Here's a novel idea. Let the local people of the city/county VOTE on whether to keep or remove these symbols. I honestly believe a majority of people would vote to keep them for the same reason I would. An inanimate object does NOT promote anything. PEOPLE do, and I believe there is a small population of people (relative to the entire population) who are promoting hate,NOT these statues. Why should extremist groups or even the government officials decide this issue. Let the PEOPLE decide it. These issues are being hijacked by "extremists" on both sides. Ignore them and let EVERYONE have a voice in this not just the loudest most vocal,or violent, groups.