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Stacey Abrams: State should not fund 'monument to domestic terrorism' Stone Mountain
The Valdosta Daily Times ^ | August 3, 2018 | Jill Nolin

Posted on 08/05/2018 6:58:52 PM PDT by Trump20162020

DALTON – Democrat Stacey Abrams found herself on the campaign trail this week answering for an earlier call to remove the carving of three Confederate leaders from state-owned Stone Mountain near Atlanta.

A Dalton woman expressed concern during a town hall Wednesday about Abrams’ apparent focus on blasting off the “beautiful carving” from the face of Stone Mountain. The woman also inquired about Abrams’ views on the Confederate monuments that are a fixture in many downtowns across Georgia, including Dalton.

Abrams called for the removal of the carving last fall in a series of tweets shortly after a protestor was killed when a white nationalist drove his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Va., where groups clashed over the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.

At Stone Mountain, three Confederate leaders – President Jefferson Davis and Generals Lee and Stonewall Jackson – sit atop horses in the largest high relief sculpture in the world. Their likenesses are protected by state law and are so large that a sandblaster would likely be needed to erase them from the rocky monadnock, where the Ku Klux Klan was revived in the early 20th Century.

Abrams said at the time that the “visible image of Stone Mountain's edifice remains a blight on our state and should be removed.”

“I will never pretend not to believe something I believe,” Abrams said Wednesday to a packed and diverse crowd assembled at the Dalton Convention Center.

“I never once said ‘sandblast,’ but I did say that we should do something about the fact that we have this massive monument to domestic terrorism without context and without information, and I believe absolutely the state should not be paying for a monument to domestic terrorism.”

(Excerpt) Read more at valdostadailytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: abrams; bamiyan; commieagenda; dixie; ga2018; purge; staceyabrams; stonemountain; taliban
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1 posted on 08/05/2018 6:58:52 PM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

I thought the closed and took down Stone Mountain?


2 posted on 08/05/2018 7:00:05 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: Trump20162020

All democrats on that mountain


3 posted on 08/05/2018 7:01:38 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Trump20162020

Ignorant XXXX!


4 posted on 08/05/2018 7:02:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Trump20162020

I don’t think they have imported enough voters for her to win.


5 posted on 08/05/2018 7:02:07 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Trump20162020
Two of the four presidents on Mount Rushmore were slave holders.

Just saying.

6 posted on 08/05/2018 7:02:25 PM PDT by Salman (It's not just lack of "civility". The Democratic Party is now a terrorist organization.)
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To: Trump20162020

How did the Confederate States of America inflict domestic terrorism on anyone?


7 posted on 08/05/2018 7:04:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Trump20162020

I’d rather honor the men on Stone Mountain than endure the politically correct nitwits of the Left. Whatever offends them do more of it. They want a stature down, put two more up. They want something renamed take back the names of two already renamed

Erase political correctness from the land. Hear the lamentations of the politically correct and celebrate.


8 posted on 08/05/2018 7:06:04 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Trump20162020
massive monument to domestic terrorism

I agree. Along the same lines, there is another massive monument to a disgraceful, womanizing communist and race hustler in Washington, D.C. we should remove. It is an insult to all who care about women in our country.

9 posted on 08/05/2018 7:07:09 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 2banana

That’s why they want them erased.


10 posted on 08/05/2018 7:07:16 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The ONLY purpose for gun control is so that one group can force its will on a less powerful group.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The armies of the South barely set foot out of the South. But the North?


11 posted on 08/05/2018 7:07:23 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Trump20162020

First of all, your “collective terrorism” was legal at the time, second, it was the first Republican that campaigned to change that law, and thirdly, the South was NOT fighting for slavery, but because the North was fighting them! Many scholars now agree that the South was within their rights to withdraw from a union they voluntarily joined, but the North could not live without the tariffs and taxes brought in by the South. It was only near the end of the war when slavery was brought up by the North to help raise an army in New York. However, the South does honor those who fought and died all over the South. Only one battle was fought in the North - Gettysburg.


12 posted on 08/05/2018 7:08:20 PM PDT by impactplayer
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To: Trump20162020; stylecouncilor
Stone Mountain Park

Was there last summer. Terrific place for kids.

Interestingly, employment is about 40-50% black, and guests that day were around 30% black. No one seemed to have any problem having a good time.

13 posted on 08/05/2018 7:09:59 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Trump20162020

Notice that leftists and Isis agree on a bunch of things? Can’t hardly tell them apart.


14 posted on 08/05/2018 7:10:28 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Trump20162020

Having been around some sand blasting, the amount of sand and expertise to do that would be a huge undertaking.


15 posted on 08/05/2018 7:11:33 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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THIS is what she focuses on.

Not taxes, not working to keep film companies in GA (GA is #1 in film production), not improving congestion in Hotlanta, but this.

Ever notice that black politicians never focus on budgets, infrastructure, holding gov't accountable, etc. You know, the things that elected officials are supposed to be doing.

Instead, they play the race card, pander to the non-citizen, and go on CNN to bash Trump and Republicans.

16 posted on 08/05/2018 7:11:48 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GOAT POTUS TRUMP)
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To: Trump20162020

These commie RATS have a mental disease, and insane people do not know they are. We are in perilous times when the past needs to be erased-—and replace it with what???? That has never been answered/.


17 posted on 08/05/2018 7:11:56 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Reno89519
There is some irony in the fact that Abrams strongly resembles
GWTW's "Mammy" as portrayed by Hattie McDaniel.


18 posted on 08/05/2018 7:12:15 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie ("Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.")
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"Stacey Yvonne Abrams is an American politician, lawyer, romance novelist, and businesswoman who served as Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017."

"Republicans have taken aim at Democrat Stacey Abrams’ finances — specifically, the more than $50,000 in taxes she owes the Internal Revenue Service..."

19 posted on 08/05/2018 7:12:58 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Maybe a relation? More likely than Pocahontas being an Indian.


20 posted on 08/05/2018 7:14:27 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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