Monuments to hate-filled racists like Nathan Bedford Forrest and Theodore G. Bilbo need to be removed. Monuments to icons of the “Lost Cause” like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are dubious. Monuments to figures of great historical significance like Chief Justice Roger B. Taney who, by most accounts dispensed sound legal judgements in accordance with the generally accepted understanding of the Constitution of his time, need to be dealt with very carefully and thoughtfully.

However, tearing down a grave marker to over 300 Confederate common soldiers who merely did what their de facto government called upon them to do, much like my serving in Vietnam, is simply kicking over tombstones, mean, wanton vandalism.

All monuments are not the same. They need to be dealt with judiciously.

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MrSniper

“I was just following orders.” Where have we heard that before?

awteam2000

After the riot in Charlottesville, Va where Heather Heyer was murdered by a white supremacist, the Baltimore City Council voted to remove all Confederate Statues off public grounds. They all were removed that night. One of those statues was a beautiful, heart felt memorial dedication to the ‘Confederate Women's Monument to Nurses in Maryland’. I think the city did the prudent thing by removing the statues rather than seeing them compromised. I hope it will find an appropriate new home.

Dwasserba

I'm loving thst despite differences in other respects we all agree on THIS

DickD

Why would anyone want to topple monuments in a cemetery? Are they going to topple all Southern grave stones? It's going way too far.

bosco

Agree, DickD. Sometimes it's "monkey see, monkey do". Remember when burning American flags was the big deal? It faded away. Remember when car jackings were prevalent? That too faded away. I'm sure there are many more examples, but the coffee is still brewing and I'm watching the geese on the pond.

Visualize Peace.

[ninja]

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bosco

Oh my, never gave that a thought. The RLLTT will find any excuse to project their own racism on others in their quest to silence all opposition.

Why, just yesterday I used a monkey wrench while monkeying around with a plumbing project. Ended up using some Gorilla glue on another project. [lol][lol][lol][lol]

KR999

Careful bosco, when you post something like "Sometimes it's "monkey see, monkey do" you're leaving yourself wide open for accusations of being a racist by the LLBTT (Liberal Left Bully Tag Team.)

threecents

Bosco's just a button pusher trying to fit in with his racist friends. He should keep in mind the words of Kurt Vonnegut: "You are what you pretend to be, so be careful what you pretend to be."

KR999

OK fido, I am not a racist. Happy now?

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KR999

I knew it bosco, I just knew it, you're a closet racist!!! I believe fido needs to lecture you about that!!

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phydeaux994

CD and bosco.....is this your belief, YES or NO....simple as that. I identify both of you as Racists based on the definition below. If I’m wrong, just tell me that you do not believe you are Racists based on the definition below. Neither of you have specifically denied that you are a Racist. Here is your chance. Just say “I am not a Racist”. CD, bosco, anybody else, just say it.

racism

noun

rac·​ism | \ ˈrā-ˌsi-zəm also -ˌshi- \

Definition of racism

1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

KR999

I have to agree with ya Dick, it's going way, way too far.

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