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originally posted by: Annee
I am against vandalism and destruction of property.
However, I can see logical reasoning to move some of these statues out of the "public square" and into museums. By legal means.
The statues themselves have nothing to do with actual history -- other then the timing of when and why they were constructed during the Jim Crow/Civil Rights era.
Should the US and public education institutions have ever let the statues of a bunch of traitors who betrayed their country be put up on government/public property???
originally posted by: PhloydPhan
Boo-hoo. There goes another Confederate participation trophy.
And before someone sets up a false equivalence between Silent Sam and, say, the also-controversial statue of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia, let's remember that Silent Sam wasn't a real person. Silent Sam didn't have any contributions - some good, some bad - to American History.
Silent Sam was a statue paid for by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to memorialize UNC students who fought for the Confederacy. They fought - and lost - a war to preserve the right of one group of people to own another group of people.
Good on the students, good on the faculty, and good on the neighbors. We should never forget our history, but this is one piece that should *not* be celebrated.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: neo96
Nope. Not really. As long as a better party dedicated to liberalism and Socialism would be put together afterwards. Though ultimately, I think it would be easier for the DNC to fix its own corruption and mismanagement than tearing it all down and rebuilding from scratch.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
The students need punished to the full extent of the law. I dont give a damn about a stupid statue but that still doesnt give them the right to circumvent the law any time they feel like they want too.
Kick em out of school for a year.