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  • Confronting the Truth Behind the Monument Debates

    Posted on August 21, 2017 Michael Medved

    The raging debate over statues honoring Southern leaders in the Civil War turns on the true nature of the Confederate cause. Ten days after adoption of the Confederate Constitution, the future Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander H. Stephens, proclaimed: Our new government is founded upon exactly this idea: its foundations are laid, its cornerstone […]

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  • The Real Reason the South Left the Union

    Posted on August 21, 2017 Michael Medved

    Tragic recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia raise new questions about an old debate. Why did Southern states leave the Union in the first place, resulting in a war that killed more than 700,000 Americans? Mississippi, the 2nd of 11 states that ultimately seceded from the federal government, gave a clear explanation in its 1861 declaration […]

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  • Drawing the Line on the Confederate Monuments

    Posted on August 21, 2017 Michael Medved

    Current arguments over Confederate monuments often involve the question of drawing a line. The majority of the first nine American presidents owned slaves, so should we destroy memorials to all of them? The obvious answer is no—unless such monuments specifically honored these men for their support of an evil institution, and none of them do. […]

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  • The Over-hyped “Dangerous Divisions”

    Posted on August 21, 2017 Michael Medved

    Following the horrible events in Charlottesville, Virginia, the public seems deeply alarmed at the dangerous divisions in the country. But what are the substantive issues that actually divide the country? When it comes to hate festivals staged by neo-Nazis and the KKK, there’s virtually no disagreement: nearly every American, left or right, and certainly including […]

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