Just keep scrubbing history and maybe some day we can say it never happened at all. Sounds like something Stalin would do.
posted on 12/29/2006 8:42:41 PM PST
by Liberty Valance
(Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
To: Liberty Valance
"scrubbing history" ... seems like something some like doing. ("The statues have in recent history become a topic of debate among students, professors and administrators." ) Maybe they have too much time on their hands and need some other form of physical and mental exertion.
These are the statutes on the South Mall: * Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States * Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the U.S. * Albert Sidney Johnston, General of the Confederate Army * James Stephen Hogg, First Native Governor of Texas * Robert E. Lee, Chief General of the Confederate Military * John H. Reagan, Postmaster General of the Confederate States * George Washington, Cherry Tree Lumberjack.
So the Confederates are Davis, Johnson, Lee and Reagan. Do we stop there. Should also look to the State Capitol grounds as it has a Confederate War Memorial. After all it's State-owned land just like the University. Is Woodrow Wilson associated with anything that offends? How about George Washington? Should we go on?
History is history, like it or not. If we start by taking away these statutes because someone is offended by the past ... what's next. As I said before I think some have too much time on their hands.
posted on 12/29/2006 9:20:22 PM PST
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