Comments on: Don’t tear down Confederate monuments – do this instead http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/dont-tear-down-confederate-monuments-do-this-instead/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Broph http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/dont-tear-down-confederate-monuments-do-this-instead/#comment-1089423 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:15:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42260#comment-1089423 Reading this? Well, there’s 10 minutes of my life I will never get back.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/dont-tear-down-confederate-monuments-do-this-instead/#comment-1088453 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:28:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42260#comment-1088453 @SR37212, I agree with you on the issue of revising history. I even heard two southerners yesterday try to tell me the Civil War was not about slavery. Every confederate state cited slavery in writing, as their reason for secession. But I guess these new southerners don’t google or read much?

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By: SR37212 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/dont-tear-down-confederate-monuments-do-this-instead/#comment-1088432 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:50:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42260#comment-1088432 If you condone what amounts to revising history then there should be no complaints when ISIS destroys monuments and historical buildings and memorabilia. What Some in the United States are doing is exactly the same thing. Revising history to fit their viewpoint.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/dont-tear-down-confederate-monuments-do-this-instead/#comment-1088404 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:03:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42260#comment-1088404 summarex complains: “Before calling Davis a traitor, you might want to learn some American history you ignorant piece of garbage”

I teach American History, and Jefferson Davis was a traitor. He was detained for two years after the war, and fled to Europe upon release in order not to be shot in the streets. He led a failed coup against the United States and died in shame.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/dont-tear-down-confederate-monuments-do-this-instead/#comment-1088106 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:29:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42260#comment-1088106 Jefferson Davis was a traitor and deserved to be hung. He was entrusted as Secretary of War under President Pierce, then used classified information of the United States….against the United States. He was a dirty slaver master traitor of low character and he picked a losing team.

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By: Jdrintnt http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/dont-tear-down-confederate-monuments-do-this-instead/#comment-1088097 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:31:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42260#comment-1088097 Sir, while I would love to argue with you the facts as to who has “revised” history, I agree with you there is room to compromise and honor both sides without loss to either.

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By: Ennis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/dont-tear-down-confederate-monuments-do-this-instead/#comment-1088093 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:06:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42260#comment-1088093 Has anyone read Orwell? Nothing good can come of censoring the past. If we remove these relics of worse times, how will future generations know these times even existed?

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By: KKDragonLord http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/dont-tear-down-confederate-monuments-do-this-instead/#comment-1087928 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:14:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42260#comment-1087928 How about adding a noose to the busts and shackles to the statues signifying their loss in the treason war.

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By: summarex http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/dont-tear-down-confederate-monuments-do-this-instead/#comment-1087906 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:26:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42260#comment-1087906 Before calling Davis a traitor, you might want to learn some American history you ignorant piece of garbage.

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By: sauron http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/dont-tear-down-confederate-monuments-do-this-instead/#comment-1087869 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:26:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42260#comment-1087869 Does anyone know if there is a memorial anywhere to Dred Scott?

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