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Janet McDonald • 1 year ago

Until Obama was elected, all this BS had settled down, and everyone was getting along. The educated and sensible people within this state, know the history, and everyone in those categories, are tolerant and understanding, unless and until outsiders come here, and want to change the history, heritage, and the residents.
Stop the hate damnit, and get over yourselves.

DougH2 • 1 year ago

That's kind of funny but to some extent true. Everyone in America got along fine until we got an African American President. Then everything became unhinged. This was more a consequence of him becoming President rather than anything he did as President.

Second, these monuments have become more of an issue as people have become better educated, or as you said, outsiders, perhaps who are better educated, have began to point out problems with monuments to traitors. Lee, Davis, and Jackson, now carved into Stone Mountain, were traitors. The fought against the USA for the CSA. According to Article III, Section 3 of our Constitution, that constitutes treason.

They are an indelible part of history. Nothing will change that. However, we don't have to continue to honor these traitors in our public spaces with monuments and statues.

Sherri Patterson • 1 year ago

When were we ALL getting along? That's like make that make "America great again" crap. When was/has America been great for all Americans, please tell me?

Janet McDonald • 1 year ago

Wow! I was taught that if you go around killing statues, or even harming them, that you go to jail. If that had been what happened to the idiots that knocked over the statues, the first time, we wouldn't even be going there now. One day, people will get smart and enforce the damn laws

P Charles • 1 year ago

Why are we even discussing monuments that have been up a century? Here's why: because intolerant, anti-diversity, hateful, bigots are leading an attack on them. There is room in this state for everyone's monuments. To call on "the other guy's" monument to be taken down is regressive.

Sherri Patterson • 1 year ago

So a monument to the people who fought to keep people enslaved needs to still stand as a constant reminder of a people being enslaved for hundreds of years? Wow

greg • 1 year ago

No one 'fought" to keep people enslaved just as very few doughy to free slaves. The monuments are a reminder of those who fought and were willing you die to defend their country, state, homes and family.

DougH2 • 1 year ago

Or, our bottom of the barrel education system taught the lie about them that these people weren't traitors to our country. And now that we know that they were treasonous traitors, we've decided that we don't want to honor them in our public spaces anymore.

We now know that the Confederate States of America was a country. And that these men fought for the CSA against the USA. That's the textbook definition of a traitor.

So there's that.

greg • 1 year ago

You obviously cannot read if you believe that is the definition of a "traitor " lol. A traitor is home who fights against their OWN country. YOU state the CSA "was a country " . Confederate soldiers fought FOR their own country AGAINST a foreign invader so by your own words no treason was committed. I didn't realize they no longer taught definitions or logic in school.

Barry Colbaugh • 1 year ago

"Hysteria and knee jerk reactions are not the solution. Sensitive subjects such as this deserve calm, practical and open dialogue. A house divided cannot stand, and Georgians must show the nation that we can unite for the greater good,” added Jones." Sounds like you just gave in to the hysteria? There was no dialogue before. Apparently we live in a world where everyone asks for tolerance unless your from the South.

Billy Bearden • 1 year ago

Never fails. Every time some false national narrative kicks up some lowlife weasel politician pops up spouting demogogery.

Leave history alone. Leave our Monuments alone. Or step down.

Sherri Patterson • 1 year ago

Would you say the same if the monuments were of atrocities that your ancestors went through? If someone killed your great grandfather and raped your great grandmother would you want a monument erected to the kilkers or supporters of that killing?

greg • 1 year ago

These monuments do not represent what you claim so your statement is untrue.