"But the statue does not commemorate slavery, or even the war aims of the Confederate states. It commemorates the soldiers who served and died in what is still America’s bloodiest war."
Progressive Beatitude: Blessed be the Hell Raisers, for they Shall Be Catered To.
The same Republican-majority commission voted 4-3 last month to keep the statue. But then the anti-statue crowd began to reason with them. Phone calls, demonstrations, lots of yelling, politicians pandering to their constituencies. Some of the forensic tactics included death threats to a least one commissioner. So, having the matter thus explained to them, four of the seven fell in line Wednesday, as just about anyone paying attention knew they would. The vote came after a three-and-a-half-hour public hearing with both sides well-represented, and all the cheering and jeering one would expect at such a séance. At the end, the anti-statue crowd carried the day. No surprise. Does anyone even remember when a noisy pressure group did not get what it wanted?
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