Should Civil War Statues and Monuments be removed? Show Comments 45 Comments Brian on June 17, 2020 Those statues are DEMOCRAT statues! But I would never tear them down. Ed on June 18, 2020 There is no democracy, people who burn and loot the most buildings wins. If you want to keep the statues and i do, get a group of vigilantes, get support from a radical group like antifa or skinheads, throw bricks at the democrats, burn everything in sight, oh, loot first. Send rioters to Pelosi’s house, and then ask for anything you want Marshall Hall on June 17, 2020 Next they will not defend America from another War. Ronald Govig on June 17, 2020 I wish the Federal Government would step in and protect these monuments. Are they not Federal property? The left needs to be stopped from trying to rewrite history. These lefties had nothing to do with creating this nation. Russell Vaughan on June 17, 2020 No! Read history written in the past not rewritten much later. Melody Foley on June 17, 2020 As part of history these statues remind us of the time of slavery much like Auschwitz reminds us of the atrocities done to Jews in Germany. If we try to erase history, it will do more harm than good. Anise Aschenbach on June 18, 2020 I doubt that Germany has monuments of Hitler, Stalin, etc. in public places. If you love these monuments, put them in a museum or place where you can visit them if you like, but not in public places where the injured individuals ‘ families are fored to deal with them. Joe on June 17, 2020 This is the Scumbag Democrats , trying to De americanize america , Even making America , A CRIMINAL COUNTRY ,BY DEFUNDING THE POLICE , IF BIDEN WINS KISS AMERICA GOODBY Kathleen E. on June 17, 2020 They are history. If people don’t like them. Don’t look at them. I see a lot of shit I don’t like🇺🇸🇺🇸 auj k on June 18, 2020 Exactly. Yen Nguyen on June 17, 2020 TO REMOVE ANY STATUES OR ANY TRACES IN NATIONAL HISTORY MEANS TO DESTROY …… moon on June 17, 2020 These are our history. Stupid idiots should just leave then alone. They don’t know about our history because these dumb ass teachers wont teach our children any history except how to hate and be a Demorat. James Anderson on June 18, 2020 No! Stop trying to rewrite History to take care of the cringing Liberals and milenion who are immune and need to grow up and take some history lessons. As they say History Repeats Itself. Samuel Koethe on June 18, 2020 All these anti Americans need to be run out of the country ! Melissa on June 18, 2020 Then why do they keep getting taken down!!!!!! Freida Litchfield on June 18, 2020 The statues are part of my heritage, not being biased from other groups. tania bobrinskoy on June 18, 2020 They are part of our history, positivve or negaive. There are statues of Nero. Stalinetc.People know little history. Some of these statues may force them to ook into a book Thomas Nguyen on June 18, 2020 Why trying to destroy history? Past is past and history. life is moving on not return to yesterday. Younger generation must make new page in the new chapters for New History, by innovation, transcendence, sweating for life, nothing is free. Tammy Bower on June 19, 2020 Like your reply 🙂 Phillip C Gleason on June 18, 2020 You had a link to share this poll. I could not get the link to work. Please share the results with governor northam of virginia. This hypocrite needs to know what people think. Edward Smail on June 18, 2020 The left would do anything to get rid of our President Trump, even kill his supporters. All this virus and tanking the economy to kill Trumps election chances. Bonnie Allen on June 18, 2020 If we don’t learn from history. We are bound to repeat it. Leave our history alone. Tammy Bower on June 19, 2020 Agree. And they are beautiful. JD on June 18, 2020 All Monuments are important parts of American History. Slavery is also part of Global History. They have to be reminded that their own Country sold them and were brought to America. And they are fortunate to be here in America when Slavery was abolished. John on June 18, 2020 If you take these statues down take all black statues or we will take them down!!! Nadine on June 18, 2020 No, this is part of history and if we tear down all these statures we will be ignorant of the past. If they tear down these statures soon our history books will be gone also. Is this not what Hitler did in Germany before the war? Muriel on June 18, 2020 I agree – You can’t change history but you can learn from it. Joanne Roberts on June 18, 2020 They are part of our history and we need to always have these reminders that there are good and not so good. If history is taught honestly, we should always learn to do better. Loretta on June 18, 2020 Leave them up because they show us how far we’ve improved and come since those days Michael Choate on June 18, 2020 To forget the past means we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. These images preserve our past; good or bad. And the past is what made us who we are today. And like tania said, they force us to remember these people and perhaps, hopefully, research who they were and how they influenced our nation and our heritage. We need them around to keep us honest, as it were. Tammy Bower on June 19, 2020 So true ! Mark on June 18, 2020 As Americans , we should never erase our history that was paid by those who sacrificed their lives on US soil. Bob Bull on June 18, 2020 These statues are representative of our past, our learning, our determination to right wrongs! Anyone including elected officials who agree to allow one of these great icons to be removed should be dismissed from office, fined and drummed out. Doreen on June 18, 2020 History is what has happened. We need to learn from it, not repeat it. Present day people are not responsible for slavery. Most of our Americans died in the 1800’s to change that! . Lucille Milano on June 18, 2020 Of course not… Good or bad they are our history, and remind us how deadly fighting each other is! Archangel Mikey on June 18, 2020 Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. These statues and named places were a concession to the South who got no reconstruction after Lincoln was shot. The Union knew that it had to heal the South in order to bring the Union of the States back together after a bitter civil war. What is next? Destroying CSA Grave markers? People do not have to visit these statues if they are so bothered by them. Norman Newberry on June 18, 2020 The mayor should pay the fine from his own pocket–he removed it! Appolonia Venezia on June 18, 2020 Stop letting the thugs decide what stays and what goes. Statues are part of the art that tells the story which is our history. Jean on June 18, 2020 where are our elected officials. This destruction of taxpayers possessions must stop now or the next election will be a surprise for these elected officials. Beatrice Mosman on June 18, 2020 These statutes were put up to honor the people that served and helped to make America Great. I am so against these statutes being removed. Just because one group of evil people “TELL” us they want them down, is not reason enough to tear them apart… Who is going to stand up for us and say NO THEY STAY! We have War statutes from Viem Nam, the Korean War, WWII etc. The American people and the Government need to STOP this before everything we learned and lived through is gone. cathey on June 20, 2020 I agree with you but until we get rid of the Democrats like Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff and Nadler and the Squad that is the way it will be Clinton R. Blossey on June 18, 2020 These statues are a important part of American history. In my younger days, I never once thought as today’s youth. I always had the utmost respect for these statues and the people of that time…always thanking the Good Lord those are times of the past. Today, I feel, that American history needs to be again focused upon in the classroom along with math, science, and proper English. I was a typical Red Blooded American and respected my elders. I am a member of Nixon”s Silent Majority, a former State Trooper, and today at 80+ years of age. cathey on June 20, 2020 the Democrats are suckering Black Americans into voting for them. Take notice if the Democrats win in 2020 freedom will be gone just like it was when there was slavery ,we will not own any cars, no property no money no cows can’t fly only the top Democrats can and when America goes bankrupt we will starve to death, and if the Democrats don’t have any use for you they will eliminate you your lives belong to them Timothy Smith on June 21, 2020 I agree with one comment. They ARE Democrat statues! That’s why they want them torn down. The Democrats will not accept their role in starting the Civil War and their continued contributions to the cause of racism and the subjugation of Blacks since! Ed on June 22, 2020 If they must be removed, then put them in a museum. We can’t run away and hide from our history. This needs to be taught in our schools that slavery was wrong & a horrible time in America. People are people first. Have we become so progressive that we only see the color of a person and not the person themselves. Let us see each other as human only and work as a team of people regardless of color. God bless all my American cousins in the U.S. & around the world. Stay safe and good health to you all. Comments are closed.