Whats your source for "being made by local people"? Most cases I've read Its being made councils or commissions and not being put to a vote on a ballot to see what actual majority of local people want.All the decisions to remove confederate iconography are being made by local people. People outside the local areas are the ones trying to prevent it by passing state laws.
So, it's done out of SPITE?As long as Confederate monuments are threatened there will be more and more Battle Flags rising along the major highways of the South. God bless the Virginia Flaggers and all others who share their dedication.
Whats your source for "being made by local people"? Most cases I've read Its being made councils or commissions and not being put to a vote on a ballot to see what actual majority of local people want.
A partisan commission or council does not always actually represent its populace
Would also question why a City Council should be deciding what is a monument to county or state sacrifices.........would think the County or the State should be deciding, if that is what the monument represents...............
I cannot, for the the life of me, understand what right modern day locals have to tear down memorials built to honor those who offered all that they had, right down to their very lives, in order to protect and defend that area from an invading army 150 years ago???
Noted you provide no source of actual local opinion, certainly a controversial measure shouldn't be put to a ballot measure to see what the actual consensus is
Noted you are wrong....they are voted in to represent the people, however that does NOT mean they "ALWAYS" will, and is why many are voted out............
And noted you apparently are afraid the people who the monuments were actually intended to represent probably don't share your view, so they shouldn't have a say
........And also goes to why did the city accept a monument to service of X statemen or the County of X?........if they didn't intend to honor it in good faith............For example lets say a monument was from the DAR.......they probally would have originally gave it to the state or county if they had knew the city wasn't going to honor it...........However when they donated it the city WAS representing that they would honor it
Do you really need a source to show that a mayor and a city council are local people and elected by local people? Do you need a source to show you elected officials can be recalled?
I would think that's common knowledge.
wow had a post deleted for modern politics.............I suggest getting a good book about American Government.
So, it's done out of SPITE?
WHERE is the honor in THAT? Even I have more respect than to do that to the flag!
Yes, the local opinions of people in cities and towns who want to remove monuments don't count in state capitals.
The truth is the exact opposite of that claim. No outsiders are doing anything. Confederate monuments and flags are being removed by locals. Streets and schools are being renamed by locals. In fact, it's the outsiders in state capitals who are trying to overrule local control.
Agreed.......not sure how one takes a group increasing the public display of a symbol that polls have shown is a regional source of heritage and pride is somehow spiteful.........Yet then one group is trying to remove another groups public display of their past and heritage its somehow not.......when polls have shown both nationally and by state the people don't want the symbols removed..............the claims of urban areas is interesting, however have yet to see any accurate reflction of the people on that specific issue.....and barring it being voting on by the voting public, we probably wont...........However its generally been my experience when a group doesn't want to put an issue to ballot measure..........its because they fear they don't actually have the votes.........Spite? Real Southerners prefer the think of it as standing up to the always offended. Let these wingnuts get away with taking down monuments and then flags and they'll just turn to something else.