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WATCH: Memphis takes bold legal action to circumvent Tennessee state rule and remove Confederate statues

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https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/watch-memphis-takes-bold-legal-action-to-circumvent-tennessee-state-rule-and-remove-confederate-statues/

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The Memphis City Council first unanimously voted to sell two public parks to a private entity. Within minutes, Memphis Police Department officers had deployed to the sites of statues honoring Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Within one hour of the vote, Mayor Jim Strickland had signed the ordinance.

The sale of the parks was a legal mechanism to circumvent a decision by the Tennessee Historical Commission intended to prevent local governments from taking down the statues.

“Health Sciences Park and Memphis Park have been sold. Operations on those sites tonight are being conducted by a private entity and are compliant with state law,” Mayor Strickland explained. “We will have further updates later tonight.”

 

Amazing the legal wrangling you have to do in Memphis just to get some trash taken out.

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Kristallnacht across America continues . Monuments, school names , street names, reenactments, reenactors, songs , paintings, flags, cemeteries , graves. Guess who's next folks ........us .

These despicable Taliban clones  even go after our dead .  General Forrest and his wife are buried there. 

 

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1 minute ago, Duke of Earl said:

Kristallnacht across America continues . Monuments, school names , street names, reenactments, reenactors, songs , paintings, flags, cemeteries , graves. Guess who's next folks ........us .

These despicable Taliban clones  even go after our dead .  General Forrest and his wife are buried there. 

 

The Confederacy lost, get over it.  :lol:

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23 minutes ago, ivanbalt said:

The Confederacy lost, get over it.  :lol:

Leave us alone and we'll be happy to. 

Edited by Duke of Earl

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3 minutes ago, Duke of Earl said:

Leave us alone and we'll be happy to. 

This is nothing more than hate directed at people like you. 

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2 minutes ago, Smokey 1 said:

This is nothing more than hate directed at people like you. 

Intentionally missing the point is SO betaversian.

 

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39 minutes ago, ivanbalt said:

The Confederacy lost, get over it.  :lol:

Winning has consequences....

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7 minutes ago, gonzoliberal said:

Intentionally missing the point is SO betaversian.

Tearing down historical statues because they offend you is so Talibanian.

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Shouldn't the community be allowed to determine what they want to honor?

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16 minutes ago, Smokey 1 said:

This is nothing more than hate directed at people like you. 

Absolutely right Smokey. Merry Christmas 

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Just now, hst2 said:

Shouldn't the community be allowed to determine what they want to honor?

The community  already did 100 years ago . Little children  and ladies  gave their  hard earned nickels and dines to remember their fathers, brothers, and husbands. 

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3 minutes ago, Duke of Earl said:

It's  exactly what black vengeance  is doing today. 

You're equating Confederatism (sic) with Budhism?

Now that's a   s t r e t c h.

 

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10 minutes ago, hst2 said:

Shouldn't the community be allowed to determine what they want to honor?

So you'd be OK if Larry Hogan decided to change the name of Thurgood Marshall International Airport to William Donald Schaefer International Airport?

Sure you would. :rolleyes:

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17 minutes ago, Smokey 1 said:

This is nothing more than hate directed at people like you. 

You aren't supporting the concept of private property here? 

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4 minutes ago, Glengarry said:

So you'd be OK if Larry Hogan decided to change the name of Thurgood Marshall International Airport to William Donald Schaefer International Airport?

Sure you would. :rolleyes:

The state is not the community.

The airport is not a community space.

Mr. Marshall doesn't represent everything that goes against our national ideals of justice, freedom and equality.

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5 minutes ago, hst2 said:

You aren't supporting the concept of private property here? 

Actually I am, they should have sold the parks to a historical entity so the statues would be on the private property of a group that wouldn't tear them down. 

But their message of hate for a group of Americans is clear.  

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Just now, Smokey 1 said:

Actually I am, they should have sold the parks to a historical entity so the statues would be on the private property of a group that wouldn't tear them down. 

But their message of hate for a group of Americans is clear.  

How is opposing those who fought to hold other men in bondage an example of hate. Aren't those statues the representation of hate?

Or, because they thought slavery was good for Blacks, they are an example of benevolence?

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Just now, hst2 said:

How is opposing those who fought to hold other men in bondage an example of hate. Aren't those statues the representation of hate?

Or, because they thought slavery was good for Blacks, they are an example of benevolence?

That is your interpretation, others see it differently but you refuse to acknowledge that for obvious reasons.  Its history, you should honor that but you don't because your hate won't let you.

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5 minutes ago, Smokey 1 said:

But their message of hate for a group of Americans is clear.  

That's the lingering stench from Obamas hatred of America, still permeating and fouling the air.

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1 minute ago, Smokey 1 said:

That is your interpretation, others see it differently but you refuse to acknowledge that for obvious reasons.  Its history, you should honor that but you don't because your hate won't let you.

I have offered the alternative view, one you surely support, but it is an incredibly racist one.

You have, in the past, tried to excuse them with the argument that they didn't know any better. But they were not ignorant, they knew better.

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1 hour ago, Smokey 1 said:

This is nothing more than hate directed at people like you. 

Keep pushing the bigotry angle. The south shall rise again! :D

 

 

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1 hour ago, Duke of Earl said:

Leave us alone and we'll be happy to. 

Reminds me of what you said after Heather Heyer was murdered by one of your ilk in Charleston.

The world is just going to move on without you. Sorry-not-sorry. ;)

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1 hour ago, hst2 said:

I have offered the alternative view, one you surely support, but it is an incredibly racist one.

You have, in the past, tried to excuse them with the argument that they didn't know any better. But they were not ignorant, they knew better.

What alternative view did you offer?

Was it about those who fought because they didn't like the federal government and what is what doing in some states?  Of course not.

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