You know how Republicans are always harping on the need to cut government programs. I found one they can slash to the bone. Confederate President Jefferson Davis’s home in Biloxi, Mississippi, was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, and it is now being rebuilt with public money.
Davis led the Confederacy in a war against the United States, the bloodiest war in U.S. history by far. After the war, instead of working for the betterment of society as Robert E. Lee did, Davis spent his time writing “The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government,” attempting to justify the rebellion.
According to an article in the May 2012 Harper’s Magazine, millions of dollars in federal funds are being used to reconstruct the mansion and the library, called the “Jefferson Davis Presidential Library,” like he is on a par with Eisenhower or Kennedy or Reagan.
If misguided white supremacists and confederate flag wavers want to fund this sucker, go ahead. I can see no reason why my tax money should go to this project.