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Robert E. Lee: Remembering An American Legend

There are 263 comments on the Free Republic story from Jan 15, 2011, titled Robert E. Lee: Remembering An American Legend. In it, Free Republic reports that:

Young people will get a school holiday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King whose birthday is January 15th.

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#1 Jan 17, 2011
hahahahah, thats too funny, didnt grant kick hisass?
but then again if the south won we wouldnt have the taxes and problems we have now

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#2 Jan 17, 2011
Robert E. Lee = Noble Man. RIP Sir

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Arrington mom

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#3 Jan 17, 2011
You have to remember why he fought against the Federal Gov from taking away states rights. Now our states have no rights. The Gov was supposed to protect the rights of the states. How did that work for us?
AxMeAnything

Raymond, OH

#4 Jan 17, 2011
We need to keep in mind the Constitution is a document which, generally, lists the things the Federal government MAY NOT DO.

Republicans and Democrats alike have been eroding this list of prohibitions since FDR.

“I'm BACK, Baby!”

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#5 Jan 17, 2011
10th Amendment. Google it.

“I'm BACK, Baby!”

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#6 Jan 17, 2011
AxMeAnything wrote:
We need to keep in mind the Constitution is a document which, generally, lists the things the Federal government MAY NOT DO.
Republicans and Democrats alike have been eroding this list of prohibitions since FDR.
Were you banned?
AxMeAnything

Raymond, OH

#7 Jan 17, 2011
Chewie T wrote:
Were you banned?
Yup.

Strangely, I'm still here.

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#9 Jan 17, 2011
Father Flannagen wrote:
<quoted text>May he burn in hell!
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/union-generals/s...

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#10 Jan 17, 2011
well lee made it as far north as the perimeters of philadelphia and was threatening the city. which is pretty incredible.
of course as a defender of the antebellum slave practicing south, he's no hero to me, but he was a great general for sure.

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#11 Jan 17, 2011
We have Robert E. Lee Boulevard in Shanghai.
Very honorable man. Many MLK bathroom on it for visitor.
Big Country

Walnut Grove, CA

#12 Jan 17, 2011
Father Flannagen wrote:
<quoted text>May he burn in hell!
you are an ignorant bastard! that war was not even all about slaves. most people who fought for the south didnt even own any. general lee was a very respectful person. even being the only person at one southern church to pray next to one of the freed slaves after the war. you do know the north wanted him right? the man was from virginia of coarse he was going to fight for his home! you are in serious need of a history lesson! your are the same type of person that thinks the rebel flag is meant to be a racist symbol.... go back to school... get an education!
Southernnorthern

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#13 Jan 17, 2011
OK we have honored RE Lee with his day (Jackson-Lee holiday). One can agree with the honor and dignity of the man, and even the confederacy, but not agree with what they stood for, like slavery, and feudal class system of the Old South. Today is Dr Kings holiday. WHERE are the comments about that?
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#14 Jan 18, 2011
Southernnorthern wrote:
OK we have honored RE Lee with his day (Jackson-Lee holiday). One can agree with the honor and dignity of the man, and even the confederacy, but not agree with what they stood for, like slavery, and feudal class system of the Old South. Today is Dr Kings holiday. WHERE are the comments about that?
move back up north
Alberto

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Jan 18, 2011
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
well lee made it as far north as the perimeters of philadelphia and was threatening the city. which is pretty incredible.
of course as a defender of the antebellum slave practicing south, he's no hero to me, but he was a great general for sure.
He was only about twenty miles away. Not exactly a major journey.
Alberto

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Jan 18, 2011
true wrote:
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move back up north
Go back to Germany, brownshirt little boy.
Barros Serrano

Silver City, NM

#17 Jan 18, 2011
sONE wrote:
Robert E. Lee = Noble Man. RIP Sir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =XAXFtIT1L6gXX&feature=fvw
Nothing noble about fighting a treasonous war to defend an evil and "peculiar" institution.

In fact it was reprehensible. Lee was a brilliant general, without whom the Civil War would have been over in less than a year. Thanks to him how many tens of thousands more had to suffer and die?

And you celebrate that? You're sick.
Barros Serrano

Silver City, NM

#18 Jan 18, 2011
true wrote:
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move back up north
Oh no, you southern reprobates LOST your bloody little war, and so we Yankees will go where we please. Don't like it? Then go investigate which flag is flying over the Post Office in your town, Johnny.

Loser!
Barros Serrano

Silver City, NM

#19 Jan 18, 2011
Big Country wrote:
<quoted text> you are an ignorant bastard! that war was not even all about slaves. most people who fought for the south didnt even own any. general lee was a very respectful person. even being the only person at one southern church to pray next to one of the freed slaves after the war. you do know the north wanted him right? the man was from virginia of coarse he was going to fight for his home! you are in serious need of a history lesson! your are the same type of person that thinks the rebel flag is meant to be a racist symbol.... go back to school... get an education!
He fought to preserve slavery. Let's hear it for WEST VIRGINIA, which had the sense to secede from bloody treasonous Virginia as that state pursued its nefarious course.

That rebel rag has no more dignity than a Nazi swastika.
TheAnswer

Garland, TX

#20 Jan 18, 2011
Victory and Defeat in almost all wars is based on strategy and nothing more, Had Lee used a different strategy...he would have won. Had Hitler not invaded Russia in the dead of Winter, he would have won WW2.
Ironically, a computer model timeline showed if Hitler had won...we would have global peace today, 250 million more people would be alive as well and not have died. Nazi Germany would have calmed down and become more modern, but they would have offset the Jewish Bank Mohghuls and The USA's invasion policies thus creating a globally unified world. Who is to say that The South winning would have been worse of?
Jason P

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Jan 18, 2011
Like most historical figures, Lee's legacy is controversial and unclear to say the least. He was a great general and commander, there's no question about that. He supported secession and war against the federal government (treason). He believed that he was defending his home (he was actually really distraught over having to make this decision). The Confederacy seceded in order to protect "interstate commerce," which included slavery, and other "state's rights". Slavery was the foundation of the economy in the south. The Civil War was not a war of Northern aggression, the South fired the first shots at Ft. Sumter.

The rebel flag was adopted by the KKK and other white supremacist groups as one of their symbols during Reconstruction, alongside the Nazi swastika, so it was indeed used as a racist symbol.

The only reason no one was charged with treason was the issue of who to prosecute and how to do so on such a large level. Lincoln and the preceding Presidents were more worried about reunifying the Union than pressing charges of treason.

The only way the Nazi regime would have led to world peace would have been through the extermination of most of the non-Anglo peoples of the world.

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