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 Posted: Fri Oct 5th, 2007 03:31 pm
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I'm not saying we need to revere the CBF. I do, however, believe that when artifacts from a particular subject, in this case the American Civil War, are on display they should represent both sides.  Otherwise the display is only telling half the story. And regardless of what our current feelings are about what happened and why we fought, these things are a part of history.  That cannot be changed. To hide it from view because it "offends" is a disservice to everyone.  It's like saying, "Oh, I don't like that part of history so let's just tuck it away somewhere and forget about it." 

Anyway, as Ed implied at the end of his previous post, I am more disturbed about the penchant to just immediately cave in and remove stuff from view whenever someone is "offended".  Where will it end?   As John Adams said during the debate over the Declaration of Independence, "They won't be satisfied until they remove one of the "f"s from Jefferson's name."

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