The Paterno monument was ill considered from the get-go. Even if one still worships him, that should be the kindest, unanimous, retroactive refrain. With a decision pending any day let that fact be the guiding decision-maker.
The incredible courage of our founding fathers remains a wonder to those of us living today. But what matters even more is what they did the day after they took the vote in favor of the Declaration of Independence, and every day after.
Preserving freedom is serious business. The Declaration of Independence is rather hard to read in places because it was stored in direct sunlight for many years -- a definite no-no for historical artifacts.
It's been said that the Middle East suffers from too much history. This is especially true of Iran where people have very long historical memories. Mindful of this fact, the right is trying to rewrite history so we can repeat it.