There's a place for Confederate statues, but not at the U.S. Capitol | Editorial

Statues of two men with familiar names represent New Jersey in the U.S. Capitol: Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a member of the state Supreme Court; and Philip Kearny, who had a distinguished military career that included serving as a brigadier general with the Army of the Potomac.

They stand within shouting distance of carved representatives of the other 49 states, among them Gen. Robert E. Lee of Virginia and Confederacy President Jefferson Davis of Mississippi.

The presence of such two leaders in the fight to preserve slavery is an affront to the ideals Americans hold sacred, …read more

Source: NJ.com Hunterdon

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