Over the last seven days Dr. Ben Carson has been going around on various media and endorsing something he claimed Daniel Webster said in support of Carson’s rather robust interpretation of the Second Amendment. Fact checkers quickly discerned that the Webster he must have had in mind was Noah Webster, he of the dictionary fame, who expressed himself in just such a way in an 1787 pamphlet.
This past weekend saw an interesting contrast in two monuments erected to remember the contributions of southerners to American history.
The first monument was dedicated at Shiloh National Military Park. It commemorates the gallantry of Confederate soldiers from Mississippi who took part in that bloody clash. Other states with Confederate units at Shiloh had already dedicated monuments at Shiloh, but Mississippi was absent.
Local coverage of the event can be found here and here.