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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 26.23%
No 42 68.85%
Not sure 3 4.92%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-12-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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I thought this had to be an April Fools joke when I first saw the headline, but apparently, it's not a joke. How sad to see the City Of Minneapolis allowing itself to be destroyed, bit by bit. Where and how does this movement to erase our past end - if it ever does?

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Lake Calhoun may be a name that disappears into history.

The Minneapolis Park Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to change the name of the city’s landmark lake to Bde Maka Ska, its original Dakota name, in a nod to American Indians who lived near the lake and a repudiation of lake namesake John C. Calhoun, a vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery.
Minneapolis Park Board votes for new name for Lake Calhoun - StarTribune.com

I suppose that people who support this name change also would support removing George Washington's name from everything since he owned slaves as well.

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Old 08-12-2017, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Rough day for you snowflake?

So they renamed it to a name fitting the Native American history of the area. Calhoun would be a carpetbagger in reverse wouldn't he? He never even set foot in Minnesota.??

They renamed Mt. McKinley to its native name. Get over it dude. Times change.

Brooklyn Avenue in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles was renamed Cesar Chavez Avenue in the early 90's.

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Old 08-12-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Russia
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Renaming things is for losers stuck in the past. Look forward not backwards, snowflake.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:38 PM
 
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Some people are so weighed down with white guilt I don't know how they keep from falling over.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral FL
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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?

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Old 08-12-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I thought this had to be an April Fools joke when I first saw the headline, but apparently, it's not a joke. How sad to see the City Of Minneapolis allowing itself to be destroyed, bit by bit.

Where and how does this movement to erase our past end - if it ever does?



Minneapolis Park Board votes for new name for Lake Calhoun - StarTribune.com
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.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Russia
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I suppose that people who support this name change also would support removing George Washington's name from everything since he owned slaves as well.
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.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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So you are in favor of keeping confederate history? .
in Minnesota no less....
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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All in this thread who are from Minnesota, raise your hands.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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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
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