This is regarding the protest by the NAACP to remove the Confederate monument in Augusta.
Dr. Beulah Nash-Teachey, the president of the Augusta Chapter, said the Confederates committed treason. I never really thought of the NAACP as being a hate group or racist, but she and others have used that word to incite trouble. I thought we all were supposed to be uniting people, not dividing us.
Slavery has been around since God created man. Did you know that only 25 percent of the entire South owned slaves? That would be the planters, the men who owned the huge plantations. Have you ever taken the time to read the documents of the slaves and how they felt?
Don’t get me wrong – I hate slavery with a passion. It actually still exists, and right here in the USA. Does anyone care about them? I can’t do anything to change the past, but I can about the future.
What really gets me is, that Confederate statue has been on Broad Street for 140 years, and not one word or complaint ever uttered. Once the shooting happened in the Charleston church that killed nine innocent people, and then when the protest in Charlottesville ended up with the death of a woman and two state troopers, that is when the mayhem and everyone acting like heathens started tearing down statues and name-calling.
I am afraid that because people refuse to let God in their hearts, history is going to repeat itself. I personally don’t want to see that happen. I want to see all these peaceful rallies that claim they want to unite to stop because they don’t want peace or unity. It seems to me that they want to keep with the putting down the South and keep instigating hatred until they incite violence. From the looks of things, that could happen.
Just some information to add about Confederate Gen. James Longstreet. He came to live with his uncle Augustus Longstreet to attend school. He went to school at Academy of Richmond County Oct. 7, 1830, and afterward he went on to West Point. Should we start tearing down schools Southerners attended?
Really, we have more problems in this evil world we live in than a statue that does not come alive at night to bother anyone.
Kim J. McGahee