Donna, you’re very welcome. The past couple of weeks have been a maelstrom of current events. And I found myself unable to write about any of it, but the question that ultimately became the headline for this essay prompted me to go for the facts. It’s easy to take a side on an issue based on feelings without taking a look at the facts, the truth.

A few comments after this one, Melissa Myer reminded me of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s speech on this very subject. Here’s the video of that speech. I doubt few would still want those want those monuments to stand after hearing that speech.

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