A very pertinent article, in view of what has transpired in Charlottesville today! This gets to one of the core differences between Right and Left: The left would rather spend more to help to improve the lives of those who are discarded by our system and our society. The right much prefers spending the money to just lock them up and forget about them, especially if there are profits to be made!
The statue in the park is but a symbol. This is not about the statue. It’s about the kind of society we want to be. In the words of Howard Zinn: “You can’t be neutral on a moving train.”