Confederates were officially made American veterans by an Act of Congress in 1958 and even their headstones can be issued by the VA, and yet we have liberals destroying their statues and letter-writers describe them as Nazis and traitors.
The sacred memory of the descendants of those honorable and courageous men who defended their states against the invaders from the north ought to be respected, even by Yankees.
There was no Civil War but rather, a war against southern liberty. The Confederates no more wanted to control and operate the central government any more than George Washington (a legitimate traitor) wanted to gain control of England and be its leader.
Washington wanted to secede from control by the British Crown and the brave men who desired the same type of secession from the central government had every right to do so, as Abraham Lincoln said during a debate in the Congress in 1847:
“Any people, anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right, a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.”
Yankee hatred for the south is based on the fear that it remains a spiritual and intellectual redoubt of liberty.
Larry Spencer, Wellington