The Blaze reports that a North Carolina high school decided to remove a student's painting depicting former President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis “to avoid potentially offending anyone."
“In light of the recent controversy in Charlottesville [Virginia] and throughout the country, we have recently removed the painting from the wall outside the media center,” Camden County High School Principal Billie Berry said.
What makes this especially aggravating is that no one had even complained about the artwork, which was painted several years ago as a joint project with the school’s students and those from a Pittsburgh high school. The school administration simply caved in preemptively to the radical left's violence, thereby rewarding such domestic terrorism.
“While we have received no concerns or complaints about the artwork, we felt that it was best to be proactive and remove the painting to avoid potentially offending anyone,” Berry told a local paper.
Berry also said that the artwork “was in no way designed to promote the Confederacy” and was “simply a historical representation of the president of the United States and the Confederacy during the Civil War.”
And thus, the only people who could "take offense" were those bullying totalitarians who want to erase history and recast America as a country built on racism and exploitation. Standing up to those bullies, like standing up to any bully, would be a simple and effective way to deal with the issue, if only school authorities had the collective cojones to do so.