While the South has produced many sons (and daughters) that cling on to racism, false history, and right-wing ideology, I was never among them. New Orleans got in the news recently after the city tore down all the statues that were homages to Confederate soldiers. I was appalled by how many people who commented on news stories that were very upset by the news, and claimed it was "erasing history". For one, if you have to learn history from a statue, you might be an idiot. And number two, statues are meant to honor something or someone. While Robert E. Lee had admirable traits in his personal life, he still was a traitor to his country, and the rest of his men fought so rich men could keep slaves. Imagine if we had statues to the Nazis or Soviets? They're part of American history too.