These statues are still a representation of Americans that died in battle regardless of them being confederates instead of Union. It’s a reminder of the brutal past we once had in this country and a warning about what can ultimately repeat itself if a certain political party keeps advocating against the nation and its president again. Those who refuse to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. The statues are a reminder of that history. Too bad the Democrat/left wants to remove them all instead of see the toll it took on this country the last time Democrats refused to abide by the laws set by a Republican President. For the record, NO, I don’t think it’s coincidence that the Democrats started the first civil war and are trying to start a second. I’m certain that is just the way that party has always been and they were successful in fooling the sheeple into thinking they were reformed. Leave the statues and heed the warnings people.