I admit I did not know that the US had at least 10 military bases dedicated to traitors. 10 bases paid for by taxpayers of the USA dedicated to men who fought to destroy the USA. Learn something new every day.
Part 1. The list of LOSERS:
Beauregard … he was a Confederate leader who, after the war called for equal rights for blacks. That made him unique among the former Confederates honored by forts.
Benning… he wrote a speech explaining that the reason for the secession was to preserve slavery.
Bragg… known as the worst commander on either side of the war.
Gordon… known as one of the probable founders of the KKK in Georgia.
AP Hill… suffered from VD. Demanded to be buried standing up.
Hood… spoke about the “invincibility ” of the Confederate military.
Lee… opposed giving blacks the vote after the war.
Pickett.. his charge into union lines goes down as one of the stupidest military maneuvers in US history. A charge he watched from the safety of the rear.
Polk… an ordained bishop. Injured when the massive cannon named after his wife “Lady Polk” exploded when tested.
Rucker… only major commander who managed to get captured by the enemy.
Part 2. Mr Trump objects to renaming these forts after loyal American generals and soldiers. Men and women who fought in WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Plenty of American soldiers who covered themselves with honor fighting for the USA, not against it.
Since Mr Trump seems enamored of America’s enemies who we have defeated over the years, I suggest we rename some of the other forts to honor those who fought against the ideas of freedom for all.
Rename West Point (NY) to Fort Benedict Arnold.
Rename Fort Grant (AZ) to Fort Adolph Hitler.
Rename Fort Nathan Hale (CT) to Fort Himmler.
Rename Fort Sherman (ID) to Fort Ho Chi Minh.
Rename Fort Sheridan (IL) to Fort Putin.
Rename Fort Defiance (KS) to Fort Saddam Hussein.
Rename Fort Sullivan (ME) to Fort bin Laden.
Rename Fort McHenry (MD) to Fort Goebbels.
Rename Fort Revere (MA) to Fort Kim Jung Un
And, of course, Rename Fort Washington (NH) to Fort Donald J Trump