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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 15 30.00%
No 32 64.00%
Not sure 3 6.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Yesterday, 06:09 PM
 
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The Trayvon Martin Monument, probably.
Lol good one
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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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McAuliffe actually referred to Washington and Jefferson as patriots in his statement. I will need the billion page liberal morality guide to figure it all out.
Also, in 1957, a Senate Committee headed by John F. Kennedy named Senator John Calhoun as one of the five greatest Senators of all time.

https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory...amous_Five.htm

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The Trayvon Martin Monument, probably.
That's hilarious.

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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM
 
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I don't care. I just used it as an example.
Well all right, you don't care about history. But some folk do. And we ain't down with this mess here.
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Old Yesterday, 06:16 PM
 
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Well all right, you don't care about history. But some folk do. And we ain't down with this mess here.
I care lots about history. Why don't you share your stories about John Calhoun in his importance to the state of MN and the city of Minneapolis.
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Old Yesterday, 06:20 PM
 
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All in this thread who are from Minnesota, raise your hands.
Used to live there.

Difficult name to say. Better choice would have been just Dakota Lake.

from Wikipedia

Calhoun also asserted that slavery, rather than being a "necessary evil", was a "positive good", benefiting both slaves and slave owners. [5]

The name change began years ago.

Signs at Lake Calhoun have been changed to include the lake's Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska. The new signs were approved by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The signs updated on Oct. 2, 2015. Peter Cox | MPR News
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Old Yesterday, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Those of us who respect history can take some comfort in the fact that the locals appear to be strongly against this change. Currently 78% are against the change.

Poll: Should the name of Lake Calhoun be changed? - StarTribune.com
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Old Yesterday, 06:26 PM
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After the communist revolution in Russia, almost everything was renamed, and rearranged, and reference to the established traditions banned and vilified.

See a pattern here?

CN
Yeah; after communism failed they changed the names back.
Sillier pattern?
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Old Yesterday, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral FL
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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?


I might agree, if the majority of the citizens spoke the "Dakota" language.

I'd be willing to bet that before all this name change flap, most of the people in the area didn't know, nor care, whom the lake had been named in honor of.

So all in all, it's just another left wing hot air blowout, to make themselves seem important and virtuous.......over absolutely nothing at all. Got it.


Will the communists demand that those that still refer to the lake by the name they grew up calling it, be placed into re education camps?

CN
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Old Yesterday, 06:35 PM
 
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I care lots about history. Why don't you share your stories about John Calhoun in his importance to the state of MN and the city of Minneapolis.
If it was called the Martin Luther King lake or the Nelson Mandela lake would you want to change its name because neither of them had anything to do with Minneapolis? They want to change the name because they find John Calhoun, who was the vice president of the United States, distasteful. But that's this country's history. Is our nation's history to be erased now or something?
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Old Yesterday, 06:56 PM
 
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Just another example of the Left trying to erase the European American past.
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