Elbert Lee Guillory helped organize support for Mizell’s bill, saying that without monuments celebrating Confederate leaders who organized terrorist violence against African-American slaves, his children and grandchildren could not “have full access to history”.
It sounded like a ludicrous idea to me. After all, the Christian Bible is a religious text, not an historical one, and even the history that it purports to report took place in Asia, Europe, and Africa, not in Tennessee. But then, I ran across this passage from Leviticus.
If you want to understand a person, someone once told me, watch how they treat people with more power and privilege than them. Then watch how they treat people with less power and privilege than them. Then notice the difference. Republican politicians regularly show bafflement