Then perhaps you should move there and then perhaps your opinion on the matter may actually carry some weight. Until then, it's really none of your concern.Eagle, I would have more sympathy for your point if most of these monuments have been erected at the time the events happened, or shortly afterwards. As it stands, many were built at the height of Jim Crow to make a political stand that blacks should continue to be seen as inferior people and that the South should still be managed by their superiors. They were not erected to commemorate US history, but to make a political point to the "lower races". I am absolutely in favor of taking these pieces into museums, where proper context can be given, instead of their current places in public spaces.
What happens with such monuments is a matter to be decided locally. Not by far off intelligentsia.