee was also very torn about the prospect of the South leaving the Union. His wife’s grandfather George Washington was a huge influence on him. He believed that ultimately, states rights trumped the federal government and chose to lead the Southern army. His estate, Arlington, near Washington DC was his home and while away fighting the war, the federal government demanded that Lee himself pay his taxes in person. He sent his wife but the money was not accepted from a woman. When he could not pay the taxes, the government began burying dead Union soldiers on his land. The government is still burying people there today. It is now called Arlington National Cemetery. DO THEY WANT TO TEAR THAT UP ALSO ?
Again, we have foreigners who come into our country and bring their baggage and hate with them. Are we going to continue to allow this – is the question? I would love to know how many of the people who were involved with the name change are born and bred Americans?