Don’t honor rebellion leaders with statues

DEAR EDITOR:

The justification for removing Confederate statues has some simple reasoning behind it.

George Washington was in rebellion against England and became the first U.S. President. There are no statues of Washington in England.

Jefferson Davis was in rebellion against the U.S. and became the Confederacy’s first president. There should be no statues of him in the U.S.

Admiral Yamamoto planned the attack on the U.S. at Pearl Harbor. There are no statues of him in the U.S.

Robert E. Lee planned the attack on the U.S. at Gettysburg. There should be no statues of him in the U.S.

Erwin Rommel was a popular and successful general for Nazi Germany. His side lost. There are no statues of him in Germany.

Stonewall Jackson was a popular and successful general for the Confederacy. His side lost. There should be no statues of him in the U.S.

There should be no statues in the U.S. of anyone who was in rebellion against the U.S.

TOM KOZLEVCAR

Cortland

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