A country music legend is speaking out in a big way after liberals and leftists began their mission to topple all of the Confederate statues in America. Charlie Daniels is making headlines for tackling the issue head on and comparing it to “what ISIS is doing.”
“That’s what ISIS is doing,” the 80-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer explained during an interview with cable network Newsmax TV on Wednesday. “There were pieces of history over there they didn’t like and they were taking them down.”
His words come as the nation has seen numerous statues and monuments removed or demolished. Even a statue of Abraham Lincoln, the man who advocated to free slaves, was recently set on fire.
“Where does it go to? Where does it stop?” Daniels asked host Rita Cosby. “Is it going to be Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson or are we headed into Jefferson, Washington, who were both slave owners? How deep into history are we going to go? Everybody that we disagree with, [are] we going to have to wipe every semblance of them out? Is that what this’ll all be about? Is that what this is, is that where it’s going to go?”
Daniels went on to say that having the statues doesn’t mean you condone the Civil War. Like President Trump, Daniels believes these statues are a part of our nation’s culture and history.
“If you don’t like it, don’t look at it,” he added. “I walk past movie posters I don’t like. …There’s all kinds of symbolism in this country that I don’t like, but I’m not going to go tear them down. I just don’t look at them. They’re not standing there talking. These statues aren’t preaching or shouting out some kind of crazy epithets or something. They’re just sitting there. So just turn around and don’t look at them.”
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