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originally posted by: underwerks
Is the civil war still being taught about in school? In books?
Then it isn't being censored. Then again, I'm not permanently looking for something to become outraged about. So we may see things differently.
The statue occupies the spot where a local regiment mustered to retreat from the city just before Union troops seized Alexandria in 1861. Erected in 1889 and owned by the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, it bears the names of Alexandria residents who died on behalf of the South. Once surrounded by an iron fence, grass and gaslights, its footprint has shrunk significantly, and vehicles have occasionally collided with it. The United Daughters of the Confederacy did not appear at the public hearing, and it did not return requests for comment Saturday. But it earlier sent the council a book about the statue’s history. “If this were on Monument Avenue in Richmond, where it is clearly [celebratory], I’d say knock it down,” said council member Timothy B. Lovain (D). But the statue is a reminder of the costs of war, he said. If it can remain at the same historic corner, with additional context explaining its significance, and be removed as a traffic hazard, the relocation might be politically possible.
originally posted by: buster2010
So should every act of treason against America be celebrated with statues?
noun: treason; noun: high treason; plural noun: high treasons
the crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Mikemp44
There are approximately 45 million African Americans. Most of which are descendent's of slaves.
I would assume their feelings have to be taken into account. Not a good thing having reminders of the slave era on public show.
Just my opinion anyway.