Thursday, May 18, 2017

Walk Off

Recently, a number of Statues that remember the old south...The Civil War....The Confederacy have been removed....For the most part this has been done with little fanfare or hue and cry, but in some places...Resistance to this has grown....A group of torch bearing folks recently surrounded one such Confederate statue and refused to allow it to be removed...

They screamed that they were ''Destroying our history" Really? I wonder if they realize ,the south lost the Civil War?

After hours of at times emotional debate, the Louisiana House voted Monday in favor of a bill aimed at protecting Confederate monuments across the state.

The Bill, sponsored by Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, advanced with a vote of 65-31. The entire Legislative Black Caucus voted against it.

Carmody's bill bars local governments and municipalities from removing plaques and statues to military figures and events. The monuments could only be torn down following a vote by the public.

"My bill in its current posture is a perfect exercise of democracy. It allows for the people to have their input in the decision to remove military monuments from the public spaces in which they live," Carmody argued on the House floor.

Just recently, New Orleans tore down the first two of four Confederate monuments after a vote by the City Council.

Several Democrats - especially members of the black caucus - spoke out against the Carmody's bill, calling it "offensive."

For the Sake of Argument...I wonder if Germany has any monuments to Adolf Hitler? He's part of their history..

"In my city, the City of New Orleans, should we have a statue or memorial for someone who fought for my enslavement? Who fought for my disenfranchisement?" asked Rep. Gary Carter, D-New Orleans. "That's what you're saying, that those people ought to be honored and recognized?"

After the vote, all African American members walked off the House floor in protest.

The black caucus planned a news conference yesterday morning. The legislation now goes to the state Senate.

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