The removal of the statues of heroes of the Civil War is a wise and prudent move and hopefully their absence will also help remove intolerance and bigotry.

But what are we to do with the tons of stone which were used to create them? It would be a good idea to donate these unwanted works to artists in our schools, universities, and our cities and towns who will recycle them into works that represent peace, tolerance, understanding and projects that promote the opposite of what they stood for originally.

And what about making a base with the numbers 2020 to remind our future generations about a pandemic that took many lives. The materials could be recycled and placed in parks, in front of buildings, and in other prominent locations with a sign that told viewers the source of the materials and that we are sending a message that all things are able to change for the better.

Let's not let them sit in warehouses or junk yards gathering dust. Put those statues to a use that we can point to with pride.

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Greg F

Melt them and make a commemorative very rare set of coins and have a charity auction for them.

BunnyLou

I caught the non-voting delegate from the district lying about the emancipation statue of Lincoln and a kneeling freed black man. Holmes-Norton stated Frederick Douglas was unhappy about the statue. Nothing could be further from the truth, but don’t let that stand in the public destruction.

veritas

A stupid idea, but given the rampant stupidity sweeping the country, a fairly harmless one. Well, we're up to Jackson, Lincoln, Columbus, Grant and Teddy Roosevelt now. FDR can't be far behind and surely Washington, Jefferson, Madison and only god knows who else are just waiting their turn. This is what happens when ignorance of history combines with uninformend self-righteousness. The inmates are running the asylum and the liberal half of the country thinks it's just hunky dory.

gabrielshorn2013

Agreed veritas, and as I wrote the other day, I am waiting for the tanks to roll up on Mount Rushmore and blast away the images of Washington, Jefferson, and Teddy Roosevelt (leaving Lincoln) the way the Taliban did for the Buddha in Afghanistan. The last time we had such hysteria, we had a man named Joseph McCarthy looking for Communists.

veritas

I don't think Lincoln is safe any longer. When the mob rules, there are no rules.

Dwasserba

Cart them to their own museum paid for and maintained with admission fees. Want to revisit your Confederate past? Want a history lesson? Just want to wax nostalgic over the way it used to be? Boy is there a place for you.

Greg F

Pay? They won't pay, they'd rather complain and whine their revisionist statues are being called out for what they are and still mitigating those that are no longer something we should be so blissfully admirable toward. They weren't gods and had their day in the sun. I doubt any one of them would go to the holocaust museum, much less their own revisionist history museum. They'll be happy to be placated by the Revisionist Fox News Channel and their revisionist POS-OTUS and racist representatives littered among them. Soon we'll hear calls to put Tom Cotton (Mr. Racism himself) in bronze as a demi-god they can worship. Trumpdydumb will also be subject much like Reagan of their want to put something new and shizzy up on Mount Rushmore.

JohnSchaeffer1

And let's not forget to remove their names from the history books.

bosco

The leftists mob seems intent on erasing history and their politicians are complicent. Where does Biden stand on all of this?[ninja]

Greg F

Your right wing revisionists were the ones who erected the statues...and you seem to forget that little factoid.

Greg F

Not only that but it was done deliberately to keep intimidating and repressing blacks.

Brookhawk

Removing a monument is not removing history. 150 years of revisionist Lost Causism was removing history. It's time the record is straight, not only about the people on the monuments, but about the people who put the monuments up to them. We don't need monuments in this day and age - we need truth, on the internet, in schools, in books. But not that I'm suggesting this to you because you never seem interested. I'm suggesting it to people who might want our history to be accurate, not mythical.

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