To: Constitution Day
I don't support this, because this is the depiction of a soldier, not a political leader.
I would agree with pulling down statues of (for example) Jeff Davis, etc., but not an anonymous soldier.
posted on 04/23/2003 9:38:19 AM PDT
"I would agree with pulling down statues of (for example) Jeff Davis, etc., but not an anonymous soldier."
That even goes too far. The first step in revisionist history creation is to eliminate any reminders of the facts. The American Civil War was a crucible that formed the strength that is America. Until recently, when the pampered offspring of the former slaves started their efforts to open old wounds and settle imagined scores, we all looked back on the war with a sense of shared history and purpose. Now these pampered members of the Jesse Jackson Extortion and Shakedown Mob are trying to get everyone else fighting or feeling guilty.
To all of you shakedown artist wannabes...STFU and get over it! If you want to get your piece of the pie, get off your dead asses, get off of the RAT Party teat, get a job, get a useful trade (that doesn't mean a degree in "Black Studies") and earn it!
And by the way...stop trying to rewrite history. Remember...YOUR OWN KIND SOLD YOUR ANCESTORS TO THE SLAVERS! YOUR OWN KIND DIDN'T FIT IN BACK IN THEIR HOMELAND!
posted on 04/23/2003 9:48:05 AM PDT
by Redleg Duke
(Stir the pot...don't let anything settle to the bottom where the lawyers can feed off of it!)
To: Illbay; Constitution Day
They will come for everything....and when (if) they finish with us, then they will come for your icons as well.
There is no American History pure enough for them.
posted on 04/23/2003 9:51:02 AM PDT
(Hootie to head EEOC...)
"I don't support this, because this is the depiction of a soldier, not a political leader."
I agree with your conclusion, but not with the presumption that it would be OK to tear down the statue of a political leader. One simply cannot draw a parallel between Saddam Hussain and, say, Jefferson Davis. Regardless of the reasons for the Civil War, the leaders of the southern cause were, by and large, honorable men. Statues to commemorate their lives are, in fact, history.
Anyone who has ever driven down Monument Avenue in Richnomd, VA experiences a feeling of history, not of repression.
posted on 04/23/2003 2:26:50 PM PDT
by Buck W.
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