White House Chief of Staff John Kelly expressed his feelings regarding civil war general Robert E Lee on Monday.
“Robert E. Lee was an honorable man. He was a man who gave up his country to fight for his state,” the former general said.
Kelly’s words come as liberals continue their fight against statues of Lee. Society has chugged along for hundreds of years and somehow managed to survive alongside the “offensive” memorabilia.
It’s 2017, however, and everyone’s “woke.” Lee supported slavery, slavery is bad, therefore everything even remotely associated with Lee is bad. It’s weak logic, but it passes for solid reasoning among the left.
“The lack of the ability to comprise led to the civil war… Men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand,” Kelly continued.
Kelly’s a real patriot. As the outside pressures bearing down on President Trump increase, Kelly’s role will become even more important. Monday was a critical day for the administration, as special prosecutor Robert Mueller filed the first indictments in the Russia scandal.
Instead of giving in and speaking only about the indictments, Kelly retained his class and spoke about an issue that he’s both informed of and passionate about. If the left isn’t stopped, there won’t be any statues of Lee left to protect soon.
Men and women can’t be judged by the future’s morals. Understanding this, most Americans can respect the Lee the man and general, although they can’t admire what he stood for.
(Source: New York Post)