Politics I Propose we remove the citizens instead

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  1. Chatsworth

    Chatsworth Well-Known Member VIP

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    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/ma...-ci-confederate-monuments-20160114-story.html

    Baltimore City commission recommends removal of two Confederate monuments

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    A task force considering what to do with Baltimore's four Confederate monuments is recommending two be removed.

    The seven-member commission, appointed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, narrowly voted Thursday to remove the Roger B. Taney Monument on Mount Vernon Place and the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell.

    Six of the seven commissioners are African-Americans. The commissioners plan to submit their recommendations to the mayor in a formal report.

    "The mayor looks forward to seeing their formal report and explanation for their recommendations," said mayoral spokesman Howard Libit. "Then we'll make a decision."

    The U.S. Civil War, in which more than 700,000 (edit: WHITE) people died, was fought largely over slavery in the 1860s. As war raged on, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation declaring "that all persons held as slaves" within the Confederacy "are, and henceforward shall be free."

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  2. chrisfromvegas

    chrisfromvegas HOOLIGAN

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    I'll take em and put em in my front yard.
     
  3. sstressed

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    history is racist and is full of micro aggressions so it should be ignored or demonized. :jj:
     
  4. Stretch5000

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    On the list of problems facing Baltimore, the existence of historical monuments probably rates as dead last. The people that make up that task force aren't cut out to be in any sort of leadership roles.
     
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    I live in Baltimore.... Its all over the news, and has been for a couple months.

    All the local news intros.... What to do with Baltimore's Confederate statues....

    People never paid any attention for 100 years, until the confederate flag came down in South Carolina. They want to change the name of Robert E Lee Park.

    University of Maryland's Stadium was named Byrd Stadium, but apparently Bryrd supported segregation.... His name has been removed.
     
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    Wangold Well-Known Member

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    This Harriet Tubman statue in Harlem should also go. It's too painful of a reminder of ourt racist past.

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  7. Bro

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    The south will rise again.
     
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    The problem with America is all those Americans.:bounce:
     
  9. chrisfromvegas

    chrisfromvegas HOOLIGAN

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    Horribly terribly racist and need to removed now.
    I'll hook up a trailer and fuel my truck.
    Road trip...
     
  10. Shortwave98

    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    The south lost the war!:bounce:
     
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  11. Mr Fantastic

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    I nominate this here one as a replacement



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    chrisfromvegas HOOLIGAN

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    I don't want that one.
    It's ugly as sin.
     
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    Javaforgotme Well-Known Member Banned User

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    These folks would probably reject the idea of melting down these statues and erecting one huge one of Abraham Lincoln, because Lincoln was from a slave state, was white and has a slave's name.
     
  14. Stretch5000

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    Here's a few examples of some potential replacements:

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    YinzerMasshole Thread Vandal Gold

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    So much celebration of the guys who came in 2nd place.
     
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    Too many people with too much free time
     
  18. Stretch5000

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    Lifesize version of this would be cool:

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    Habsfan Well-Known Member

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    Lest we forget a future prison cell resident was taken from his world
     
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  20. Tanks4Nutthin

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    Baltimore should remove their clown mayor from office first
     
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