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Old 08-16-2017, 04:50 PM
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Jefferson Davis...down.


Plaque honoring Confederate leader Jefferson Davis removed from - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:52 PM
 
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They're trying to move fast before the term "alt-left" take hold and the Normies decide to take sides.
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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According to the article, as far back as the 1950s , U.S. military veterans were calling for it to be taken down.

I have zero problems with this.

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Old 08-16-2017, 06:03 PM
 
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And, just to be clear: this was not a statue of Jefferson Davis.

It was just a plaque noting the proposed terminus of the Jefferson Davis Highway that the Daughters of the Confederacy had put up in the 1920s.

The Jefferson Davis Highway was never an official roadway in San Diego. It only existed in the minds of a bunch of 1920s Confederates.

So, there's no need for a plaque commemorating it.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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And, just to be clear: this was not a statue of Jefferson Davis.

It was just a plaque noting the proposed terminus of the Jefferson Davis Highway that the Daughters of the Confederacy had put up in the 1920s.

The Jefferson Davis Highway was never an official roadway in San Diego. It only existed in the minds of a bunch of 1920s Confederates.

So, there's no need for a plaque commemorating it.
Won't let me rep you, but
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:07 PM
 
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totally lost on why there is anything at all commemorating the civil war in california...especially the confed side...
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Doesn't anyone work anymore? You all going to burn your money too?
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:47 PM
 
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totally lost on why there is anything at all commemorating the civil war in california...especially the confed side...
It makes zero sense. After all, San Diego sided with the Union back in 1862.

But, back in the 1920s, a Confederate women's group pushed to have a national highway built from coast to coast that would be named after Jeff Davis.

The group went around and put markers where they thought the route for this highway should go.

They picked San Diego as the West Coast terminus for their proposal.

Although a few sections of road back east were named by various states as part of this highway, it was never approved (or built) here in California.

It only existed in the minds of the Daughters of the Confederacy in the 1920s. So it commemorated something that never existed.

By the way, according to the San Diego Union Tribune article, even back in the 1920s, Civil War Union veterans who lived in California protested it being installed and it was removed then reinstalled. And, as I said, in the 1950s, so did WWII veterans and it was removed then too and reinstalled later.

Here's the UT article: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...816-story.html

I think it's about time it was removed.

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Old 08-17-2017, 06:00 PM
 
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Also, am I the only one who has wondered about this: there's been all this outcry over the removal of Confederate statues (and plaques). People keep saying that they shouldn't be removed because they're "historic."

But, where was that outrage when the statue of Saddam Hussein was torn down in Baghdad a few years ago?

I mean, if its sacrilegious to tear down one monument to a leader who lost a war, why is it so awful to remove monuments to people who lost a war over 150 years ago?

I just don't get it. We're ALL part of the Union now.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:02 PM
 
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I just don't get it. We're ALL part of the Union now.
Not Union but Republic. The union would be the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Oh.

Recall an old episode of the original Battlestar Galactica in which they finally reach earth landing in the middle of the USA, then look at a world map, and one sees the USSR, and says, "too bad, I kind of like unions"
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