The debate "Was it right that Robert E Lee day was removed it is the same day as MLK day" was started by
January 19, 2016, 1:12 pm.
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Columbus day is right stupid
Robert E Lee was a better man then Columbus, but whose day do we celebrate? Not Lee's.
Both really. American education seems to teach america that America is a horrible country filled with horrible people. They don't understand the context of history anymore really.
yeah but who's fault is it that he doesn't get as much recognition as he deserves...the schools? or society?
I was also saying you already wrote that response.
I wrote that people celebrate it on the 19th. The big issue is really with some in my hometown that find you are either racist or bigotted for liking Robert E. Lee. I also feel that it is not right that states have taken his statue down. I find that he is a very brave man. I feel like he doesn't get the credit he deserves.
I wanted to see other opinions on a holiday change. Not to say I have any issue with Martin L. King jr. He was a great man too.
I'm saying since the holiday still exists whats the big fuss...???? sorry but i don't think you and i are saying the same thing sir
Everyone read your comment reece and I made one before you saying something like that.
His holiday still exists today.
In my opinion, Lee was an extraordinary man, he simply made the wrong decision. Lee hated slavery, and virtually every aspect of the south. He loved the idea of the union, and was praised in the north. He never owned any slaves, and loved his country. The only reason he joined the south, was because his home state, Virginia. He loved Virginia more than the U.S. So when hiths state joined the south, he did too. He said a quote along the lines of "I cannot raise my hand against my own beloved state." Lee was a fantastic general, and was recognized for his leadership, truly a brilliant mind. After the south lost the war, The confederates were refusing to give up, and to never join the union. But Lee encouraged them to surrender, and join the union. Back them, it was custom for the enemy general to give up his sword, but when he tried, he was so well respected in the north, that Grant let him keep it. Sure, Lee made a horrible mistake, but is knew of the most intresting men in history.
I see what you are saying reece. some states still want it completely canceled.
1) his holiday wasn't removed it was pushed back a day
2) his holiday is still celebrated it just doesn't get as much recognition as MLK Day
3) Robert E Lee Day is not a national holiday
People these days don't pay attention to history books. Very radical in thought. They think that it is offensive or unjust to have his statue.
why tear down his statue? he was a great general, was very loyal to his country, and did not like slavery too much.
Lee was not fighting against the union, or for slavery, he was fighting for his home, the south.
Some celebrate it on the 19th now. As that was his true birthday.
They changed it because "it wasn't right for a confederate general to be honored on the same day as a Civil rights activist"
They should have left it alone. Another state also tore down his statue. smh
why would they do that? Robert E Lee was one of the best. he did not agree with slavery, and only sided with the south because he was loyal to the south.