JUDGING THE SINNERS OF THE PAST

Citizen Tom

Sculptures of (left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln represent the first 130 years of the history of the United States.

Why does the effort to tear down our country’s monuments bother me? When those people gave so much of themselves to what they believed true, what business do we have harshly judging them? These are people we never knew, people with a similar, but different set of ideals.

 Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. — Mary T. Lathrap (from here (grammarist.com))

Can you imagine walking a mile in George Washington’s shoes? Why would anyone who has seriously studied Washington’s life seriously want to remove his image from Mount Rushmore? Washington was too imperfect?

Let’s assume we do know more than the men and women past generations honored with monuments, that we live more noble lives than these heroes of…

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2 Responses to JUDGING THE SINNERS OF THE PAST

  1. Citizen Tom says:

    Thank you for the reblog.

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