Monroe School Name Change Petition

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wrote on May 30, 2018 at 4:33 pm:
It gives me pause when zealots of any persuasion would redefine history to suit some new perspective using a set of moral standards not relative to the base issue. Monroe obeyed the law in force. His greatness is marked by establishing the US as a world power and securing the western hemisphere from European colonialization. This was the Monroe my school was named for, not a planter who used legal, local, agricultural practice which was banned 34 years after his death. Slavery was a horrible condition, in existance since the days of Abraham. Jews, Muslims, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Modern Europeans all had slaves. Monroe must be remembed not for farming methods but as a Great President, for that was the essence of the man.