The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Keep the past in the past


July 30, 2020

Despite a global pandemic and a list of domestic issues too long to count, there’s been fervent debate recently about an issue that should have died 155 years ago.

Several southern American cities have been removing statues and monuments of Confederate leaders, and there’s also been a strong push to rename U.S. military bases named after Confederate generals. It’s head-scratching these vestiges of the past even exist in the first place. Why would you want to put traitors to our nation on a literal pedestal?

Nothing is ever as simple as it appears. Many folks down south bemoan their re...

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