- Oct 26, 2012
Not sure. I believe it is owned by the state. Which is why our Governor feels "able" to have it removed. See, all of these monuments have been protected from removal for decades by Virginia state law. At the request of our Governor, the General Assembly changed the law protecting Monuments. It takes effect July 1st. I suspect we'll see lots of monuments around the Commonwealth come down soon.
https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+HB1537I don't understand how a law can be changed without a 2/3's majority vote. And if I'm right, there is no way he would have gotten it. As mentioned the monuments are clearly protected by Virginia Law:
Deeds are pesky varmints...
I wish I could agree with you... but I bet not one person is ever arrested or prosecuted for damaging them.It's a 10 Day stay for now, but it very well could become a permanent one. Time will tell. As 19th Georgia has stated, it has a legal clause to keep it intact indefinitely.
It's true the city of Richmond has failed to keep it protected. There are clear rules on it and violators to be prosecuted for breaking them.
Afraid your right. Now its a battle to see who can out PC the other.Seeing these statues and monuments torn down, defaced, and vandalized is disheartening. I'm all about the preservation of history, and hope that all Confederate monuments will remain.... but I fear this may be the nail in the coffin. This movement is taking over and has expanded to other countries. The political force is too great and any politician that resists the taking down of Confederate statues will be "labeled" and thus probably committing political suicide.