Gray Fox wrote:The issue is that my taxes support liberal artwork like the Piss Christ artpiece and I don't complain. Free speech works both ways. Everything is subject to someone's objection. I swore to defend the Constitution and that document still works for people to whom I strongly object. We need to oppose today's racists, not yesterday's statues.
Gray Fox wrote:You have missed the logic of my whole statement. The Confederates were unconditionally pardoned and can no longer be referred to as traitors. That's just a fact.
richfed wrote:I agree with you 100%, Gray Fox ... and I'm a New York Yankee [though I live in NC now]. The thing is, it is but a small part of the overall continued effort by many "progressives" in this country to bury the history of our nation, which they consider tarnished to say the least.
Here are some of my thoughts - pretty randomly - from stuff I wrote & posted a couple of years ago after the Charleston, SC Confederate flag removal. Read them, if you have the time. https://richfed.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/on-the-confederate-battle-flag-random-thoughts/
It breaks my heart to see the history of America being destroyed right before my eyes. It will not stop. Already movements to remove Stone Mountain, Mount Rushmore, streets named "Lynch," smearing Washington, Jefferson, et al ... much more ... are underway. Yet, a statue of Che Guevera stands in NYC.
Gray Fox wrote:I'm for honesty. Democrats created a nation dedicated in part to keeping slaves the Democrats did not want to free. Democrats then built statues of Democrats in protest to the Emancipation, to celebrate Jim Crow laws and to oppose the Civil Rights movement. Now Democrats want to erase this embarassing part of the history of the Democratic party. However, no Democrat is going to be that honest.
Captain_Orso wrote:That you are equating the Democratic Party of the mid-nineteenth century with the present day Democratic Party demonstrates your lack of historic perspective and disinterest in historic facts. In that there is no honesty.
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