USA Today: “A just monument to the Trump presidency: Bury the 500,000 COVID dead at Mar-a-Lago”

Robert E. Lee’s home, now Arlington National Cemetery, became a final resting place for Union soldiers in 1864. We should follow the Union example.

Opinion columnist Jason Sattler has an article in USA TODAY that suggests we should bury the 500K Americans who lost their lives to COVID-19 at Trump’s Mar a Lago resort.

Here a few excerpts from it:

How can we honor the more than half-million Americans wholost their lives to COVID-19 while marking former President Donald Trump’s shameless failure to “preserve, protect and defend” this country and its Constitution? 

Easy. Let’s bury the dead at Mar-a-Lago.

This small measure of justice would have an obvious historical precedent. Arlington, the former home of Robert E. Lee that is now Arlington National Cemetery, became a final resting place for Union soldiers in the spring 1864 — after 82,000 soldiers died in one month of fighting. Who could argue this wasn’t a just punishment? Lee had abandoned his post in the U.S. Army to lead the army of what Frederick Douglass called the “slaveholders’ rebellion.” 

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