We had a president that took Japanese America citizens and put them in concentration camps during the war. Should we remove every statue, picture and image of that man?
Again, he was a president of THIS country not a foreign country.
You pick your defiling and I'll pick mine.
Yeah, that was the other trust everyone named Joe dummy.
He was a democratic, so of course not.
Building statues of people is kind of creepy to me. But if we're going to idolize historical figures, it should at least be accompanied by a lesson of their failures as well as their successes.
Of course not, he was a Democrat.
Of course not. But we also shouldn't lie about or try to diminish the impact of his poor decisions.
Should Stone Mountain be destroyed as per the NAACP?
Not familiar with Stone Mountain. I assume it isn't a person.
Beth, it's kind of like atlanta's answer to Mt Rushmore.
I don't think Mt Rushmore has an amusement park, so I'm not sure if I see how the two are similar. I'm also not sure why the NAACP would want to tear down an amusement park. Is it unsafe or something?
Carved on the side of a mountain.
I googled and apparently there is a confederate flag carving. So is it that they want to shut down the whole park or have the carving changed?
And I don't think a flag is the same thing as a human face.
Ahhh, I guess I misunderstood the link I read. Okay, I can see how that carving is arguably similar to Mt Rushmore. It technically still is a monument depicting enemies of the U.S. (long dead), but I see what you're getting at.
As much as I'd like to erase all memory of him, I'm not a fascist leftist. I say stop meddling with our history!
Even bad examples can be a powerful counter example for our children!
I vote to leave Stone Mt alone! I was something to see.