From Daniel Horowitz writing at the Conservative Review:
In a unanimous vote conducted last Tuesday, perhaps inspired by some of the recent acts of ISIS against historical landmarks, the Memphis city council voted to dig up the grave of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from where his remains laid in rest for 110 years.
What has changed over the past 110 years?
There is a sickening, immoral, and politically correct cartel that knows no bounds in its pursuit of a tyrannical agenda to fundamentally remake America. And unlike in any other time in our history, there is no political opposition to anything they do. In fact, based on the embarrassing and pathetic groveling of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus before the pagan alter of political correctness, it would not be surprising if they flew down to Memphis with shovels in their hands before the week is over.
And speaking of Memphis, there is another dark blemish on the region’s history aside from some of the repugnant views held by people like Bedford. After winning control over the Memphis area and key parts of the Mississippi River on December 17, 1862, northern Union General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Order No. 11 expelling Jews from the area – an area where Jews thrived under southern culture for years. This was likely the single worst act of anti-Semitism sanctioned by a top government official in American history. It was quickly countermanded by President Lincoln.
Should we exhume the body of Grant and remove his statues and tributes from all over the country? Certainly a man like Robert E. Lee would never have issued such an order.