There has been a peculiar trend among the liberal elite of America lately, in which our nation’s history can, and in some cases should, be revised.
It is all just a piece of the progressive puzzle in which the radical left hopes to neuter the First Amendment with stipulations regarding how offended you can be while bearing witness to someone else’s freedom of speech.
The latest target of these particularly putrid ideals has been the American Civil War of the 1860’s, due to the misunderstood impetuses of the bloody and tragic event, and a purposeful miseducation conducted by northern liberals beginning shortly after the last rifle had been fired.
Now, as the liberal left looks to sink their teeth into America The Beautiful in retaliation for the democrats’ disastrous plan to run Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, a number of radicalized leftists have called for the wholesale removal of any and all traces of the Confederate States of America; a damning and abhorrent act that has already been committed in a number of cities throughout the nation.
Austin, Texas could be the next target of these historical revisionists.
“The Speaker of the Texas House is calling for the removal of a Confederate plaque in the Captiol in Austin.
“Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, said in a Tuesday Facebook post that he sent a letter to the State Preservation Board to take down the Children of the Confederacy Creed plaque that hangs on the first floor.
“‘Confederate monuments and plaques are understandably important to many Texans. But it is important that the historical information displayed on the Capitol grounds is accurate and appropriate,’ Straus said in the post. ‘The Children of the Confederacy Creed plaque does not meet this standard. The plaque says that the Civil War was not an act of rebellion and was not primarily about slavery. That is not accurate, and Texans are not well-served by incorrect information about our history.'”
Straus’ comments will likely not sit well with a number of historians who have been urging caution among those decrying the Confederacy for the falsehoods associated with American slavery.
A thorough reeducation of the American people, particularly those educated outside of the south, is in order when it comes to the Civil War. There are far too many bizarre and cockamamy theories being allowed to fester, and, in turn, topple states of men like Robert E. Lee.
Lee, for the record, was opposed to slavery and originally offered a position within the Union Army before siding with his home state of Virginia.