Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The War of Ignorance against Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee, Confederate General in March 1864   

Lee, (By Dixie Townsend, Nine Years Old)

The Slander of a Gallant Soldier, Noble Patriot, and True Christian With Rejoinder by President Dwight D. Eisenhower


On June 11, General Jack Keane, U.S. Army (ret.) appeared on at least two evening Fox News shows.  Although he agreed with President Trump’s position not to rename Army bases named for Confederate generals, for some reason, he went out of his way to condemn Confederates, including Robert E. Lee as traitors. I saw it on Shannon Bream’s show. This was in the midst of wave after wave of wanton mob destruction of not only Confederate monuments but American monuments generally.  Having had a high opinion of Keane as a military analyst, I was shocked that he apparently knew so little about what the Southern cause really was—independence for a number of strong economic,  taxation, constitutional, and general fairness reasons—and that he would specifically slander Robert E. Lee as a traitor.

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