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Civil War Re-enactors Consider The Use Of The Confederate Flag

Civil War Re-enactors Consider The Use Of The Confederate Flag”

Nor should you deny that these people are white supremacists. In the Marist poll, 67 percent of whites and 65 percent of Latinos thought Confederate statues should be allowed to remain as historic symbols, while only 44 percent of blacks felt the same.

In the wake of the Charlottesville rally, other cities have acted to remove monuments to the Confederacy.

The University of Texas at Austin became the latest institution to remove its Confederate statues August 20. Not from a textbook or a statue, but from a person that influences their life.

Publicity hound and opportunist Sen.

The monuments should be relocated to stitch us together again. Quite the contrary; they should be remembered and understood, for exactly who they were, what they believed, and what they fought for.

But when President Donald Trump made a decision to weigh in on the side of preserving public Confederate icons as "beautiful", my dilemma vanished.

Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our handsome statues and monuments. You....

Who fought to uphold the right declared by the pen of Jefferson and achieved by the sword of Washington. Shut up and pay your taxes, Al!

Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, want to cover two controversial Confederate statues - but they say finding pieces of black material large enough to do the job is proving hard. My grandfather ran the plantation, and my family worked and lived there. These monuments are a reminder of how far we have come as a nation. "We should examine each of the memorials and street names in this context". If we're doing it for that reason, why not remove the entire chapel?

On Tuesday, the city council reconvened and voted to give two major Confederate monuments a significant change in appearance. My favorite example is the only Confederate memorial in Chicago, a 30-foot-high marker in the city's Oak Woods cemetery on the mass grave of more than 4,000 Confederate soldiers who died at Camp Douglas, a prisoner-of-war camp on the city's South Side lakefront. The flag wasn't harming anyone.

My fifth grade history teacher was a Civil War nut, except she never called it the Civil War. In Philadelphia, they're after the statue of former mayor Frank Rizzo. But white politicians are fearful of being labeled "racist", so they cave in to insane leftist demands. These things have been there for 150 years, for a hundred years. We should be sensitive to minority communities who rightly take offense to symbols that seem to condone the Confederacy's advocacy of slavery.

This battle will not be won with anger.

"You have a home to go to". Those who fought against the British would likely have been executed. They get a free pass on rioting, burning down other people's property, looting, robbing, murdering innocent policemen and the list goes on.

Captain of the Western New York Federal re-enacting unit Reynolds Battery L John Beatty said some groups representing the Confederacy are moving away from using the red flag with the blue "X" completely in their re-enactments, since it has become associated with so many hate and white supremacist groups.

Jesse Lee Peterson is the most courageous, outspoken critic of the "civil rights" establishment in America today.

Rod Dreher of the American Conservative protested the removal of Lee's statue in New Orleans because it ignores the fact that Lee was a complex figure, while Adam Serwer of the Atlantic contended that Lee was the leader of the rebellion against the United States and shouldn't be seen as a hero.

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