Zinke said removing the statues will inhibit the U.S. from being able to “learn” from history.
Statues refer to moments in history but have nothing to do with the history itself. They are meant to memorialize a topic or subject. But seeing he’s an idiot i will provide the definition:
If a person or event is memorialized, something is produced that will continue to exist and remind people of them. To commemorate.
To commemorate an important event or person means to remember them by means of a special action, ceremony, or specially created object.
With those definitions in mind. Tell me what those Confederate figures stood for and why they fought for the South? Those statues only exist to glorify their racist ideals. They are not heroes.