Skip to comments.Chattanooga Seeks to Renounce Confederate Cemetery
Posted on 08/20/2017 2:01:55 PM PDT by RetiredUSMC
Chattanooga is moving to renounce its position as a trustee of the Confederate Cemetery on East Third Street, according to a news release from Mayor Andy Berke's office.
"Our action today makes it clear that the City of Chattanooga condemns white supremacy in every way, shape and form," Berke said in the release.
"While we honor our dead, we do not honor the principle for which they fought. Our city should be invested in our future, not a discredited past. Confederates fought against America to preserve slavery. That is the truth, and we should no longer subsidize any myths to the contrary."
The release states the city is not on the deed for the land, but Berke also has asked City Attorney Wade Hinton to file paperwork to confirm Chattanooga is the city is no longer listed as one of the cemetery trustees.
Hinton said the city has allowed the Sons of Confederate Veterans to make repairs to the cemetery under the assumption the city owned the property. A review of records showed "this does not appear to be the case," Hinton said.
"There is no reason why we should have any responsibility for maintaining the Confederate Cemetery a property we do not actually own."
The release said the terms of the cemetery trust have expired. It said the city will ask Hamilton County Chancery Court for a ruling on its status as a trustee and to determine who owns and must maintain the property.
Know people from there with very deep Southern roots. Not going to go over well.
If we are going to stop maintaining the cemeteries of sinners, there will be no more cemeteries.
There are laws governing cemeteries and these trusteeships. They probably can’t just choose to bug out.
Maybe they will dig it up, throw away the bones and head stones, and build low income housing.
I think that should be the Democrat platform in 2018.
We should have picked our own cotton.Would have saved ourselves a lot of trouble.
Yet more “community organizing.”
Why don’t they renounce racist democRATs and their belief in slavery to the state.
Oh, come on. They’re DEAD! I was driving from Chattanooga home to Manchester one afternoon when the clouds came down on Lookout Mountain, and I got the heebie-jeebies so bad I had to pull over for a while. 1995, I think it was. Our next-door neighbor in Manchester had a little cannon pointed up the Duck River in case the Yanks ever came back. Nice fella, gave me a Battle of Stones River coffee mug when we moved away.
I sorry every time I see the leftist, racist, socialists gain ground in a world that is confounding otherwise good people with doublespeak and outright lies.
I’m really beginning to dislike these people.......
We did better than that....we invented the Cotton Gin.
Pardon me, boy
Is this the Chattanooga ISIS?
Leftists must whine
Then tear down our shrine
Since Chattanooga can’t change the fact it sits in a Confederate State, I suppose by their logic they need to blow the city up and have everyone move to the North.
“Maybe they can find some books to burn while they’re at it. “
Included would be “Gone with the Wind.”
Is it any different than Black Supremacy or Muslim Supremacy?
Tending to a cemetery makes that clear? What the hell is this guy going on about?
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