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Old 08-18-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: SGV
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The competition for "Dumbest attempt at equivalence" is still on, I see.
I prefer the phrase "consistent morality and consistent logic"... my collectivist friend.

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Old 08-18-2017, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Here
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The competition for "Dumbest attempt at equivalence" is still on, I see.
There's one here about Jews making the Pyramids. The post asks: when are the Pyramids going to be torn down? That's a good one. The British soldiers being honored; that's okay too but the Jew/Pyramid thing is really a hoot. I'm thinking of throwing in my own post to get in on the contest but I'm not sure who should be the subjects. I'd like to include mimes some way. Equating mimes with slaves would could win it for me.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Imo, there are two significant differences here;

The British soldiers died on British soil (at the time) defending the British government. In contrast, the Confederates were in open rebellion against the American government on American soil.

Secondly, I think that there is a difference between a memorial and a monument. A memorial is in place to remember a person(s) that has died (quite often at the site of their death) and perhaps acknowledge the how/why they died. A monument is meant to honor a notable person(s) or event and promote what that person stood for. It may be sited in a location that has no direct relevance to the person (e.g. a statue of Geo. Washington in Montana).
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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apparently go since someone doesn't agree with them and it glorifies war
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Florida
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It is a headstone on a grave. Geez.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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I prefer the phrase "consistent morality and consistent logic"... my collectivist friend.

Putting grave markers regretting the loss and pity of war in the same category as statues honoring those who led a war effort is just polemical, and you know it.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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Putting grave markers regretting the loss and pity of war in the same category as statues honoring those who led a war effort is just polemical, and you know it.
Both were enemies of the United States federal government...the god of the Left.

Why should their military rank matter?

Their bullets killed Americans just the same.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:43 PM
 
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Both were enemies of the United States federal government...the god of the Left.
There was no U.S. federal government in 1775. The British were the "federal" government.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:07 PM
 
Location: SGV
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There was no U.S. federal government in 1775. The British were the "federal" government.
Ok. Fair enough.

One was the federal government and one was what would become the federal government.

The point remains.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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What next? Currency?

What about all the politicians who voted against equal rights for blacks and women? Destroy everything attached to them, as well?
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