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Trump calls Confederate leader Robert E. Lee a 'great general'. Do you agree?

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Discussion started by Tok Staff:
Trump again defends his response to Charlottesville and during that said Lee was a 'great general'. Is that just a realistic assessment or do you disagree?
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By Vincent D'Emidio As Generals go, Robert E. Lee may have been a "great" one, I can't say. But he will always be remembered as a leader in the TRAITOROUS Confederate States, during the American Civil War. His legacy is tainted, and history has made its judgement.
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By Mark Tracey He is only considered traitorous because his side lost the war. Don’t mistake this as and endorsement of slavery or the pre-civil war south.
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By Andrew Herzman No...if he won he still would have been traitorous. He fought a war against the United Stares...that's traitorous.
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By Mark Tracey History tends to be rewritten by the victors.
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By Vincent D'Emidio I am forced to agree with Mr. Herzman...declaring war on the US is treason. Frankly, President Lincoln made a serious error...if it was up to me, I would've LET THEM SECEDE!!!

Good riddance to bad rubbish!
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by anon-ebda I share your thought on this comment of yours !!
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By Vincent D'Emidio Yeah...do you know how much FREEDOM we would enjoy if the IGNORANT "Saouth" (misspelled on purpose!) had seceded, and taken all their racists, bigots and bible-bangers with them on their way out? I guarantee that reefer would've been legalized in 1969.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris You must judge by the time in this case. Lee was against slavery, but back then people considered their state like the French consider the state of France. So Lee turned down the offer to lead the North and accepted the offer from the South. If VA had sided with the North, Lee would have led the North.