PITTSBORO – Swimming against the recent current of impulsive judicial rulings that appease an aggrieved group of Leftists, North Carolina Superior Court Judge Charles Viser prohibited the removal of a Pittsboro Confederate statue for at least 10 days, sparking protests.
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners had voted earlier this year to remove the statue, caving to calls from activists on the Left that have targeted the monuments where ever they exist.
The restraining order issued by Judge Viser prohibits the removal or relocation of the Confederate monument outside the Chatham County Courthouse. It’s not final, by any means. Rather, it is a 10 day pause for due consideration of a request filed by the erectors of the statue, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who donated the statue in 1907.
As prickly as the issue of Confederate monuments has become, a judicial deference to being thorough versus reflexive is welcome.
After the restraining order, protests at the statue resulted in two arrests. The issue, which has alternated between a simmer and a full blaze, is bound to exploited by Leftists even more going into 2020.