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My little pony
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Location: New York, NY USA
Subject: Here would be mine. - [Edit Post] 1 0
My dearest neighbor,
I welcome you to the community, which has been open and inviting to many different people including my family. As I have seen that you are interested in Civil War history and the Confederacy in particular, I remind you of the words of the defeated General of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, on whether a monument to the confederacy should be erected at Gettysburg.
"I think it wiser," said Lee, "...not to keep open the sores of war but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, to commit to oblivion the feelings engendered."
As your neighbor and fellow Virginian, let us do what General Lee asked, consign the markings of the Confederacy to history, and ensure our community only raises one flag in front of our homes, that of the indivisible United States of America, committed to liberty and justice for all.
"As long as our Government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of person and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending; and so long as it is worth defending a patriotic militia will cover it with an impenetrable aegis. Partial injuries and occasional mortifications we may be subjected to, but a million of armed freemen, possessed of the means of war, can never be conquered by a foreign foe." - President Andrew Jackson