Friday, September 1, 2017

Why Are We Erasing Our History?


Leftwing Socialist groups bent on erasing our history very often lead city, state, and federal officials around by the nose. Two of these government entities include the city of San Antonio TX governing council and the North East Independent School District in SATX.

The SATX city council voted to remove a statue no one knew was dedicated to fallen Civil War soldiers. The statue of the Civil War soldier was located in Travis Park in the downtown area. Some tourists and residents thought it was a statue of the Alamo’s famous Col. William B. Travis! All of a sudden the statue became the concern of a city that today lacks basic infrastructure in some of its neighborhoods. The new mayor Ron Nirenberg and other Leftwing council members felt it more important to concentrate on a politically correct removal of a statue than to serve its citizens. How sad!




The school district board then voted to rename a high school because it was dedicated to Robert E. Lee. Once again, Leftwing members got their way without learning some important facts about General Robert E. Lee. May these few facts will light their brain cells.
  • Robert E. Lee’s father, Henry (“Light-Horse Harry”) Lee, was a cavalry leader during the Revolution and a hero of our fight for independence. Henry Lee was also the post-Revolution governor of Virginia and the author of the famous congressional memorial eulogy to his friend, George Washington.
  • Robert E. Lee graduated second in his class at the U.S. military academy West Point. He was called the “Marble Model” because of his drive and focus at the military academy.
  • Lee’s star was continually rising in the U.S. military. He was first an engineer and then a tactical commander under Winfield Scott in the Mexican-American War.
  • In 1852, Lee was named as superintendent of West Point.
  • Lee was briefly in the United States army at the Civil War’s start.
People may forget our history and what we’ve learned from it, but as George Santayana (1863-1952), who, in his Reason in Common Sense, The Life of Reason, Vol.1, wrote "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Sources:

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-E-Lee

https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/10-fascinating-facts-about-robert-e-lee-and-ulysses-s-grant