An article at the Carolina Journal describes efforts by the leaders of Alamance County to preserve its Confederate monument in front of the county courthouse in Graham. They are currently fighting off a lawsuit.
That monument had been the target of sustained efforts to have it removed including prolonged demonstrations. The county commissioners and county sheriff did what they needed to do to defend it.
That type of leadership is rare, particularly in view of the fact that Alamance sits between two lefty, politically charged metropolitan areas– the Triad and the Triangle.
I think those county commissioners and the county sheriff deserve a lot of credit. Their courage in the face of blistering antagonism from the vicious, violent left is to be commended.