Calling the KKK a terrorist group, Pitts writes,
A man who betrayed this country, founded a terrorist group and committed mass murder is a man unworthy of honor.
It is pathetic that it even needs to be said.
Pitts is right.
While the Civil War should be commemorated, it also should be used as a teaching/learning tool. Certainly, soldiers and civilians from both sides should be mourned, many honored. But we need to think about what constitutes reason to honor.
Substitute, for a moment, Hitler for Forrest. Hitler was also a brilliant strategist and leader who murdered his own people and declared war on specific ethnic and religious groups. Should Hitler be honored on a license plate? How about Stalin? Mao Tse Tung?
Good war strategists are often hard to come by. But so are good people.
Mississippi, find someone else to laud–someone honorable.