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View Poll Results: Take them down or leave them up?
Take them down. They're offensive. 133 36.14%
Leave them up. It's history. 235 63.86%
Voters: 368. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-07-2017, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Yes.
I don't think so...


Pentagon: Confederate base names won't be changed - CNNPolitics.com
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I'm very against removing statues of Confederate Leaders and monuments of the Civil War. America can't rewrite History nor should Americans erase significant figures of History because they held some views that are vilified in the context of what is acceptable today. The South has a rich past and it should not be discarded or hidden from view.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:22 AM
 
Location: The United States of America
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Take them down, send them to China. They'll be reincarnated as Trump's pipeline.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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I'm very against removing statues of Confederate Leaders. America can't rewrite History nor should Americans erase significant figures of History because they held some views that are vilified in the context of what is acceptable today. The South has a rich past and it should not be discarded.
I am split on this. Germany outlawed the Nazi party and all statues and buildings named after Hitler. The Germans won lots of battles, but I don't see statues of the generals that fought during WW2. I don't recall the same banning of confederate symbols during Reconstruction.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:28 AM
 
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Take them down, period.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:30 AM
 
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On one hand, I don't think we should hide from our history. On the other, I'm not keen on celebrations of traitors on public property.
Good perspective. We cannot change history. However, we can decide who should and shouldn't be honored. Confederate soldiers should NEVER be honored, period.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:30 AM
 
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By this sort of logic, George Washington should be erased from history too.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Here.
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By this sort of logic, George Washington should be erased from history too.
Coming soon.

This is all part of the effort to create Fake History. What actually happened will be replaced by what the thought police think should have happened.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:48 AM
 
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New Orleans Confederate monuments can come down, court rules | NOLA.com

The lee statue has been up since 1884. What are your thoughts?
Makes sense. Those guys were freedom fighters, albeit they made a mistake with slavery. Nonetheless they were more free that we are.

Freedom is close to over here. And as it ends, the state will want little traces of it's more free past.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:49 AM
 
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Coming soon.

This is all part of the effort to create Fake History. What actually happened will be replaced by what the thought police think should have happened.
No he'll last. But it will be said he followed the rules and was an orderly leader in a sea of chaos.
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