A local TV station reports that the local NAACP has called for the destruction of the Stone Mountain sculpture of Confederate leaders:
The organization issued a statement calling for the removal of all symbols of the Confederacy from the park.
“My tax dollars should not be used to commemorate slavery,” [someone affiliated with the NAACP named Richard] Rose said.
Rose said his group wants Confederate symbols removed from all state-owned buildings, parks and lands.
Rose told Petersen he would start with Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
“Those guys need to go. They can be sand-blasted off, or somebody could carefully remove a slab of that and auction it off to the highest bidder,” Rose said.
You know, there are precedents for this sort of thing, but I’m not sure it’s always good company to keep.