Monday, May 1, 2017

Lee doesn't deserve city's poor treatment

Via Billy

The good people of Charlottesville and Albemarle County are proud to have a statue of Robert E. Lee in the city: a splendid work of art and a tribute to a very honorable man, described by Winston Churchill as "the most noble American ever."

Prominently positioned in our city, it begs curiosity, thought, and (hopefully) intelligent communication about our history — who we are and how we all got here in the first place.

Some people are uncomfortable with history, and it can be interpreted to serve different agendas; but a bronze statue is designed to withstand the test of time, and if it can inspire anyone to learn about our history, we hope and trust the worst mistakes are not repeated.