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Senators try to scrub Jefferson's name from the Arch [St. Louis]
St Louis Today ^ | Jan 9, 2018

Posted on 01/12/2018 5:26:11 AM PST by SJackson

How nice that our two Missouri senators can find common ground in the removal of the name "Jefferson" from the most recognized structure in the St. Louis area ("We call it the Arch; soon, that may be its formal name, too ," Jan. 5).

The proposal, introduced by Republican Roy Blunt the same week as the Confederate Monument in Forest Park was taken down, scrubs the name of the slave-owning third president and author of the Declaration of Independence from the monument celebrating Western expansion. Instead of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the shiny silver structure will be named the Gateway Arch National Monument.

Thank goodness visitors can now avoid honoring those who brought white privilege to the Plains, and can purchase "Made in China" Arch souvenirs with no reminder of the author of Jeffersonian democracy.

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Maybe we can name it the Jefferson's arch. It would be politically correct and being plural could include Thomas.


1 posted on 01/12/2018 5:26:11 AM PST by SJackson
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The Weeezy Arch


2 posted on 01/12/2018 5:27:40 AM PST by Phillyred
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Will they be changing the name of their capital city as well?


3 posted on 01/12/2018 5:29:01 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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Wait till these moron find out that America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, a cartographer who owned a slave.


4 posted on 01/12/2018 5:31:30 AM PST by cyclotic (Trump tweets are the only news source you can trust.)
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To: SJackson

At some point, we’re gonna have to draw the line with the insanity caused by the mental disease known as liberalism. They will eventually endanger us to the point of our destruction. They need to be dealt with before that happens. Lots and lots of rope is the only known cure for it.


5 posted on 01/12/2018 5:31:31 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: SJackson

No problem. We can rename back to original names following CW II and the guillotining of all liberals.
All liberals.
All.


6 posted on 01/12/2018 5:35:25 AM PST by Da Coyote
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This type of B.S. is nothing but self-propelled virtue signaling. Are there actually throngs of people demanding this to be done? No. Politicians are actively searching out something they can deem ‘racist’ so they can decry it and show their compassion for people of color.


7 posted on 01/12/2018 5:39:34 AM PST by Right Brother
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Where is Howard Roark?

ML/NJ

8 posted on 01/12/2018 5:42:49 AM PST by ml/nj
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The proposal, introduced by Republican Roy Blunt.....

Vote for a winner - Vote for the Uniparty candidate of your choice!


9 posted on 01/12/2018 5:43:27 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (United We Stand, Divided We Fall. Remember That Diversity Is The Opposite Of Unity.)
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Blunt is one of the good guys...cant imagine why hes doing this.


10 posted on 01/12/2018 5:45:55 AM PST by demsux (The "Mockingbirds" have come home to roost.)
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The Capitol of Missouri is located in Jefferson City.

What are they going to do about that?

11 posted on 01/12/2018 5:47:51 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>)
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The proposal, introduced by Republican Roy Blunt

Wait, I thought this would be some city/state thing? Blunt is a U.S. Senator. He can't possibly think this will pass the United States Congress, or that Congress would care to take this up at all in an election year (or really, any year in the foreseeable future.)

12 posted on 01/12/2018 5:50:14 AM PST by Trump20162020
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F these AH’s


13 posted on 01/12/2018 5:54:32 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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It's just like gay marriage went to transgender stuff. You give the left an inch, they will take a mile.

If you stood with the left during their anti-Confederate hysteria, you have no room to complain now. That was always the opening shot, the low-hanging fruit in their long-term war against American history. After they're done there, it'll be Texas Revolution figures (Sam Houston) and Andrew Jackson, then onto Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus, and then finally figures such as George Washington and really any other Founding Father that ever owned slaves.

14 posted on 01/12/2018 5:55:10 AM PST by Trump20162020
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I see some coward GOPers still wage war on the South instead of their democrat colleagues who were responsible for most of the bloodshed


15 posted on 01/12/2018 6:03:36 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucifiedc)
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“Blunt is one of the good guys...cant imagine why hes doing this.”

Yeah, “good guys” always seem to want to whitewash our nation’s history. The sooner we all realize that these douches are the same, just with a different letter next to their name, the sooner we can start rebuilding our nation’s identity. TERM LIMITS NOW!!!


16 posted on 01/12/2018 6:28:54 AM PST by rhc2000 (If liberals didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all.)
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To: demsux

NAACP says that Missouri is a racist state. Political Correctness at its best has taken hold of Missouri.


17 posted on 01/12/2018 6:29:31 AM PST by ncfool (America Reborn 1/20/2017. Lets make sure we don't screw up,the opportunity to MAGA.)
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To: WayneS

I happen to live in Jefferson city, and they try that there will be a war.


18 posted on 01/12/2018 6:30:14 AM PST by painter ( Isaiah: �Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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I cannot wait for the Somalis to want to rename St Paul, Minn.

Getting back to the Arch, maybe they could complete the semi circle to a complete one and say welcome to the S..t...e, Saint Louis.


19 posted on 01/12/2018 6:37:53 AM PST by Mouton (The MSM is a clear and present danger to the republic.)
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To: SJackson

I am really sick of this politically correct,ideology based revisionism. This is totalitarian Big Brotherism if there ever was any.


20 posted on 01/12/2018 7:01:21 AM PST by Bayan
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