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View Poll Results: Do you agree with the removal of names and landmarks associated with the Confederacy?
Yes, they should be removed 16 25.81%
No 43 69.35%
Not sure 3 4.84%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-12-2017, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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All in this thread who are from Minnesota, raise your hands.
What do you mean by that?
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:58 PM
 
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So you are in favor of keeping confederate history?

I don't care either way, but surely you understand the these types of issues never stay in their lane.
John Calhoun died in 1850. This is American history we're talkin' here. Is it a shameful thing now?
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:58 PM
 
Location: In the reddest part of the bluest state
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I was born and raised. The city won't be "destroyed" by changing the name of a minor body of water. Lighten up Francis.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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All in this thread who are from Minnesota, raise your hands.
I lived in Minneapolis for nine years, so I do have some personal interest in it. But whether or not a person lives there doesn't matter. Erasing our history in the name of political correctness is a trend across America, and I think it's destructive.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:00 PM
 
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Restoring the name of the lake to the Dakota name makes sense, given Calhoun never set foot in the state.

Why would anyone want to honor someone who advocated and attempted to rationalize owning humans?



John C. Calhoun, namesake of a Minneapolis lake, beat his slaves and trumpeted slavery - StarTribune.com
So are we going to rename Washington, D.C., and Washington state, and more places than I can even name now?
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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in Minnesota no less....
The mention of the confederacy was to answer the OP's question and link the history of why history is being erased.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Why would anyone want to honor someone who advocated and attempted to rationalize owning humans?
So you would be in favor of changing the name of the Washington Monument to... what, exactly?
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:02 PM
 
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I see no issue with it.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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So you would be in favor of changing the name of the Washington Monument to... what, exactly?
The Trayvon Martin Monument, probably.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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John Calhoun died in 1850. This is American history we're talkin' here. Is it a shameful thing now?
I don't care. I just used it as an example.
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