Restricted Tennessee Passes Heritage Protection Act

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Does anyone from Tennessee know anything about this?



Saturday, May 11, 2013

TENNESSEE PASSES HERITAGE PROTECTION ACT
The N. B. Forrest Camp 215 of Memphis, and the Tennessee Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans are pleased to announce the passage of the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2013.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has recently signed into law the Heritage Protection Act. This law, which applies to the entire state and all cities, prohibits the renaming, removal, or relocating of any military monument or item, such as a statue or
flag display, or park, and includes streets and school names, or any other item so honoring a military unit or person. It is effective as of April 1, 2013, and applies to any military item from the French and Indian War through the Mid-East wars, and all US wars in between, including the War Between the States.

This legislation, the basic text of which was written by Lee Millar, SCV Chief of Protocol and Lt Cdr of the Tennessee Division, was introduced to the Legislature by Tenn Div Cdr Mike Beck to the Senate and Millar to the House, and was passed overwhelmingly by both the House and the Senate by a combined vote of 95-25. Thanks also to those many compatriots who wrote in to their senators and representatives in support.

This law will assist in the Memphis issue with the Nathan Bedford Forrest Park anti-renaming campaign, and will clearly hereafter protect the Forrest Statue, as well as the Jefferson Davis Statute, and the SCV Confederate cannons in Confederate Park. It will also protect scores of other Confederate and War For Southern Independence sites throughout Tennessee.

The new law is one of the greatest documents in modern history for the protection and preservation of this state's and nation's military history and heritage. It is hoped that other states will now take up the initiative.


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TENNESSEE PASSES HERITAGE PROTECTION ACT
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has recently signed into law the Heritage Protection Act. This law, which applies to the entire state and all cities, prohibits the renaming, removal, or relocating of any military monument or item, such as a statue or flag display, or park, and includes streets and school names, or any other item so honoring a military unit or person. It is effective as of April 1, 2013, and applies to any military item from the French and Indian War through the Mid-East wars, and all US wars in between, including the War Between the States....
The new law is one of the greatest documents in modern history for the protection and preservation of this state's and nation's military history and heritage. It is hoped that other states will now take up the initiative.

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Great indeed...
 

KeyserSoze

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...including the War Between the States Civil War.

Fixed it for you.

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AndyHall

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That was quite the cheap (and crafty) move by the Memphis City Council.
Not cheap. Defiant. The Tennessee Lege thought they were short-circuiting Memphis from considering renaming one park, and ending up pushing the city into actually renaming three, at least for now.

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There are multiple elements in this. One is what happens to the name of Forrest Park. But another is (IMO) a much larger, more important issue, which is whether the state can arbitrarily take away authority of a city, just because it doesn't like what the city is doing with it.
 

ole

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I think Memphis had done the renaming before the State Legislature acted.

I don't care much for renaming the parks, but it is what it is.
 

RobertP

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Not cheap. Defiant. The Tennessee Lege thought they were short-circuiting Memphis from considering renaming one park, and ending up pushing the city into actually renaming three, at least for now.

There are multiple elements in this. One is what happens to the name of Forrest Park. But another is (IMO) a much larger, more important issue, which is whether the state can arbitrarily take away authority of a city, just because it doesn't like what the city is doing with it.

If the City Council, UB, Leftyhunter and you want the State out of their business it could be worked out. Just relocate all Tennessee governmental agencies in Memphis, as well as the Forrest statue and his remains to the suburbs and let the city move on with all the autonomy it wants. Wonder who will howl first?
 

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Not cheap. Defiant. The Tennessee Lege thought they were short-circuiting Memphis from considering renaming one park, and ending up pushing the city into actually renaming three, at least for now.

image.gif


There are multiple elements in this. One is what happens to the name of Forrest Park. But another is (IMO) a much larger, more important issue, which is whether the state can arbitrarily take away authority of a city, just because it doesn't like what the city is doing with it.
I don't think city or county laws can overule state law...unless Memphis has seceded. :smile coffee:
 

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I believe Virginia has a similar law protecting war memorials.

South Carolina has similar protection law as well as results of a compromise that moved the Battle Flag from the capitol dome to a pole beside the soldier’s monument on the statehouse grounds.

“No country ever had truer sons, No people-bolder defenders, No principle – purer victims”
Inscribed on the Confederate Monument in front of the Marlboro County Court House in Bennettsville, South Carolina
 
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