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@Richva wrote:


There is a huge difference between removing a statue and trying to rewrite the history.  Many people seem to get the two confused.  


Is the intent not to remove a segment of our history?

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@Richva wrote:



There is a huge difference between removing a statue and trying to rewrite the history.  Many people seem to get the two confused.  


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Removing statues is not trying to rewrite history, of course, it is trying to eradicate it.  But the comments regarding the cause of history is trying to rewrite the history books. 

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@Roxanna35 wrote:

 

If I could make a comparison would be if the Catholic Church would want to erase what happened during the Inquisition. it happened and is part or history.



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Good comparison.  Those negative posters here might consider that decendents of those who fought for the Confederacy has been the most prolific in volunteering to serve in the Armed Forces defending the United States today.  That includes myself.  Are we to forget our heritage.  My great grandfather served in Shaws Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry, yet our family has never owned slaves according to family research, including that of census records and other documentation. 

 

The family homested was next to the East Tennessee/Kentucky border was in danger from marauders from Kentucky so he joined to defend their homeland.

 

 

 

 

 

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

First it is said that you're against revisionist history, then you go on to engage in doing so.  Apparently another poster who has their mind made up without actually studying the history of those times.  As far as using the Confederate flag as part of a state flag, etc., of course when your state decides to do so, then you can voice your opposition.  Fair enough?

 

 


There is a huge difference between removing a statue and trying to rewrite the history.  Many people seem to get the two confused.  

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AP-agreed! What we did to the slaves is just as bad as what Hitler did to his victims.


We had slavery at a time when slavery was still an economic factor around the world. At the time of Hitler, killing Jews was not an accepted action around the world.

 

The comparison is just an extension of the hatred for our President and the desire to post "Nazi" or "Fascist". I wonder if the "haters realize that they are transferring their hatred for President Trump to hatred for America.

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I don't know If I agree with this action or not. as much as I dislike seeing in this area trucks with the Conferate Flag. I also recognize that the Confereracy  existed. and is part of the history of his country. and will always be.

If I could make a comparison would be if the Catholic Church would want to erase what happened during the Inquisition. it happened and is part or history.

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Mlseker-your solution works too.  museums come in all shapes and  sizes. the important thing is is to not glorify a horrific event in our country's history.



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Then perhaps we need to dispense of the Civil War battlefields also?  They also glorify a horrific time when the country fought against each other?  Why stop there, places where Indian Wars was fought should go also since they represent the attempted annihilation of an entire race of people.  Those were my ancestors who Europeans took not only their land, but lives also.

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There isn't a decent, moral person on earth who doesn't agree with you.

Gee, I miss having a real President!!
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Mlseker-your solution works too.  museums come in all shapes and  sizes. the important thing is is to not glorify a horrific event in our country's history.

Gee, I miss having a real President!!
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There is no way that slavery or anything that glorifies it is anything but the most horrible evil. It still continues in several forms all over our world. I don't understand how any decent human being could condone it in any form. 

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