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Nemacyst May 15th, 2017 5:35pm

If you believe that Robert E Lee should be removed from Southern States because of Slavery, should we remove other Founding Fathers who owned slaves from having their own memorials too?

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/18/17 4:37 am

Yes and no one should drink Coke as the inventor was a confederate

RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/18/17 4:38 am

⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻 that was sarcasm

ozzy
05/16/17 1:26 pm

Shouldn't remove any of it

commonman1 Peace
05/16/17 7:19 am

Lincoln wanted to ship blacks back to Africa. Should we tear down the Lincoln memorial?

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laxgoalie Cleveland
05/15/17 3:46 pm

It's different about what there celebrating. We are celebrating for the founding fathers for there non Slavery related accomplishments whereas for Robert e lee they are specifically celebrating his Defence of slavery.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/15/17 3:24 pm

Only the ones that led rebellions and/or committed acts of treason against the US

Carcano Fir Na Dli
05/15/17 11:26 pm

The difference is that Lee was a military general while the founders were political terrorists.

Iamamerican California
05/15/17 2:00 pm

Libs are erasing history...just like muslims destroying statues in Christian churches and erasing that history.

mcable
05/20/17 10:14 am

With the possible exception of WWII, the Civil War has had more history written about it than any other conflict. There is so much history, there is actually more analysis of the history than there is history of most other wars.

liam2013 iowa
05/15/17 1:01 pm

I don't know why the statue is being removed. He is an important figure in American history. If we removed all historical displays of persons who were a product of their times and not perfect in today's eyes, then we lose all connections with our past. Both the good and bad.

followingsea Illinois is
05/15/17 12:25 pm

Different ; ) 🐂💩

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azsageguy
05/15/17 12:18 pm

Founding fathers won their war. The confederacy lost. Why celebrate the losers?

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
05/15/17 12:22 pm

Because the wars have purpose.

corino Utah
05/16/17 9:21 pm

Because the loosers had a point. And they didn't loose so badly that they weren't around to let the winners lie about what really happened.

PeaceKeepaGirl advance democracy
05/15/17 12:09 pm

Owning slaves is morally reprehensible regardless, but there is a difference between actively fighting to preserve slavery (Lee) and quietly allowing it through inaction (Founders). I also think a minority of the Founders might have opposed slavery, but the Southern states wouldn't have been on board with the Constitution if it had prohibited slavery.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
05/15/17 12:12 pm

Psst... The Constitution was written LONG before many southern states existed

sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
05/15/17 11:05 pm

psst, neither did the rest of the 37 non-original states, what's your point?

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
05/16/17 5:10 am

Meaning peackeeper has a flawed arguments.

sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
05/16/17 7:42 am

yet you refuse to point out the flaw?

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
05/16/17 12:39 pm

Southern States Didn't Exist when the Declaration was drafted. Flawed logic.

sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
05/16/17 3:44 pm

what do you mean by that? because there were definitely states in the south, virginia being chief among them. And they definitely wouldn't have ratified a constitution that prohibited slavery. so what do you mean that there weren't southern states?

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
05/16/17 4:50 pm

Yet... All our founders agreed to slavery... Time to remove their Memorials.

sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
05/16/17 5:47 pm

that doesn't address peace keepers argument at all... or really anything in this conversation...

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
05/16/17 5:49 pm

Except, when you look at the original colonies which ones fell to Johnny Reb vs Union Troops.

BarryB Was it something I said
05/15/17 11:17 am

"History is written by the victors."
- Winston Churchill

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ScottyDoesNo Black Lives Dont Matter
05/15/17 10:58 am

Trust me, once whites become a 20% minority in our own country by 2100 they'll start tearing down all monuments of white men.

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political Georgia
05/15/17 11:00 am

Wrong! The BLM will burn down national monuments if they keep going at this rate in 2020.

ReligiousCommie No Longer Active
05/15/17 12:15 pm

And here we have a perfect example of idiocy followed by a slightly smarter idiot.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
05/15/17 12:33 pm

I wouldn't call exactly refer to you as smart

pcisbs1 Baltimore to Central PA
05/15/17 10:48 am

So can we remove that slavery even happened?

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political Georgia
05/15/17 10:47 am

Oh please...don't give them too many ideas. Pretty soon, Malcolm X will replace the Jefferson Memorial.

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MrAmerica Neo Aristotelian
05/15/17 11:21 am

I wouldn't be surprised. They are already replacing Andrew Jackson.

ReligiousCommie No Longer Active
05/15/17 12:16 pm

That's because Jackson was a genocidal maniac.