Thursday, January 19, 2006

From Fr James Tucker
Robert E. Lee
On his birthday. Some may find it strange that I can post admiring entries on both him and Martin Luther King (Huw Raphael understands) but:

• Lee wasn’t a racist — he was paternalistic by C21 standards but not personally hostile to blacks.
• The South had a right to secede because of states’ rights
• Lee chose the people of Virginia over the federal government — he was a hero

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