I'm signing because, like other historical figures he is being judged for actions which were accepted even expected during their time period. Those actions that by todays standards are abhorrent should never be repeated. In order to achieve positive change, history must not be sanitised. If our historical figure lived and operated in this time period, they wouldnot be allowed to operate in that way. Indeed most if not all would be pioneers driving positive change from an educated view point. Not driven by the factually illiterate and self serving idiots making all the current noise.
I'm signing because taking down statues is not the answer. Education and learning but by taking the statues down is as if history hasn't happened,which is an insult to the people affected by it. Educate people so it doesn't happen again by explaining what is wrong with history .