Friday, January 20, 2012
A belated birthday nod to Robert E. Lee
Yesterday was his birthday, a date still observed as a holiday in some places. No, I don't support secession or the Confederacy. And no I am not one of those revisionists who in the face of a mountain of evidence to the contrary insist that slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War. But I do recognize that he was a great and honorable man who did his duty, according to the lights that God gave him to discern right from wrong.
That at least commands respect.