“Texas House Speaker Joe Straus asked the State Preservation Board to take down a plaque at the Capitol that asserts that slavery was not the underlying cause of the Civil War.”
It’s a sop to the liberals who recently won the removal of Confederate statues from the UT campus. And Robert E. Lee from Lee Park in Dallas which promptly renamed the park something or other.
Now they want all the Confederate memorials on the Capitol lawn removed. I’d be for getting rid of Jefferson Davis from the soldier’s memorial but keeping the soldiers.
In fact, keeping all the soldier’s monuments. They fought, after all, for comrades and family. But there’s no denying slavery was mixed in there somewhere. And the statue-removal crew won’t settle for half-measures. They’ll keep arguing.
Via Texas Tribune