No I did not duck the question, I gave a what I felt was / is a solution to "fairness" issue that you posed. I quess the idea of a legislator offering an admindment to include other types/classes of monuments is out of the realm of political possibilities. What do you think??
CSA Expat, I was hoping you would tell me something I don't already know, which is your opinion on the questions I raised.
Your response indicates to me that you get it: you seem to understand that this discussion, in part, is about preferential treatment borne of special interest politics. But I've been saying that all along. So I well understand that in the end, this will come down to which groups have the most power to influence the most politicians to take a certain course of action.
What I don't know is your answer to the following questions:
1) Don't you feel that people whose monuments are not protected have a right to be outraged that a certain set of monuments is given preferential treatment? When looked at objectively, ignoring your preference, wouldn't you agree that this is a clear case of unfair favoritism? This is a yes or no question.
2) Why do you think the government would allow there to be no protection for those other monuments? What purpose is served by this government policy? Put yourself in the mind of the government or the legislators in question - why would they feel it reasonable and appropriate that so many classes of monuments not have protection?
This forum is about sharing information and opinions. In the context of the discussion we're having, I think these are fair questions to ask. If you have no comment or no opinion on them, that's OK. I'm just saying, the response you gave
My guess is that
(a) You do think the treatment given this particular class of memorials is unfair;
(b) Beyond the emotional reaction to the call that "we must save our Confederate monuments from impending total obliteration!", you - as with most people, to be fair about it - haven't given much thought as to why the default position of the state of Georgia is to not provide protection to monuments, except for that group given preferential treatment.