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originally posted by: mapsurfer_
Memphis City Counsel votes but Shelby County residents have no vote? Is this not government overreach and abuse? Since when did the City Counsel have legal authority to ignore the Heritage Protection Act of 2013. My morals tell me that disrespecting dead soldiers/landmarks is a bad idea and shows what kind of government we are dealing with here. They won't let Forrest Rest in Peace and would rather start a race baiting conflict over a historical statues and is a revisionist agenda. AC Warton, Myron Lowry are playing race card and need to be called out on this.
ICYMI, Today is Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in Tennessee.
Since when did Americans become about disrespecting the dead and destroying statues? Where does this stop? Next up will be book burnings.
originally posted by: 4N0M4LY
a reply to: Entreri06
That last part about the confederates is wrong, You really don't know your history. Terrorist attacks? WTF Really? Loyal american soldiers? What planet are you even on. Confederates were not deemed traitors but simply americans who fought for what they believed in. Go back to history class.
originally posted by: buster2010
Actually a number of Confederate leaders were indicted for treason but were not tried for their crime because they were given blanket amnesty by President Andrew Johnson when he left office. But what they did was a treasonous act and should have been tried for their crime.
The Union attempted to resupply Ft Sumter on January 9th, 1861 with the ship Star of the West but was fired upon by the cadets at The Citadel and returned unsuccessfully. This prompted Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas to secede within the following three weeks and the Confederate States of America was formed.
South Carolina repeatedly called for Ft Sumter to be evacuated and Jefferson Davis sent delegates to Washington to offer to pay for the Federal property on southern lands, pay for the Southern part of the national debt, and negotiate a peaceful end. President Lincoln would not accept this as he was determined to not recognize secession as legal or that the Confederate States of America was a legitimate government.
You and I both anticipated that the cause of the country would be advanced by making the attempt to provision Fort-Sumpter, even if it should fail; and it is no small consolation now to feel that our anticipation is justified by the result. Very truly your friend A. LINCOLN
originally posted by: Entreri06
originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
originally posted by: Entreri06
The south decided they were taking their ball and there half of the basketball court and making a new game up completely.
The south was America and the south decided to they no longer wanted to be Americans. But rather then leaving and moving to a country that didn't have taxes and allowed slavery. They decided to steal half of America. And wage war to keep it.
Give that a rest already. Apparently, you can't even be bothered to read. It wasn't "the Confederacy"; it was "The Confederate States of America". That's right, AMERICA. They didn't decide not to be Americans; thy decided to not be joined with control freaks who wanted more than their fair share of the pie. Any other errors I can clear up for you today?
So different president, different constitution, bill of rights, government, laws, taxes, flag, name and yet they would still be Americans?!?!
How does that work exactly?!?!
So if texas splits in half and half goes to Mexico are the ones born in the Mexican half still texans?!??
By your logic, Canadians and Mexicans are Americans too because we live on the North American continent...