Off-topic. Time for a Civil War history lesson. So, a school in Mississippi is going to drop "Davis" from its name, in honor of Jefferson Davis, and replace it with Obama. I've said before that I was a Civil War buff before I became a JFK buff. And Jefferson Davis tried very hard to get the Confederacy to abolish slavery. But, the problem was that the Confederate Constitution made the President very weak. He couldn't order it by decree. He had to get the Confederate Congress to approve it, and they wouldn't. And, he took a lot of hell for trying. Then, after the war, Jefferson Davis was tortured. Read this by Clyde Wilson, a true historian, as opposed to a court historian:
But, they never did try Jefferson Davis. In fact, they granted him amnesty in 1869.
Why did you think they didn't try him? It's because of things that would have come out during his trial.
The United States was founded on a slave culture: Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, all bigtime slave owners; talking about freedom and liberty, while owning black people. And how was it justified? By racism (the belief that blacks are "inferior" to whites) and religion (the belief God wanted whites to own blacks, that it was part of his grand plan).
"To have dominion over the animals and the blacks, the Lord says. The Indians? Well, they don't take to slavery, so let them rot on the reservations, and if they refuse or make trouble, kill 'em."
Without a doubt, Abraham Lincoln was a racist. Read what esteemed black historian Walter Williams wrote about Lincoln:
THE TRUTH ABOUT ABRAHAM LINCOLN & SLAVERY
Now, to all you hypocrites out there, it's time to take down the Washington Monument, don't you think? Blow it to smithereens! Change the name of the U.S. capitol! Change the name of the state of Washington. Do all of that before you abolish another Confederate remembrance.