Our biggest mistake as a nation was to end the post Civil War reconstruction, thus letting the completely false notion of some sort of moral high ground on the part of the confederates metastasize.
The suit claims removal of the monuments violates the [Sons of Confederate Veterans]’ First
Amendment right to free expression, “which they exercise by maintaining
and preserving the historic character and nature of the city of New
Orleans, including their monuments.”
So they're essentially arguing that just because something is old, it must be protected. I guess that's why Nazi memorabilia is so popular in Germany today...