Letter: Scott Wallace, Leesburg

Loudoun County Chairwoman Randall is to be lauded for continuing the struggle to remove the statue of a rebel soldier from the center of Leesburg. That statue isn’t a war memorial. It is a monument to traitors of the United States of America who fought to secede from the Union and preserve slavery and the racism on which it was based.

Germany has done an imperfect, deficient job in addressing its Nazi past, but at least it has made any tributes or memorials to the Third Reich a crime to be prosecuted in court. The Civil War ended 155 years ago with the Confederacy’s unconditional surrender. It boggles the mind that monuments to the so-called Lost Cause continue to defile our public places.

Scott Wallace, Leesburg

5 thoughts on “Letter: Scott Wallace, Leesburg

  • 2020-06-11 at 4:25 pm

    Free range museum pieces not hurting anyone nor are they to be disturbed.

  • 2020-06-11 at 5:03 pm

    They are American Veteran Monuments. Congress declared all soldiers of the Civil War American veterans.
    It’s heritage not hate. The civil war began over northern aggression not slavery. Slavery was the right that made might and allowed the northern aggressors to get assistance from Russia.There are 2 dead Yankees for every dead Confederate. When Lincoln declared his proclamation emancipation it only freed the slaves of his enemies not his allies. These are facts that are no longer being taught in public schools (Indoctrination camps) which has led to the dumbing down and ignorance of American citizens.

  • 2020-06-13 at 1:09 pm

    We have these monuments because some of their descendants are still around. And most of these men weren’t “Woke” like this ignorant writer. Back then, people were more loyal to their state than the country. This why they took up the fight to protect their town. You have read primary sources of history to understand people’s intentions at the time. Why doesn’t any know their history?!?

  • 2020-06-14 at 7:31 am

    Instead of virtue signaling how about just put another statue (Union soldier) next to it for historic consistency and get on with actually doing the job of BOS – TRAFFIC – TAXES – SCHOOL PLANNING and better local policies on development and even improve policing (prevent shootings like COSTCO and the Purcellville shooting of a boy whose only “crime” was threatening suicide) ? Enough with the political BS. A.L.M. should be the dogma which by definition excludes ALL discrimination, all bias and all police abuse.

  • 2020-06-16 at 7:14 pm

    Removing the past allows no foundation for the future. Making it go away, only makes the issue and mindset have no value…not sure why the liberal mindset does not get this?!!?! We should be teaching the history to our children, taking them to these locations, learning about our past…otherwise, it will all fade, and you will be left with folks that will have no care about the past.

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