Lee and Jackson ride again in Charlottesville, for the fourth time in four days... and the 12th time since City Council covered the monuments with hideous black tarps after a Charlottesville judge ruled that they could not be moved.
Citizens are fed up with the childish behavior and hateful rhetoric of former Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy and his pals on City Council.
Today’s tarp removal commemorates one year since City Council voted to violate state law and attempt to remove the magnificent equestrian statues of Lee and Jackson. Their hateful action has led to numerous law suits, violence, falling revenues, and chaos in the city.
It is fitting that Lee and Jackson will mark the occasion free of their coverings, and that the citizens of Charlottesville can pay their respects one year after the vote that sent the city on a downhill spiral.
We will win this fight... because we love Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and the men who served under them, more than they hate them.