Recently at a government meeting a local citizen asked that the statue of the Confederate soldier be removed from in front of the courthouse. The soldier has been named Hugo by the locals.
Now, Hugo has stood around for a long, long time not bothering no one. But now he has found himself in the middle of a controversy. The sad part about this is there is no winners in this issue, we will all be losers.
It doesn’t matter if you are for removing statues that remind us of slavery or the Civil War or if you are against the idea. Either way, it will drive another wedge into our society.
Slavery was and still is a terrible thing. But, removing history just because you don’t like it is also a terrible thing. Is one worse than the other? I am not sure, because if you forget your past, you may repeat it in the future.
God created us all in His image. His plan was for us to live a peaceful existence on earth and fellowship with each other and with Him. Then entered Satan into the picture and the trouble hasn’t stopped since that apple moment in the garden.
It’s not about what Hugo represents and it is not about slavery, the Civil War or any other man-made thing. It is simply about America’s heart. The heart of America is changing and we are becoming more divisive.
Life will go on for Asheboro, North Carolina and the United States. Whatever happens in our future will greatly influence our country and our descendants.
America has a rich and wonderful history. Just like you and me and other countries, we all have some good and some bad in our past. We can only hope our good will be more than our bad characteristics in our history.
I can remember hearing many years ago while I was in school. America will not be defeated from wars with other countries. America will be defeated from within. It is a sad thing, but I can see this happening now as we progress further down this road.
All of this started many, many years ago, but in my opinion, it really came to light during the Obama Administration and it is continuing through the Trump Administration. The opposing groups have become more and more aggressive toward each other.
The police and other government officials don’t know how to handle it because of all of the different rulings from our courts. It has become a certifiable mess.
The only way for this to change is for America to make it happen. We have to find a way to get along with each other without erasing our past and move into the future as a optimistic country. It will not be an easy task, but I know we can do it.
What happens if we don’t make this change in America? I am afraid we will not see a 300 year birthday party. The greatest nation on earth will become history.
Should the statue stay or be removed? According to the state law, it will not be removed because it has a historical value to Asheboro and Randolph County.