Commentary - GOP, the Party of Abraham Lincoln or Robert E. Lee?

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 27, 2017 / comments

[Chandra Serfoss]

The Republican Party, if it's going to continue forward, needs to decide if it's the party of Lincoln or the party of the Confederate States of America. 

The two disparate histories written at the close of the war between the states cannot be reconciled.

I see Republicans (and conservatives) making several arguments as to why no Confederate statues should be moved from government properties, but the two I find most interesting can often be found in the same Facebook thread: that those statues are honoring "our" heritage, AND it's Democrats wishing to erase their "evil" history. 

It can't be both. Think about it.

Chandra Serfoss.

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Directly behind the statue of Abraham Lincoln inside the memorial chamber an inscription reads:

IN THIS TEMPLE
AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE
FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION
THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
IS ENSHRINED FOREVER