"But we must remember that our history isn't perfect," Abbott added. "If we do not learn from our history, we are doomed to repeat it. Instead of trying to bury our past, we must learn from it and ensure it doesn’t happen again. Tearing down monuments won't erase our nation's past, and it doesn't advance our nation's future. As Governor, I will advance that future through peace, not violence, and I will do all I can to keep our citizens safe."
Speaker Straus is right: this plaque is full of lies, and we are not well-served by lies about our history..@SpeakerStraus calling for removal of "Children of the Confederacy" plaque at the Texas Capitol. #txlege pic.twitter.com/jHYP5xaUvg— Matt Largey (@mattlargey) September 19, 2017