I’m for this; I’m sick of the Confederacy being romanticized like it was some noble cause fought by valiant knights, like the image in Gone With The Wind. The Confederacy was a racist regime bent on maintaining a system whereby some human beings could treat other human beings like livestock-bottom line. And the “valiant” statesmen and generals who defended the Confederacy were traitors who got off easy, and, if Lincoln was of a different frame of mind, should have been hanged AS traitors. These same “statesmen” were loyal to the United States when it suited their purposes-Presidents Pierce and Buchanan were known as “doughfaces,” northern men who thought they could preserve the Union by constantly giving in to the southern men. The federal government went out of its way to accommodate the slave-ocracy, with the Fugitive Slave Act and preventing abolitionist propaganda from going through the mails. When the southern men found they lost control of the federal government, THEN they lost their loyalty to it. So yes, by all means, let us celebrate the defeat of the Confederacy, a regime that needed to be destroyed.
Civil War 150th Anniversary: Confederacy Defeat Should Be Holiday | The New Republic