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Should Confederate Monuments Be Torn Down?

by Bradley Matthews

After Charlottesville, many on the left are calling for Confederate monuments to be removed from public — when they aren’t destroying the statues themselves! Conservatives strongly disagree, arguing that the statues have historical value.

Should monuments to Confederate veterans and leaders be torn down? Vote in our CBC reader poll! For more, check out The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Civil War HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Should Confederate monuments be torn down?

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  1. Karen lindberg

    those that hate America are destroying our history.

    November 7, 2017,6:42 pm


  2. Rusty Dewey MacThaidhg

    I say No and what I do mean is if it wasn’t for all these historical Monuments which represent the people of history such as Goerge Washington and if it was not for him, well possibility we wouldn’t be American today so keeping the Monuments is important to us and anyway the history teacher our children. Don’t people realize that these Monuments cannot defend it’s self.

    November 3, 2017,2:26 pm


  3. brenda morris

    No its our heritage an history for the future of our children

    August 30, 2017,5:02 pm


  4. Kenneth Meade

    Who is this Brenda women. Go to a bleeding heart website . We don’t need your hippie bulls $#&.

    August 22, 2017,3:22 pm


  5. Brenda Hatfield

    Who cares who he will fire next. My question is: when will he be fired?

    August 21, 2017,8:17 pm


  6. Brenda Hatfield

    No that is more ridiculous conspiracy theories by the extreme alt right, which it looks like you are Abby. We want them down because they represent RACISM in America. We should REMOVE ALL MONUMENTS PROMOTING HATE IN THIS COUNTRY!!! JUST SAYING

    August 21, 2017,7:11 pm


  7. Abby

    Islam had the Largest number of slaves in history, and still do today. The enslavement of their own women and children should be proof enough that they have no intention of not stopping their slavery traditions. When do we take a serious look at this Cult/religion, stop their arrogance where they think they are above all and the rest must die and stop their debauchery of this nation? This liberal take down of our statues is cleverly contrived by the Islamic Left-To distract from the real slave traders…Muslims! …and btw: Nazism is communism- Freedom vs Communism is a new civil war between the Left who want the NWO and the Right who believe is freedoms… (my two cents)

    August 21, 2017,6:49 pm


  8. Brenda Hatfield

    This is a direct quote from Robert E. Lee: “I think it wiser not to keep open the sores of war; follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife. Robert E. Lee”

    August 21, 2017,4:47 pm


  9. Brenda Hatfield

    And Ken Gilley, you are an OBVIOUS racist.

    August 21, 2017,4:28 pm


  10. Brenda Hatfield

    The war will never be forgotten and everyone can learn about the ugly evil of racism by ACCURATELY talking about what really happened, and the statues are stupid because everytime black people gained a civil right, stupid white racists had to put up a monument to a TRAITOR. Make no mistake, that’s what they were. Robert E. Lee even said there should NOT be monuments glorifying a failed war on their part.

    August 21, 2017,4:28 pm


  11. Ken Gilley

    Liberals hate them. Blacks hate them. Best reason I know to keep them.

    August 20, 2017,10:17 pm


  12. Lana Waldron

    The Civil War is a part of our history. I have ancestors who fought in that war as well as the Revolutionary War and the lessons those folks learned and the battles they fought made us what we are today. When we forget history we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes again. We need to be teaching history in schools again. Lincoln once said,” A Country with no regard for its past, will do little worthy remembering in the future.”

    August 20, 2017,9:47 pm


  13. ALICE

    Learn or repeat. We overcame. To deny is to fail. Our history is what made us. I sure don’t want today’s intolerance and hatred of any view but mine to mold tomorrow.

    August 20, 2017,6:41 pm


  14. Lindsay

    I don’t understand what the point is? I can’t stand the gold leafed statue of Sherman in NYC but I guess some New Yorkers must have liked him. I’d love to see it gone but I don’t expect it. All this fuss is pronouncing our differences not our common ground. I’m tired of the minority making all the choices, getting privileged treatment and having someone else pick up the tab. Really tired. A little tolerance from the left please.

    August 20, 2017,3:12 pm


  15. Lindsay

    I don’t understand what the point is? I can’t stand the gold leafed statue of Sherman in NYC but I guess some New Yorkers must have liked him. I’d love to see it gone but I don’t expect it. All this fuss is pronouncing our diffences not our common ground. I’m tired of the minority making all the choices, getting privileged treatment and having someone else pick up the tab. Really tired. It goes against my basic teachings to my children.

    August 20, 2017,3:04 pm


  16. John

    I agree with Oglet. Couls not have said it better.

    August 20, 2017,3:01 pm


  17. Oglet

    History is traditionally written by the victors of a conflict. Erecting monuments gives a greater portion of the population a voice in the aftermath of disputed principles. Our monuments serve to remind us of the importance of how our country was founded and what the dynamics were that caused conflicts. We should not destroy our monuments or our founding documents. It’s sad that the current institutions of learning are grossly negligent in teaching the truth about how and why our great country was founded. Most protesters have little or no understanding of our origins.

    August 20, 2017,2:21 pm


  18. Ernest Toseland

    Greeks had slaves, Romans owned slaves, American Indians had slaves, Muslims still own slaves. This should not be a history lesson. This is today we can only do something about today and tomorrow. The Alt- Right is not conservative or the Republican party they believe it is more in tune with the violent left they both believe in big Government , abortion and collectivism. Conservatives believe in small government , anti baby murder, and the individual. Nazis are not conservatives they are state collectivists like the communists and the Democrats they see everyone are a member of a group some they like and some they hate . Conservatives see everyone as an individual that might belong to a group but is still an individual that does not always believe in everything the group espouses.some Idaviguels in White Supremacist groups don’t necessarily believe they are better than other people but do believe they deserve equal rights despite lacking as much pigment in their skin. Just like some Individuals in Black Lives Matter don’t believe all cops are bad and trying to murder them they just want equal treatment under the law. We all have similar goals to be treated with respect and equality.

    August 20, 2017,11:15 am


  19. Princeton University

    What we witness today in America is not merely a battle of left versus right. Or of good versus evil. Or of Nazism versus communism. Such nomenclature is only the garb of those engaged in a feeding frenzy on the carcass of democracy.

    August 20, 2017,5:34 am


  20. Princeton University

    SLAVE MONUMENTS REDUX: Down the Memory Hole

    Charles Darwin was a racist. Burn his books !!!
    _______________________________________________
    Egyptians were slave owners. Tear down their pyramids !!!

    (Dr.) Sandy Kramer
    PrincetonUniversity@Cox.net

    August 20, 2017,5:30 am


  21. Mike

    He was not fired get the story strait before you ask dumb questions.

    August 19, 2017,11:43 pm


  22. Thomas Paine

    NEXT COMES THE BOOK BURNING, JUST LIKE SEEN BEFORE. Lee to the Rear

    John Reuben Thompson

    Dawn of a pleasant morning in May,
    Broke through the Wilderness cool and gray;
    While perched in the tallest tree-tops, the birds
    Were carolling Mendelssohn’s “Song without Words.”

    Far from the haunts of men remote,
    The brook brawled on with a liquid note;
    And Nature, all tranquil and lovely wore
    The smile of the spring, as in Eden of yore.

    Little by little, as daylight increased,
    And deepened, the roseate flush in the East–
    Little by little did morning reveal
    Two long glittering lines of steel;

    Where two hundred thousand bayonets gleam,
    Tipped with the light of the earliest beam,
    And the faces are sullen and grim to see
    In the hostile armies of Grant and Lee.

    All of a sudden, ere rose the sun,
    Pealed on the silence the opening gun–
    A little white puff of smoke there came,
    And anon the valley was wreathed in flame.

    Down on the left of the Rebel lines,
    Where a breastwork stands in a copse of pines,
    Before the Rebels their ranks can form,
    The Yankees have carried the place by storm.

    Stars and Stripes on the salient wave,
    Where many a hero has found a grave,
    And the gallant Confederates strive in vain
    The ground they have drenched with their blood to regain.

    Yet louder the thunder of battle roared,
    Yet a dealier fire on the columns poured;
    Slaughter infernal rode with Despair,
    Furies twain, through the murky air.

    Not far off, in the saddle there sat
    A gray-bearded man in a black slouched hat;
    Not much moved by the fire was he,
    Calm and resolute Robert Lee.

    Quick and watchful he kept his eye
    On the bold Rebel brigades close by,
    Reserves that were standing (and dying) at ease,
    While the tempest of wrath toppled over the trees,

    For still with their loud, deep, bull-dog bay,
    The Yankee batteries blazed away,
    And with every murderous second that sped
    A dozen brave fellows, alas! fell dead.

    The grand old gray-beard rode to the space
    Where Death and his victims stood face to face,
    And silently waved his old slouched hat–
    A world of meaning there was in that!

    “Follow me! Steady! We’ll save the day!”
    This was what he seemed to say;
    And to the light of his glorious eye
    The bold brigades thus made reply:

    “We’ll go forward, but you must go back”–
    And they moved not an inch in the perilous track:
    “Go to the rear, and we’ll send them to hell!”
    And the sound of the battle was lost in their yell.

    Turning his bridle, Robert Lee
    Rode to the rear. Like waves of the sea,
    Bursting their dikes in their overflow,
    Madly his veterans dashed on the foe.

    And backward in terror that foe was driven,
    Their banners rent and their columns riven,
    Wherever the tide of battle rolled
    Over the Wilderness, wood and wold.

    Sunset out of a crimson sky
    Streamed o’er a field of ruddier dye,
    And the brook ran on with a purple stain,
    From the blood of ten thousand foemen slain.

    Seasons have passed since that day and year–
    Again o’er its pebbles the brook runs clear,
    And the field in a richer green is drest
    Where the dead of a terrible conflict rest.

    Hushed is the roll of the Rebel drum,
    The sabres are sheathed, and the cannon are dumb;
    And Fate, with his pitiless band, has furled
    The flag that once challenged the gaze of the world;

    But the fame of the Wilderness fight abides;
    And down into history grandly rides,
    Calm and unmoved as in battle he sat,
    The gray-bearded man in the black slouched hat

    August 19, 2017,10:35 pm


  23. Douglas

    Congress won’t act on anything that affect their perks: private health care provided by tax payers, a salary for life at tax payers expense. The list goes on.
    They only vote on how it impacts their future. We should kick the Bums out.
    What happened to real statesmen.

    August 19, 2017,9:33 pm


  24. Al Vann

    If the Black people would read the BIBLE they would see why they even belong Adam and Eve were both white created by God why are some people black its in the Bible they were a curse put on and the man cursed was told all his ancestor would be black check it out ask your preacher.

    August 19, 2017,9:03 pm


  25. Marie Czarnecki

    The “MONUMENTS NEED TO STAY”!! They are History, these punks need to get a life and a job. History is not even taught in schools, and kids today don’t even know who their “PRESIDENT IS”!!!

    August 19, 2017,8:56 pm


  26. Al Vann

    The White people are not tearing down Martin Luther Kings so why sgould the blacjks tear down the Monument they are not hurting a thing just some rabble riser griping thats all

    August 19, 2017,8:52 pm


  27. Rick Gregory

    As you know, a statue was destroyed this week in Durham, North Carolina. The monument of a soldier was not dedicated to anyone in particular, but symbolized young men who fought for the Confederacy.
    It was pulled down and then stomped on by a crew of radical leftists, identified by the local paper as members of the Workers World Party, Industrial Workers of the World, Democrat Socialists of America, and the ubiquitous ANTIFA gang. In other words, these people are about as far left as you can go without falling off the edge of the earth.
    There is an ongoing and very uncivil war against Confederate statues. The impoverished and crime-ridden city of New Orleans recently spent more than $2-million to take down four monuments. Other cities and towns across the South are making plans to move or demolish dozens of other statues, and Baltimore trashed four monuments in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
    Some people, more of the historical ignorant, make the argument that statues of Confederate soldiers have no place in America. These men fought to defend the odious practice of slavery.
    This cannot be further from the truth.

    The Civil War, which starred on April 12, 1861 was not about slavery. It was about the country splitting apart because some states, which later made up the Confederacy, felt that their states’ rights was in jeopardy under President-elect Abraham Lincoln. The southern states, which were run by Democrats, wanted the right to maintain slavery and to advance slavery to each and every new state that came into the Union. President Lincoln did not believe in slavery; and fought for each new state to be a free state. At the time, slavery, like illegal immigration is today – which is also supported and backed by the Democrat party, was the engine of the southern economy. Their economy depended on slave labor.
    So the south fought back against what they felt was an encroachment of their freedom by the federal government, by succeeding from the Union. President Lincoln knew that if the country split apart, it will cease to be a country.

    The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. When Abraham Lincoln won election in 1860 as the first Republican president on a platform pledging to keep slavery out of the territories, seven slave states in the deep South seceded and formed a new nation, the Confederate States of America. The incoming Lincoln administration and most of the Northern people refused to recognize the legitimacy of secession. They feared that it would discredit democracy and create a fatal precedent that would eventually fragment a no-longer United States into several small, squabbling countries.

    So on April 12, 1861 the Civil War started over States Rights – not specifically about slavery in the context of eradicating it completely.
    It was not until January 1, 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that the Civil War focused primarily of abolishing slavery.
    To put it in another way – it was a war between the Republican Party (The North) who fought to end slavery, and the South – the Confederacy – the Democrat Party who supported to continue slavery.

    To that end, the statues the Left is placing a war on to remove and destroy is not about slavery. It is not a celebration of slavery. It is in remembrance of men – of people of both sides – the North and the South who fought for what they felt was right – in this context – it was a fight about States Rights. And in the end, it became about slavery that cost the lives of over 600,000 people.
    It is wrong for us to force people of centuries – indeed of any degrees of the past accountable to how we have changed and matured in the present. Indeed, if we were to jump into a time machine that would transport us back to 1861 – we could find ourselves ridiculed, shot, or placed in prison for our views of today. We would be seen as radical to them as we see the radical left is to us today.

    But in reality – what the radical left is really doing has nothing to do with slavery. Slavery is just the vehicle to drive their agenda to the ultimate goal – and that is to transform this country – to change the United States into something other than its founding. The United States is and was no different than any other country. India, Egypt, Africa, The Barbary Coast – among others – were all practicing slavery. What separates the United States from the rest of the world is that we abolished it. Where other countries still to this day, in one form or another practice slavery – the United States has eradicated it. No one in America is enslaved. No one is talking about bringing slavery back. No one in the United States sells human beings as cattle. Yet somehow the United States is to be blamed for the sins of its past. And nothing can change the past. You can remove all historical documents, art work, writings and monument you want; but what you cannot do is abolish the historical record. History is what it is and it cannot be changed.

    You cannot change the mistakes you have made in your life, yet, you have learned by those mistakes. They are valuable life’s lessons. You live to try not to repeat them and you pass those lessons on to your children.

    We are judging what our ancestors did; and generations from now, so we shall be judged. The question to ask is – which side of history do you want to be best remembered? And how will future generations learn to prevent mistakes we made and mistake of our past if they were never taught?

    August 19, 2017,8:41 pm


  28. Lin Mueller

    Why is Congress allowing this to happen? ALL statues & monuments should be PROTECTED UNDER FEDERAL LAW since they have historical significance as artifacts documenting American history. Why isn’t Congress acting on this?

    August 19, 2017,8:12 pm


  29. Clarissa

    Why the hell are we letting the democrats control the narrative? THEY LOST…NO ONE wants their Marxist agenda except the kids being indoctrinated in our far left colleges! When a party lost back in the day they would come up with new ideas and strategies now the democrats even with losing election after election they want to control us with our court system, mob rule and riots. Enough is enough, we must find a solution to take our country back!!!

    August 19, 2017,8:02 pm


  30. James

    It’s time for all of us who put Mr. Trump into office, to stand behind OUR President, and put down once and for all, all of this liberal, Marxist bull shist. We put him in office, now lets support him. Ignore all these ignorant aholes, these liberals who feel they have control. Onward Trumpster’!!!!!!

    August 19, 2017,8:00 pm


  31. Luke Lugnore

    Al Sharpton said in an interview that yes we should tear down all the confederate statues.We the people should tear down this idiot.

    August 19, 2017,7:45 pm


  32. Luke Lugnore

    its our history whether it be bad or good.Its how our USA was formed.The idiots that want to tear down the monuments should be arrested on the spot.Not let some fat slug do it in plain site

    August 19, 2017,7:39 pm


  33. Barbara Peterson

    It’s HISTORY!! Wanna burn all the history books too? Ban history from being taught in all schools??? GET A GRIP PEOPLE!! YOU ARE NOT BEING TARGETED – IT’S OVER!! TAKE A COLD SHOWER AND GIVE IT UP. GET A JOB AND DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE

    August 19, 2017,7:21 pm


  34. Frank Santora

    Good or bad, they are part of our history. To destroy them only leads to future claims that it never happened. The Israelis keep the memory of the holocaust alive so it will not be repeated. That sounds like solid thinking. It is okay to forgive those in the past for their misdeeds, but while we should never forget them, neither should we dwell on them for that breeds hatred and contempt. No one alive today has suffered under those cruel conditions as no one alive today has profited by them. We are not the infamous Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s of legend.

    August 19, 2017,5:20 pm


  35. Ray Schneider

    Just because the fascists of the left want to destroy America is no excuse to erase our history. What we really need to do is shut down the leftists and clearly reveal them for the treasonous thugs that they are.

    August 19, 2017,4:35 pm


  36. Sheila crawford

    Write your congress people or post on Facebook. An election is coming up and we hold the majority.

    August 19, 2017,4:34 pm


  37. Jane

    No, I don’t support Bannon’s firing. He has more guts that most of the Washington crowd. I wish him well.

    August 19, 2017,4:18 pm


  38. Sam Jones

    its too late Trump is trying to save us but hes up against a wall of liberal hatred. We try to please everyone and we please no one it’s over. The USA has too many “non” patriots. The illegals and others are only loyal to their own. they haved taken the USA hostage. We are no more

    August 19, 2017,4:11 pm


  39. Sam Jones

    its too late Trump is trying to save us but hes up against a wall of liberal hatred. We try to please everyone and we please no one it’s over. The USA has too many “non” patriots. The illega ls a nd others azre o ly loyasl to their own. thay ha ved ta ken the USA hostage. We are no more.

    August 19, 2017,4:07 pm


  40. Joe Huston

    Liberals will never understand that the Confederate soldier was deemed a hero in the South and is held in the same regard as the colonist who fought to win our independence from England.

    August 19, 2017,3:51 pm


  41. One2Stupid

    If these statues are so offensive why was nothing done during the administration of Americas first African-American President? During Obama’s first 2 years in office the Democrats had control of both houses and could have passed comprehensive immigration reform, “anti-statue legislation” and about anything else they wanted. Instead, all efforts went to the Affordable Care Act, which is imploding before our eyes. I would suggest that this entire mess with the statues is simply a change in the Democrats strategy. The “Russian Collusion” has gone nowhere so let’s go back to calling Republican “Racists”.

    August 19, 2017,3:46 pm


  42. Casey

    HeII no! This is liberal insanity on display!

    August 19, 2017,3:44 pm


  43. Veronica M Reimann

    .It is all part of history. What next. Burning all books that refer to the early part of this countries history. That is how Hitler came to power, causing unrest. All these groups need rounding up & vetted . I would bet dollars to donuts a large majority are not American citizens.

    August 19, 2017,3:33 pm


  44. Sheila

    This is all being orchestrated by the left. The one’s who claim to be tolerant but act intolerant. The one’s who claim to hate bigotry but act like the bigots. The one’s who want this Country’s past to be forgotten about in order to turn it into marxist socialist hellhole! People like George Soros and whoever’s connected to him. It’s their “summer of resistance”. They should read the Bible and know that the God of this Country is in control no matter what they try to do!

    August 19, 2017,3:24 pm


  45. george morris

    Not ” torn ” down but moved according to the local jurisdiction.

    August 19, 2017,3:21 pm


  46. Charles

    I hope the communist corrupt democrats has open their can of worms finally. I was a democrat at one time and my eyes were open to their corrupt ways and now I vote conservative. I’m hope there are alot more who have open their eyes to these low life scum that call themselves democrat, when they are truly communist.

    August 19, 2017,2:48 pm


  47. SK Siminov

    It’s a distraction from the jobs actually starting to move into the inner cities. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ECONOMIC PLAN US WORKING DESPITE THE COMMUNIST DEMICRATS AND THE COMMUNIST MEDIA. WE MUST GET THE WORD OUT AND VOTE OUT THE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS AND THE RINIS AND ELECT PATRIOTS THAT WANT A STRONG PRO CAPITALIST PRO PROSPERITY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WHAT ANTIFA COMMUNISTS, DEMOCRAT COMMUNISTS, and MOST OF ALL THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA PRAVDA CNN COMMUNISTS IS A COMPLETE AND TOTAL DISGRACE ON THIS GREAT NATION BUILT ON CAPITALISM AND PATRIOTISM. THESE ANTI PATRIOTS HAVE TO BE VOTED OUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF COMMUNIDM HAS WORKED, ANYWHERE!. THE BUCK STOPS WITH US. HISTORY HAS CHOSEN US TO BE THE ONES TO SAVE THE UNITED STSTES OF AMERICA FROM THE ANTIFA COMMUNISTS, THE COMMUNIST DEMICRATS, THE COMMUNIST RINOS AND THE SICK AND TWISTED COMMUNIST MAIN STREAM MEDIA. OUR NUMBERS SHOULD SWELL AS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE REALIZE PEOPLE LIKE THE CLINTON BUSH CRIME FAMILIES ARE TRYING TO STEAL AMERICA FROM US IN PLAIN SIGHT. I SAY NO WAY TRAITOR COMMUNISTS.YOU CAN GO STRAIGHT TO HELL. WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WE ARE TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK.GET OUT IF OUR WAY OR GET STEAMROLLED LOSER COMMUNISTS!

    August 19, 2017,2:46 pm


  48. Margaret T. Deemer

    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THE U.S.? READ SOME HISTORY BOOKS. GET ALL THE FACTS AND ACT LIKE CIVILIZED PEOPLE NOT UNTRAINED ANIMALS.

    August 19, 2017,2:38 pm


  49. Ann Crispigna

    Alan and Jake you make me proud to be a Conservative Patriotic American. The Dems had held the past and future of Black Americans under their thumbs for years and years. $500 million dollars disappeared under Obama to help HUD help poor Americans. The Dems figure if they take the statues down the truth will be gone that they were all Ku Klux Klan members in the beginning and now they have turned into Socialists bordering on Communists. We must stand up and not be fooled. Hypocrits.

    August 19, 2017,2:26 pm


  50. Marvin

    I just typed a comment where did you put it?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    August 19, 2017,2:26 pm


  51. Alan

    Of course the democrats (Progessives/socialists/liberals/commies) want them torn down. They are doing their best to make out the republicans/right/conservitives are racists. But you have to understand, ALL THE STATUES THEY WANT TORN DOWN ARE DEMOCRATS who fought for slavery. Just as they fought against the Civil Rights act of ’64 and applauded the Dred Scot decision, by a democrat supreme court, that said the “All Men Are Created Equal” part of the declaration of Independence did not apply to blacks as they were “INFERIOR”. Democrats, if you did not already know, THE secret is out. YOU ARE THE party of hate and racism.You can try to bury it, but we already know. And these statues when seen make a person realize that the person they are looking at does not look evil, they could be your next door neighbor. It makes you realize anyone can be evil, regardless of appearances. Look how well the DNC has done so far in that. Should we tear down the DNC HQ as well?

    August 19, 2017,2:21 pm


  52. Susan Smith

    Just another leftist Trump Derangement Syndrome! They have nothing else but to call everyone Racist!! Enough of this seriously?! You can’t erase history which is what Obama wanted he hates white people that was obvious!

    August 19, 2017,2:20 pm


  53. JAKE

    STATUES? …..& THAT WHICH SUPPORT SUPPRESSION
    the democrat party is the only party that supported slavery and still exists. it supported the confederate cause and every one of the confederate states were democrat represented in the house and senate before leaving the union and commencing the war between the states, in the defense of slavery. seems to me the democrat party needs to be toppled like general lee or stonewall jackson and put out to pasture for past crimes of slavery, the war of slavery, segregation, jim crow law passage, creation of the KKK, and on and on and on.

    August 19, 2017,2:11 pm


  54. Jack

    The Confederate monuments should stay for ALL to see.
    Death to traitors.
    Deo Vindice.

    August 19, 2017,2:00 pm


  55. Kate

    No amount of removal will remove history. The south lives with losing the war but we don’t focus on it. We focus on those that fought bravely for their beliefs – whatever they were.

    August 19, 2017,1:59 pm


  56. Thomas Paine

    BRENDA HATFIELD, MY HOUND DOG JUST CREATED A MONUMENT FOR YOU AND ALL LEFTIST IDIOTS. COME AND GET IT, IT’S DRAWING LEFTIST FLIES.

    August 19, 2017,1:55 pm


  57. Jackalyn Morrison

    I agree with what Katterkat said and it was right on need to leave them alone it is history

    August 19, 2017,1:53 pm


  58. Raj Mitchell

    I am sad to see what is going on in our great country. u can take down the monuments but can’t erase the history. Every era had its own history and no one can erase it.

    August 19, 2017,1:42 pm


  59. Gerald Herr

    I thought Blacks wanted their ROOTS….these are the roots, good , bad or whatever, roots are roots…like relatives, you don’t pick them.

    August 19, 2017,1:41 pm


  60. Rich

    Keep our history the way it is.

    August 19, 2017,1:39 pm


  61. Miiss Vinney Puckett

    The statues need to remain as a reminder that we never let sides divide us into another Civil War. Respect each other in viewpoints.. Not with violence. Our enemies are rejoicing in seeing us kill each other.

    August 19, 2017,1:31 pm


  62. Nancy Burden

    The monuments is a record of history. You can’t erase history no matter how bad you may think it was.

    August 19, 2017,1:23 pm


  63. Sande Glaspie

    This is our country…..not the radicals. Our history is just what it is and we all learn from it, but to turn it over to those who want to destroy our country is wrong.

    August 19, 2017,1:22 pm


  64. Kay Matthews

    Monuments belong to all Americans, not just radical, rabid idiots.

    August 19, 2017,1:20 pm



  65. Sam Jones

    So funny the liberals are vandalizing the statues of liberals. To put it in ter.z they may understand the democrates are vandalizing the statues of democrates. The Democrates were for slavery. So funny the brains of the left meaning liberals or democrats or Hillary lovers.

    August 19, 2017,1:16 pm


  66. Helen

    History should not be erased — it should guide us to do what is right.

    August 19, 2017,1:16 pm


  67. Frank

    Taking down a statue will not undo what happened 100 plus years ago.

    August 19, 2017,1:07 pm


  68. Francis Einhaus

    History is History to be saved for history of our country – good or bad if it is history!!

    August 18, 2017,5:52 pm


  69. Katterkat

    Since they are attacking the Slave owners why cant we get rid of everything that has to do with Mohamad. He was a big slave owner. The Mosques are monuments to him. He was a pedophile, rapist sex slave driver and men slaves were for both pleasures.

    August 18, 2017,1:10 pm


  70. Katterkat

    When did the Minority get what they want? I always thought Majority ruled. Why are we destroying our Past?
    So with that why don’t we get rid of all of the Past. No Slavery Happened. No Revolutionary war. No Civil War. No Trails of Tears. No 911. No Charlottesville. No Pulse Shooting. No one killed anyone. Start fresh today. So no one will have anything to fight about. Lets hit that reset button to start a new now.

    August 18, 2017,1:06 pm


  71. William

    It is sad for those who do not know what the civil war was really fought about. As for the removal of the civil war / confederate monuments, I oppose. If this is the case, then we shall remove any and all of our historical monuments. Regardless of the its history or civil movement that it may remind us.

    August 18, 2017,9:04 am


  72. Joe Tiporudo

    The saddest thing is having to even ask.

    August 18, 2017,8:16 am


  73. Jim Hays

    Yes, and let’s also destroy all history books relating to this. And while we’re at it, Oct ties with England. They didn’t want us to have freedom.

    August 18, 2017,8:16 am


  74. princeton67

    SLAVE MONUMENTS REDUX: Down the Memory Hole

    Charles Darwin was a racist. Burn his books !!!

    ________________________________________________________________________

    Egyptians were slave owners. Tear down their pyramids !!!

    (Dr.) Sandy Kramer
    PrincetonUniversity@Cox.net

    August 18, 2017,12:43 am


  75. Robert

    History cannot and should not be rewritten yo suit liberals eay of thinking! Read 1984…is this the society you want!? If so…move to another country…ecountry…ee do not want nor need you here!

    August 17, 2017,8:16 pm


  76. STANLEY

    The left are just like ISIS , as they wish to tear down monuments of groups they oppose, as slave holders, will they also get rid of Washington, Jefferson, etc. rename schools Washington and Lee, etd. do away with cities and states named for slave owners, and when they come into power do the same in some future year do the same to meat eaters, heterosexuals, etc.? While in college I was head of YAF, and I dropped out when at a state meeting I could not get a second to a resolution going on record opposing extremist of the right–at that time the Klan and the John Birch Society, as well as the draft card, flag burning leftists and rioters. One of my daughters married a Black, who is darker than Obama, and is a Conservative Republican. I am a member of the Sons of the Confederacy, two of my grand-fathers on my mother’s side , one was a Col. from South Carolina, the other a private from Florida, who was wounded at Gettysburg. In last election I voted for the libertarian candidate. I support most of what Trump has proposed, just not the tweets and comments he makes, . Trump is right about there being good people on both sides, not all are racists or bigots, all the left and the press will not acknowledge such and even some of our so called Conservative Republican members of Congress.

    August 17, 2017,7:10 pm


  77. Jane

    I disagree with Brenda Hatfield’. Her statement, “Your 97% is only about 30% of America, so YOU DON’T COUNT” is full of hate.

    August 17, 2017,6:40 pm


  78. Raymond

    The people that are allowing these statues to be torn down is the left wing judges in the states supreme courts.But the traitor Republicans could do something about it if they chose to..But we all know what they have become..Spineless,gutless cowardly traitors against the conservative party

    August 17, 2017,5:46 pm


  79. Raymond

    I agree with you 100% Ginger Sale

    August 17, 2017,5:42 pm


  80. Raymond

    Chief 1937,The reason all of the left wing radical groups are succeeding with tearing down all the monuments that have something to do with the civil war is because of the Left Wing Judges.The Democrats,and liberal radicals have the law on their side.But also I blame the pussy Republicans,because they do nothing to prevent this from happening.They could prevent this if they got off their fat asses.Most of the Republican politicians are traitors against the president of trying to bring him down.They are as much to blame of what is going on in Washington as the Democrats.They are spineless,gutless,cowards.Wait until 2018,many of them will be voted out of office.And do not feel uncomfortable about that,because there is no difference between the two parties.None what so ever

    August 17, 2017,5:40 pm


  81. Virginia Peiffer

    THE STATUES REPRESENT MEN WHO WENT TO WAR TO FIGHT WHAT THEY FELT WERE RIGHT. THEY WERE GOOD MEN INNOCENT MEN AND THEY BECAME PART OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HISTORY AND SO YOU ALL ALLOW THE BLACKS TO GET WHAT THEY WANT. WELL HOW. ABOUT THIS. ALL NATIVE AMERICANS WANT THEIR LAND BACK SO RETURN FROM WHERE YOU ALL CAME. WE DONT. NEED THE BLACK AND WHITE FIGHT TO CONTINUE. AND WE ALL KNOW BLM WELL ITS YOUR KIDS THAT ARE KILLING BLACKS. SO LETS RID OUR COUNTRY OF BLACK STATUES OF FAMOUS CIVIL WAR BLACKS WHO FOUGHT ON BOTH SIDES TEAR THISE STATUES DOWN NOW. NOT TOMORROW BUT NOW THEY CAUSED TROUBLE TOO SO BE RID OF THEM ALL. AND SEE HOW IT FEELS. OUR FOREFATHERS CAME HERE TO BE FREE. AND THE BLACKS ARE STOPPING THAT FROM HAPPENING. WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE

    August 17, 2017,4:47 pm


  82. chief 1937

    97% of the population agrees the Confederate monuments should stand so in order to please we let the 3% govern our actions. Something badly wrong with this scenario. If we give in on this next will be the monuments in Washington,DC like Lincoln memorial Washington statue even the statue of liberty. It must stop someplace mainly right now.

    August 17, 2017,4:27 pm


  83. walter siebert

    What’s next washington monument, this is our history like it or not. A lot of good American lost their lives on both sides, we should never forget that !!!!

    August 17, 2017,4:18 pm


  84. Meklit

    It is uncivil, most third world countries movement woh has anger againest their government targets the countries’s for distruction.

    August 17, 2017,4:15 pm


  85. Susan Smith

    Why do they keep trying to erase history? First it’s statues that offend them then it will be books, paintings, etc.. when does it end? It won’t because everything offends the left they have Trump Derangement Syndrome! Grow the hell up? Really people? Seriously? Get a life!

    August 17, 2017,3:58 pm


  86. Doc Freeman

    We in America are not like the radial Islamic people who destroy history from other civilations. We must never forget our history or we will repeat it. We need all these statues for reminders of what we don’t want to happen in America again. People who want these taken down have not been educated about them and history. It is a shame they don’t have the common sense to at least look up what each of these status really stand for and what so many Like General Robett E. Lee did after the civil war.

    August 17, 2017,3:36 pm


  87. Ginger Sale

    The confederate statues have been removed-so should the statues of Martin Luther King & all statues related to black history. White say that those statues of King & others are offensive to them. What’s good for one side is also good for the other side. Take away Black History month I find it offensive.

    August 17, 2017,2:06 pm


  88. Andrew Blake

    The lefties/pinkos/communists/progressivists/Democrats/feminists/queers will do anything to get rid of states’ rights. Bring on the centralized nanny government. Fools!

    August 17, 2017,12:14 pm


  89. Bud

    Let’s just tear down the idiots who tear down the history.

    August 17, 2017,10:27 am


  90. Daniel Murray

    they are part of the history of America and they are not hurting any one tear down one statue of the south then the statues of the north should be torn down they are just as bad as each other

    August 17, 2017,9:49 am


  91. Fergus O'Reilly

    The Confederacy is a defeated enemy of the United States of America and should not be memorialized using public spaces.

    August 17, 2017,9:32 am


  92. Carol

    They belong in museums

    August 17, 2017,8:54 am


  93. Paul carmichael

    This has been going on for some time now especially since Obamas tenure Those statues and monuements are part of our history, legacy, and heritage.. A lot of men N&S gave their lives in this conflict. This would dishonor all of them.Those liberals pushing this are very wrong on this issue. Why tear down a monument because of an event over 100 years ago. An inanimate piece of stone cannot be hurting no one. They say it brings up memories of repression. The real problem is in the Bible HATE. We cannot live in the past. Instead of America progressing we are regressing. Our nation is not going anywhere. Becaus of our poor education system “common core” most our children know nothing of our history,legacy or heritage. 1 last thing I will remind you all that when the Nazis took over Germany one of the first things they did was to burn books on history and cultures they did not like because they got their own way and second they TORE DOWN MONUEMENTS and STATUES of anything in the past they did not fit their ideology. Our freedom has been violated. If we let the socialist continue this we are no better than the Nazis

    August 17, 2017,6:58 am


  94. Cookie

    Martin Luther King was a racist, he spoke bad about gay people. That makes him a racist. Take down his monuments and rename all the buildings and streets with his name on them.

    August 17, 2017,3:07 am


  95. Philip Iorio

    If we are going to allow these liberal morons to take down all of our history statues, then lets start taking down all Martin Luther King statues as well as rename all streets named after him!

    August 17, 2017,12:56 am


  96. Richard L Baker

    This is nothing but a ploy by liberals to cause further hate and discontent among the people. These monuments have stood for years and all of a sudden they are a problem. No the problem is liberals, and big money from Soros.

    August 17, 2017,12:47 am


  97. Shelba Herring

    How do you erase history, the civil war is a part of American history and the civil war monuments is just that, a monument, to honor the men who fought for the south, the south would have won if they had had the factory’s and resources that the north possessed, if you read your history without prejudice you will see that we are lucky to still be one nation and not split like Korea and Vietnam

    August 17, 2017,12:38 am


  98. Cheryl Holmes

    No of course not. If they want them down, then they need to do it right, put it to a vote. Oh yea, votes don’t matter anymore. Brainwashed. Something clicked in their brains and now they are the zombies we have been joking about. Feeding on hate, bigotry, on and on ad naseum. We’ve had since Trevon Martin and Ferguson, Michael Brown, and others I can’t remember right now.,where we have seen time and time again the law not being enforced, and we are still seeing it, until a genuine white guy does do something and pow, they are going to skin him alive. Notice how fast they are going to hang this guy. yea, the guy is crud and he deserves it, but look at it from the standpoint of color and you see a pattern here. What do we do about it? Trump says both sides are to blame, it’s getting out of hand, we need to come together and the flakes are in meltdown mode again. I’d laugh if it weren’t so damn serious. That killing line was crossed, what’s to stop them from killing more people. We need law enforcement to do their jobs before we actually do need Martial Law in these areas. And we seriously do not want that line to be crossed!

    August 17, 2017,12:04 am


  99. J.R. Long

    Civil War has been here ever since the Black Lives Matter movement started. which automatically then began the separation of races. So now all the lunni-tunes want in for attention, thinking attention is Power, instead it creates chaos. Liberalism definitely needs to be eradicated from all societies it is Satan’s work, no doubt.

    August 16, 2017,11:57 pm


  100. Marylane

    Every great nation will fall. The American culture is gone. Patriotism and loyalty are essential in every nation. People all over the world are looking down on us. We destroy everything that made this country great. Who would visit a city that is ruined and without a history to show? I’m so sad because I came to this country years ago and really thankful to have the opportunity to do great things because we have laws that protect people. Slavery is wrong. But, that was in the past. Like wars, the slaves fought hard for freedom that we now all enjoy. What if the slaves didn’t come to the US? Where would they be now? We let illegal immigrants now for the same reasons. Aren’t cheap labors to clean, farm, build etc same as slaves? What happened to common sense?

    August 16, 2017,11:55 pm


  101. Lori

    Civil War is coming, and God will win and evil people will die slow and hard.

    August 16, 2017,11:41 pm


  102. terry

    my family om both sides immigrated some in the late 17 hundreds, but most during the potato famine, and they fought and died in the civil war, one even died in Andersonville. the ones from the north fought the rebels and it years to heal but it is our heritage its our history and should be protected( the blacks can de understandably be bitter but what the south did to them in the later times can not be tolerated

    August 16, 2017,11:39 pm


  103. Hernando

    People are looking for reasons to destroy these United States of America. I believe these destructive people are getting paid to attend the rallies. Real rallies do not destroy properties and do not physically harm others.

    August 16, 2017,11:13 pm


  104. Linda Recktor

    Heck no. All our monuments are there for a reason. The snowflakes aren’t taught any history, therefore it means nothing to them.

    It took an epic event for these monuments to be erected. It memorializes those individuals involved. The state governors should have the courage to put an ultimatum to these rampant acts of destruction. The Muslim that sat in the WH said he was going to bring change…and he sure did , but the wrong kind of destructive change. May he burn in hell for the hell that is being raised in our once peaceful cities.

    August 16, 2017,10:59 pm


  105. Tom Clark

    Next will be Ronald McDonald statues. The American flag… The Christmas Tree, has already met its demise. No More!!!!!!

    August 16, 2017,10:45 pm


  106. Brenda Kellner

    I think it is dangerous to try and erase history. We need to remember the wrong as well as the good things we’ve done.

    August 16, 2017,10:45 pm


  107. Brenda Kellner

    Should Slavery be taken out of every book as well then?

    August 16, 2017,10:44 pm


  108. Braulio Vera

    So, when are they going to remove the Statue of liberty? How about the war memorials? , why not mount Rushmore. When are these liberals going to stop..

    August 16, 2017,10:14 pm


  109. Sam Jones

    The media by repeating lies after lies and repeating same ones over and over again to forse us its true. Their treating us all as if we’re all liberal puppets. Easy to mold form, control. But it actually is insulting to us Conservative.

    August 16, 2017,9:46 pm


  110. ileana stipes

    Tearing down statues will not eliminate the cruelty and ignorance of what those people did , in the country of LIBERTY and JUSTICE for ALL, the statues should be used to remember , and educate, present and future generations, so that this cruelty should never happen again. Tearing down and hiding, is a denial of what happenned. it does not educate. They shoul be reminders of stupidity, backwardness, and absolute ignorance,.This shuld be seriously emphasized. Helen

    August 16, 2017,9:33 pm


  111. Charles A. Pilkinton

    These monuments represent past history. It’s crazy to destroy our history. If you destroy Confederate, then do you destroy Union Monuments also, and then books? This absurd crazy behavior has got to stop now!

    August 16, 2017,9:19 pm


  112. rick metzger

    u can’t wrase history n why would u want to?

    August 16, 2017,9:00 pm


  113. joseph myatt jr

    We are watching History Repeat its self! Take away the Guns and you control the People“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” Sway and To control and sware the Masses you must use Propaganda to do so“Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.” “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    August 16, 2017,8:49 pm


  114. joseph myatt jr

    Have we seen yet any Law Enforcement try to stop these Riots, or stop these ones from Destroying Historical Statues? We saw on the News what happened in Raliegh NC and not one Law Enforcement officers were nowhere to be found, only to arrest one Black College woman,Just One woman? Come on! We all have seen Law Enforcement just always stand back and do nothing at all,but their orders come from higher up… We all see things getting well to Far out of control and my question next instead of clubs and bats what will they all end using next time. We are coming to Marshall Law declaration. The USA is starting to become like a Third world country

    August 16, 2017,8:35 pm


  115. Warren cain

    Should not destroy history ! Ever ! Learn from it !

    August 16, 2017,8:29 pm


  116. joseph myatt jr

    It is the Left wing Media and people like Maxine Waters who are and keep stirring up all these violent protesters, Maxine Waters has never been for helping out for her Race ever and lives in over a 2.4 million home..The Media is not going to stop until they end up starting a Civil War and blame Trump for it. President Trump well before he was President was on live TV stated he was totally against David Duke, Neo Nazis, and all the other racist hate groups out there, But the Left wing Media has shown that News Video yet, nor will they..What about the Black lives Members who shot those policemen, or attacking Trump supporter at many of his Rally’s?? or all the other riots? Not one Left wing Media has not said a word about any of it..In Charlottesville with a sign caught on video on the News Said in big large Bold Print “Black Lives Matter” has any left wing media shown that.Hell No….

    August 16, 2017,8:22 pm


  117. Terry

    The Demo^n+s are once again trying to start a Civil War, because they lost the 1st one, and now they’re trying to win this one.

    August 16, 2017,8:19 pm


  118. Cheryl Patnaude

    Yes confederate monuments should be taken down and have the Norths civil war heros placed there instead because they stood against enslaving our brothers Let me ask those who want them in the south one thing. Would you want The norths civil war generals put in place of the confederates generals? Probably not. Do you think it would cause tension between the north and the south? Probably would.

    August 16, 2017,8:17 pm


  119. joseph myatt jr

    Check History: The Civil War was not about the Blacks or Slavery at all, not to close to the end of the that President Lincoln made it about Slavery.

    August 16, 2017,8:07 pm


  120. joseph myatt jr

    Maybe we should Tear down all the famous Black Statues all over the country, would that be viewed as Racist ??

    August 16, 2017,8:05 pm


  121. Jerry

    Breda Hatfield
    You are a morron.Go suck some
    more liberal dick

    August 16, 2017,7:54 pm


  122. Diane Hamp

    This is our history, like it or not. I also think the Confederate Flag can be flown. This is America. When people destroy property they should be arrested and social security numbers taken and then the amount of damage should be born and paid by the people that did the destruction. Let the police return to the good old days and do the job they were trained for instead of being afraid to do anything because it might upset these minority groups.

    August 16, 2017,7:42 pm


  123. Mike Moses

    Our history is being destroyed by COMMON CORE. They are teaching a system that is nothing but indoctrination. Get rid of it !!!

    August 16, 2017,7:34 pm


  124. Jerry

    That’s government property paid
    By the tax payers.They should
    be arrested

    August 16, 2017,7:30 pm


  125. Susan

    Let’s start by destroying the tomb of the unknown soldier. Might offend freedom haters. Next we can move along and destroy the Alamo and say just forget it. Then
    we can move on and destroy the monuments at Pearl Harbor (might offend the Japanese) , then get rid of the New World Trade Center (might offend jihadists)
    Where will it end? Pretty soon there will be nothing left to destroy! What would these loony leftists do then?

    August 16, 2017,7:29 pm


  126. Ken

    Brenda Hatfield (of the Hatfield’s & McCoy fame???) I have been, lived in most of the 50 states during my 20+ year military career. Back in the 50’s I was amazed at the amount of racism. Being from northern North Dakota & being sent to Key West, FL for school, I saw things I’d never seen or heard before. I sat down with a nice grandmotherly looking lady on a bus from Miami to K.W. She said that I probably didn’t want to sit there. I asked her why. She said that white folk don’t sit with black folks. I didn’t really understand. Then I was a 6’2″ ND Norwegian boy fresh from the north. I told her I was sitting where I wanted to. We had a really good discussion during the trip. When we got to K.W. I helped her off of the bus & opened the door for her. I said Negros Only above the door. So, I went in with her & sat there waiting for the base bus to come & get me. She said that I could get into a lot of trouble. Fresh out of boot camp & in the best fighting form of I live, I basically said anyone objecting could bring it on, but they’d be sorry.
    The reason for this build up Brenda, is because when you bring out the broad brush to paint, you are bound to get paint in the wrong place. In my hometown, there is a monument in the G.A.R. cemetery where both my parents are buried. It is to the Grand Army of the Republic. It is a group of union soldiers. Should we take it down? There are statues of governors who let the locals drive out the Mormons from Ohio, & Illinois. James K. Polk refused to right the injustice when the Mormon’s land & homes were taken from them. After about 12 years in the navy, I ended up on the USS James K. Polk, a nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine. Didn’t refuse to serve there. In fact, I contributed to the “Polkin Along” newspaper we had on board. Just proud to serve my country & living in the present rather back when I wasn’t even here. My children have been taught that racism has no place in our family or in the country. They seem to have taken it to heart. One of our daughters married a Pacific Islander & the oldest married an African-American. Our grandchildren & great-grandchildren are near & dear to our hearts. They also have a great love for the country. Thankfully, we have been able to help them to see through the bigotry & racism that you seem to harbor from the left’s perspective. I don’t blame you though. Too much of what is taught today in schools is for slanted that it distorts everything. The one thing that we must do – without clubs, rocks, etc. is to learn to disagree without being disagreeable. May you find a brush that fits the picture better.

    August 16, 2017,7:27 pm


  127. mikel

    GREAT POINTS C WELLS…..Why are we not concentrate on NOW like modern human trafficking and slavery in today’s world. If they really wanted to make a difference this would be a agenda.

    August 16, 2017,7:13 pm


  128. Jim Matthews

    It is part of the countries history. But the liberals and Supremists and blacks who have never been a part of that history just like to STIR SHIT!

    August 16, 2017,7:08 pm


  129. C Wells

    Giving respect to those soldiers from the South (Confederate Army) were brave men who fought for America and didn’t fight for the right to own slaves. Rebel Troops fought bravely to preserve the South and Southern Freedom. I fought in Vietnam and believe me, they loved America First and were just protecting their Families and State. I respect anyone who respect our history.
    Today we have slavery of “Human’s in Prostitution and Dopers” who are treated worse than any slaves in the pass. No one wants to except any type of “Slavery towards Anyone” but the facts are….. slavery exist today.

    Those who protested this weekend, were mostly honorable patriots standing up for their Rights under the 1st Amendment.

    August 16, 2017,7:02 pm


  130. mikel

    We are talking about the same uncontrollable crying baby ass thumb sucking curled up in a fetal position needing counselling voters. We have let the left get by with so much and have a free ride we caused part of this. Still hard to believe miss bleach it crooked hillary walked free.Never been a nazi sympathizer never will be. I do believe this Country history should not be erased because of a pussified society.

    August 16, 2017,6:55 pm


  131. James

    This is a part of American History, and like the Russian Revolution in Russia , must be retained as a very special part of American History. The Civil War is our special history. Those monuments represent our special history. These people who want this removal are ,for me, communist, Marxist bastards. DNC is commie, left bastards.

    August 16, 2017,6:55 pm


  132. bcmarshall

    Sam Jones is full of crap. The Civil War was about slavery. Look up the Articles of Secession for each state and you’ll see that slavery was there in every one of them.

    August 16, 2017,6:51 pm


  133. Ken

    Jon Laubert, you need to dig into the reason that “3/5” is there. The word “all” as used in the Constitution would seem to include all mankind as understood in the culture of the time. It is only since P.C. has made in nasty to use words to identify – pardon my speech – men & women. Persons does include all without question, but back shortly after the Constitution was written, I was attending history classes in high school. My history teacher, Miss Larson, didn’t seem to have any problem as she brought our American history to life.

    August 16, 2017,6:49 pm


  134. Nellie Umfress

    No. It will now help if we tear down all the statues and monuments in the United States. Some people are so full of hate they just want to tear down our history thinking that will solve the problem. That is just going to make people who are against removing all the statues and monuments hate the people who are removing them. It always amazes me that a small group of officials, mostly liberals can get away with making that decision. What about the law that states no one can vandalize and remove these statues and monuments. My mom always said, “In the last days wise men will become foolish.” Boy was she right.

    August 16, 2017,6:49 pm


  135. karen janckila

    Destroying history is an old communist tactic. The poor. misguided black people in America have no idea what slavery under communism would be like and the weak willed pandering congressman of both parties have sold out to their demands

    August 16, 2017,6:47 pm


  136. Rick

    And we should probably be wary of Brenda

    August 16, 2017,6:44 pm


  137. Charles

    Just remember this communist corrupt move that the liberal democrats have so far gotten away with on 2018 and 2020 an vote them all out of office. The democrat party is a criminal org. Just look who they support.

    August 16, 2017,6:43 pm


  138. Sam Jones

    1.
    The civil war was about state rights.

    2.
    These are not the United States any more but the divided states. We have too many ideologies believes differences it will never be and unable to change its too late. We will implode upon ourselves thats when other country’s will take us over. The USA will look like the terrain in Mad Max

    August 16, 2017,6:36 pm


  139. Phillip Johnston

    Destroying these monuments is the same mentality as ISIL in destroying the ancient buildings in Iraq,

    August 16, 2017,6:33 pm


  140. Rick

    Next these idiot liberals will want to destroy all American history books. Say no to them.

    August 16, 2017,6:29 pm


  141. John Null

    As a person who was raised both in the South and North West, ABSOLUTLY NOT! Is not about the south or north, it is about the history of the United Sates. The liberal elites are trying to wipe out any referral to our history. What if Europe had it’s history destroyed? As well as the rest of the world. Mankind and his past is destroyed. If the liberals don’t like our wonderful and God ordained history, get the hell out. My grand parents came from Germany, France, Holland and Scotland. Made America a success through hard work, God fearing faith and integrity. All of you brain washed, “college” educated dummies, need to go sit in Africa, Mid East, or other poor country for a year. Shut up and build up America. Old Navy John

    August 16, 2017,6:23 pm


  142. Jon Laubert

    The Constitution should be Revised and amended. Written in today’s English and understandably-written; and amendments should liberate the textof Historical errors, e. g. The terms “Indian” and “3-5ths” should be removed and “Women” should be recognized as existing as equals.

    August 16, 2017,6:14 pm


  143. Robert

    You don’t destroy history. You learn from it or you repeat it. Why are we letting ignorant people leading so called educated people down this gloom and doom road. History is real it’s who we are. Learn from our mistakes and improve our communities. We are Americans we know the difference between right and wrong.

    August 16, 2017,6:12 pm


  144. Douglas Drescher

    It was horrible what happened but everybody elcs protest but white people can’t. That’s the United States of America. And if wasn’t for the people they hate they wouldn’t have that right.

    August 16, 2017,6:11 pm


  145. Scotty

    This is what government education has caused. The civil war wasn’t just about slavery but trade “$”. Some things haven’t changed allot.

    August 16, 2017,6:10 pm


  146. Douglas Drescher

    It was horrible what happened but everybody elcse protest but white people can’t. That’s the United States of America. And if wasn’t for the people they hate they wouldn’t have that right.

    August 16, 2017,6:10 pm


  147. Tim Mee

    Good or bad this is our history and our heritage and to make sure it doesn’t happen again we must let ALL monuments, statues, etc stay so everyone knows what happened. There were MANY good people who died in this conflict on both sides that didn’t believe in slavery or racism. They fought for states rights and their way of life (right or wrong). To deny your history you will be destined to repeat it in the future, Where will it end? Will we have to remove George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, etc because they owned slaves? Are we to wipe off the face of the earth the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial and all other Civil War battlefields across the country? I guess we should do the same with any American Revolution battlefields like Bunker Hill and Yorktown!! While we are at it lets get rid of anything to deal with the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts And LETS not CELEBRATE Thanksgiving Day (no more football games either!!!). Where does this Leftist INSANITY end!!! It will end when good people come to their senses and realize this is Bull Crap !!

    August 16, 2017,6:10 pm


  148. Douglas Drescher

    It was horrible what happened but everybody else protest but white people can’t. That’s the United States of America. And if wasn’t for the people they hate they wouldn’t have that right.

    August 16, 2017,6:09 pm


  149. Robert Gray

    These people need to get over this shit we the people are sick and tired of all the racism from the left.they to get a job or something .

    August 16, 2017,6:08 pm


  150. Douglas Drescher

    The confederats stood on what they believed. Brother fought brother. Both sides wanted Robert lee and he sided with the south. People need to learn the real history not what they want to hear. Lincoln put slavery in it to get the blacks to help fight to preserve the union.

    August 16, 2017,6:04 pm


  151. madmemere

    Foolish people, destroying their own history; what do you leave your children and grandchildren now? They will never have any knowledge of their own origins, nor what sacrifices their own forebears made so they could exist and be happy in a
    free world” – -all because their parents were given the right to BE STUPID and used it.

    August 16, 2017,6:01 pm


  152. James morgans

    We need to know our history so it will not be repeated during our future. We are having our version of Aron spring and we must stop it. Our young people of this day and age are wet behind the ears and they must be forced to grow up and be held accountable for their actions

    August 16, 2017,5:58 pm


  153. Kenneth Meade

    I miss the America I grew up in. I’ve grown weary of these left wingnuts.Stop the world I want to get off.

    August 16, 2017,5:56 pm


  154. Mark

    Why Not?! The Nazi’s did the same things. (Albeit the Jews and Books they didn’t like.) The Muslim Terrorists ISIS do it all the time destroying 2500 year old statues and temples they do not like. The Liberal Democrats are no different than them as to “If you don’t like it and you disagree with it then destroy it and remove it from history!”

    August 16, 2017,5:51 pm


  155. Sam Jones

    Hillary wears pant suits!

    August 16, 2017,5:46 pm


  156. Sam Jones

    Democrats are the party of slavery. We must hide/put all democrates in North and South poles. Out of sight of children and sensitive people.

    August 16, 2017,5:43 pm


  157. Denise Thomas

    They need to teach our history in school again and its importance instead of trying to erase our history

    August 16, 2017,5:43 pm


  158. robert

    absolutely not, this kind of thinking from the radical left is what finally churning up the conservative right and we are mad enough is enough. I hope we can fill congress this cycle with enough republicans to change America back.

    August 16, 2017,5:43 pm


  159. Jim

    They mean many things to different people. For instance, should the relatives of R.E. Lee be imprisoned just because their descendants. How ridiculous would that be. It makes a past that was dark but America has transformed. Dr. King condemned homosexuality should we tear down his monuments. There are lots of monuments throughout the country that mark our history. No I agree with Mr. Trump there has been a period of hatred and race baiting for the last eight years and beyond that has been building. The left has been instrumental in this and of course the lame GOP has gone along because their paid spineless and weak trolls.

    August 16, 2017,5:43 pm


  160. Pamela Myers-Lewis

    Apparently 99% of the people who want monuments torn down are social justice warriors who always have to be upset about something. I think we need to leave our monuments up as a testimony to our moral evolution as a culture. We can educate our children about the past, which the left is increasingly unwilling to do. And these monuments are beautiful works of art; barbarians destroy art.

    August 16, 2017,5:42 pm


  161. Allbert R. Pryor

    What would happen to all the historical civil war battlefields, if all Confederate monuments were removed?.This is absurd and shows how uneducated these protesters really are.I can understand not being allowed to fly or display the confederate flag. (There is only one Flag that should fly over our nation-the Stars and stripes not the stars and bars.But destroying monuments is not the way to go.

    August 16, 2017,5:41 pm


  162. James Barrett

    I want my children and grandchildren to know Thier roots so start tearing your shit down like your muzzy mosques and send them rag heads packing!

    August 16, 2017,5:41 pm


  163. Clarissa

    We cannot let the left control the narrative on how we speak, what can be taken down or left in place. They want our crosses removed, no nativity scenes, they think they can stop us from saying Christmas and force men into our women’s bathrooms. They would push for a mosque and affirmative action for refugees and illegal immigrants making us second class citizens and they wonder why they keep losing elections?! I think they have lost not only their moral compass but their common sense too!

    August 16, 2017,5:39 pm


  164. Sam Jones

    Democratic party is the partyy of Slavery, Fact! Lock them all up since you can’t knock therm down.

    August 16, 2017,5:38 pm


  165. James Barrett

    I’m tired of people trying to take away and destroy what our forefathers fought and died for.I’m a Texas by burth,Texas by choice and southern 100%..BLM ran rampant leaving behind nothing but death and destruction and no one ever said or did anything. This is our heritage, our legacy,our country and we are tired of eating shit and having it shoved down our throats! The south will fight, we’ve sit still too long! God Bless the South and Confederacy!!

    August 16, 2017,5:37 pm


  166. Gail

    Hitler burned books then people. These sick minded AntiAmerican ,ANTI DECENCY KKK and those thinking they are more American and know what is best for our Country, need to be arresed . jailed and convicted of their actions.

    August 16, 2017,5:35 pm


  167. Jeffery Rightmire

    No. The left is out of their minds. If you try to erase history it is bound to repeat itself. These monuments are about heritage, not slavery or anything else. MAGA !

    August 16, 2017,5:33 pm


  168. Patsy

    Absolutely NOT!! Michelle Obama once said in a speech, “Barack will change history!” I wondered how one would change history. Now I know. Destroy and/or obliterate it from all material and destroy any emblems of our history. Our children and their children have a right to know what made America great. Obama said in his speech, ” We are about to FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE America,” AND NOW WE KNOW WHAT HE MEANT.

    August 16, 2017,5:31 pm


  169. Russell

    Hell no

    August 16, 2017,5:30 pm


  170. Clarissa

    If the left is allowed to tear down monuments, take down our crosses, not allow nativity scenes than is the right allowed to tear down mosques? Maybe than they can understand the outrage Americans have for them trying to control us!!!

    August 16, 2017,5:29 pm


  171. Joseph Merkler

    The democrat party is Now and Forever the ‘Guilty Party’!

    August 16, 2017,5:28 pm


  172. Joseph Merkler

    The democrat party is Now and Forever the ‘Guilty Party!

    August 16, 2017,5:27 pm


  173. Tim

    Absolute not. It is part of our great countries history. I can’t believe the lefts mentality. As a side note, I am fed up with the Republican Party not standing behind president Trump, they should be backing him up not joining the left to bring him down

    August 16, 2017,5:24 pm


  174. James Hershberger

    My 2-cents is this: monuments honoring soldiers who took the field and were shot at by the Union should not be torn down. CSA had conscription; so soldiers drafted into service.

    August 16, 2017,5:23 pm


  175. Debbie Brewer

    Look up Lincoln’s speech that dedicated the hallowed grown that buried all…ALL…Confederate and Union soldiers..when many were wanting on the Union (worthy) men to be buried there..HIS SPEECH SHOULD SET THE PRESIDENT…He denounced that idea and his speech said it should honor ALL WHO DIED..It wasn’t a very popular speech but gained acceptance by most Americans at the time..That was when a person was elected by popular vote and it was honored..not today…He would turn over in his grave if he know the disrespect given to the office of the President because the Dems didn’t get their way..

    August 16, 2017,5:20 pm


  176. Brenda Hatfield

    Your 97% is only about 30% of America, so YOU DON’T COUNT

    August 16, 2017,5:19 pm


  177. Brenda Hatfield

    We don’t want to forget, but we don’t need to glorify. And that’s what racists are doing when they leave them up as a monument. And they are coming down and that is amazing. Baltimore removed 4 last night. Go Baltimore Mayor!!!

    August 16, 2017,5:18 pm


  178. Jerry Landry

    Admittedly, this IS a “conservative” site, but 97% say leave statues alone?!?! In this case/cause, the LEFT IS OBVIOUSLY WRONG!!!

    August 16, 2017,5:18 pm


  179. Brenda Hatfield

    This is a poll on a conservative site, nothing will be changed based on this, and you need to reeducate yourself

    August 16, 2017,5:17 pm


  180. Brenda Hatfield

    Debbie Brewer, you are ridiculous

    August 16, 2017,5:16 pm


  181. Jerry Landry

    “A NATION THAT FORGETS THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST, IS DOOMED TO REPEAT THEM!!” Those monuments neither glorify nor advocate slavery AT ALL. IF they succeed in getting them all removed, they will simply shift their focus on something else & demand it be removed/destroyed/buried, et al. ALL of those Confederate monuments tell/refer to the sacrifice of those men for a cause they BELIEVED IN, & to say that that “cause” was slavery is nothing more than a HUGE LIE, PERIOD!!

    August 16, 2017,5:15 pm


  182. Debbie Brewer

    oK…We have voted so that should be the end of it..97% of Americans that voted what them left..So how is it that they are not charging anyone that destroys them..have we gone bat shit crazy?

    August 16, 2017,5:15 pm


  183. Floyd

    No, the BLM, the KKK and the NAACP all made the Confederate flag hatred. It a Tennessee battle flag. It only flew 4 months during the civil war. And all them monument are men who served in the war for all of us. So please go to the library and read up on history. Don’t take other people’s word.

    August 16, 2017,5:13 pm


  184. Debbie Brewer

    Absolutely not…they are our history and can’t figure out how any black person would not want them as reminders of this shameful time in our history..but remembering that it was white people who fought and dies to free them…Nobody ever mentions that …97% of the soldiers in the Union were white Republicans that gave their lives for this cause…LEAVE THEM..REMOVING THEM IS LIKE CUTTING AWAY OUR HISTORY..

    August 16, 2017,5:13 pm


  185. Brenda Hatfield

    That’s what they are there for Sam Jones. So if not for that, what then?

    August 16, 2017,5:11 pm


  186. mark

    Leave historical monuments alone.
    And add Trump to Mt Rushmore

    August 16, 2017,5:11 pm


  187. Brenda Hatfield

    TEAR THEM ALL DOWN!!! THEY REPRESENT HATRED AND RACISM AND SHOULD NOT BE GLORIFIED AND THAT’S WHAT YOU DO TO A MONUMENT. SO PUT THEM IN A MUSEUM OR LOCK THEM UP, AND MAKE SURE TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THE EVILS OF BIGOTRY AND RACISM, EVERYTHING THAT DONALD TRUMP IS BRINGING TO THE WHITE HOUSE NOW. AND IT IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!

    August 16, 2017,5:10 pm


  188. Sam Jones

    Monuments do not Glorify the subject or anything. Unless you Glorify it yourself.

    August 16, 2017,5:10 pm


  189. Robert

    NO ! A question should we tear down the Washington memorial the Lincoln memorial, the statue of Liberty ? this is the same thing the destruction of Heritage and History

    August 16, 2017,5:09 pm


  190. jeanette

    NO! where the hell is all this insanity coming from, leave the Statues alone. it is part of History, learn from it, Don’t tear it down.

    August 16, 2017,5:08 pm


  191. Sal Belardo

    History can’t be changed by taking down statues or monuments! Like the moron below me that, means that statues or monuments of all our founding fathers have to be torn down because most if not all had slaves. Guess she didn’t think that one through!

    August 16, 2017,5:08 pm


  192. Miss Vinay Duggal

    The Confederate (and every) war monument MUST stay erected in America. True history cannot be changed. (I think it’s illegal to take down war monuments anyway or it should be.)

    August 16, 2017,5:06 pm


  193. Brenda Hatfield

    Yes, they should be. They represent HATRED of anyone other than themselves and that is NOT acceptable and should be removed and put into a place where people can be taught about the evils of hatred and racism and for the historical facts of the Civil War, but they do NOT need to be glorified.

    August 16, 2017,5:02 pm


  194. Bob Kuster

    I thought the Confederate States lost the war? The USA won the war. Move the monuments or tear them down.

    August 16, 2017,5:02 pm


  195. Ernest Buck

    So why are we letting it happen

    August 16, 2017,5:01 pm


  196. Jon Laubert

    The Constitution should be Realizing-written, republicans-vised and amendments be liberated into the text. Historical errors, e. g. The terms “Indian” and “3-5ths” should be removed and “Women” should be recognized as existing as equals.

    August 16, 2017,5:00 pm


  197. carol cecere

    Should we tear down the pyramids since they were built with slave labor? Where does the insanity end?

    August 16, 2017,4:59 pm


  198. Warren

    They should be left for a historical marker to remind us of how a civil war can divide or even destroy a country. Unless this nation returns to the God of our forefathers this nation has no hope of recovery.

    August 16, 2017,4:57 pm


  199. Larry

    If we tore down everything connected with slavery we’d need to tear down the White House. Even John Adams complained about that. The political correctness faction needs to understand that tearing down a statue or renaming a lake does not and cannot change history. It is just the denial of fact and truth. . 拉里

    August 16, 2017,4:57 pm


  200. Dolores Janevero

    Why remove our countries. History?

    August 16, 2017,4:56 pm


  201. Thomas Erwin

    These are part of our countries history, nothing to do with racism, Let all of the stand, most have been around for 100+ years.

    August 16, 2017,4:55 pm


  202. Robert

    The answer is NO.!! The reason is the CONFEDERATE MONUMNTS and STATUES represent HERITAGE AND HISTORY!! just like The WASHINGTON MONUMENT, THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, THE FACES OF THE PRESIDENTS CARVED INTO Mt.RUSHMORE, THE STATUE OF LIBERTY.!! ARE WE GOING TO TEAR DOWN AND DESTROY THESE just because some group doesn’t like them ?

    August 16, 2017,4:55 pm


  203. Leon

    Should the Sistine Chapel be torn down because there have been bad Pope’s and Priest?

    August 16, 2017,4:52 pm


  204. Allen Evans

    NO!!! It’s the Left trying to rewrite history to fit their feeble-minded narrow agenda……AGAIN!!!!

    August 16, 2017,4:52 pm


  205. Jackalyn Morrison

    ABSOLUTELY NOT!! That is history and should be left alone!! There is a lot I don’t like but never would I try to destroy anything that is going after other people’s beliefs

    August 16, 2017,4:52 pm


  206. James Davis

    The Reb’s fought for what they believed in, most were too poor to Qwn Slaves, & did believe in States Right’s, & NOT a Tyrannical, GOV.’T!!!

    August 16, 2017,4:51 pm


  207. D R

    Anyone who is of a mind that the left is not trying to completely re-write the history of America is part of the problem going on right now. The historical monuments these half wits wish to destroy are part of the history of America whether these idiots like it or not. If these half wits are so offended by America, there is a communist or socialist country just hours away, by any plane that leaves the greatest nation the world has ever seen or ever will see every 5 minutes. If this comment offends you to bad get over it moron.

    August 16, 2017,4:51 pm


  208. Larry

    If we tore down everything connected with slavery we’d need to tear down the White House. Even John Adams complained about that. The political correctness faction needs to understand that tearing down a statue or renaming a lake does not and cannot change history. It is just the denial of fact and truth.

    August 16, 2017,4:50 pm


  209. Frances Carlson

    You can’t erase history by destroying monuments.

    August 16, 2017,4:45 pm


  210. Willard Tolson

    Those are not only historical markers but are also national monuments paid for by the federal government and only the federal government can remove them anyone else removing them should be placed in prison for destruction of government property

    August 16, 2017,4:40 pm


  211. Robynne

    Where does it stop? They are already looking at George Washington
    in Chicago.

    August 16, 2017,4:39 pm


  212. Cynthia plaisance

    History always reminds us how we can improve. We can add monuments to tell us so.

    August 16, 2017,3:26 pm

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