It’s a part of Southern history
Southern history includes the horrific consequences of the Civil War. But painful pasts should be embraced since no one can run away from them.
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Confederate monuments are a part of Southern history. The nation doesn’t have to value the importance of the Confederate monuments, but to the ancestors of people who live in the southern ex-Confederate states, that’s a part of their history that they can’t ignore. Monuments are used to be reminders of a notable event. Instead of being ashamed of it, history should be embraced.
There are different ways to express Southern pride. While it’s a part of Southern history, it was horrible for everyone. Over 620,000 people died. There are better monuments to be revered.
[P1] Confederate monuments are part of Southern history. [P2] People should embrace their history.
Rejecting the premises
[Rejecting P2] The Civil War was horrible, and no one should be proud of it.