I just finished reading the editorial regarding the proposed Confederate statue. Your editorial indicates that you do not have a thorough understanding of the causes of the war. This is understandable because the victor of the war writes the history. Perhaps all that you have ever previously read and studied in school or college is the politically correct Northern propaganda justifying conquest of the South and claiming that slavery was the cause of the war.

Author Charles Dickens, the author of A Christmas Carol, stated in 1862 "The Northern onslaught upon slavery is no more than a specious humbug designed to conceal its desire for economic control of the Southern states."

Slavery was already a dying institution before the war. Your opinions that a Southern victory would have made America dependent upon Europe or Asia are pure speculation and conjecture — not fact. I could make a serious case that Southern victory would have made America a more moral and stronger nation. Due to Northern aggression, America had sown the seeds of ruin — the same seeds that sprouted to destroy the Roman Empire 1600 years ago. Excessive immigration, multiculturalism and destruction of family values stand ready to destroy America. In the end, future historians will recognize that the South was right. Northern victory and the resulting deconstruction of Christianity and establishment of Socialism have set America up for ultimate destruction.

Decatur needs a Confederate statue but does not need a statue honoring the Northern spoilers.

James W. King

Albany, Ga.