If you were a local town council member and a group of citizens from your town wanted to place a statue of a Confederate war hero in a local park. Would you vote to allow it?

Posted by: Rhodesia79

Also, most of the town supports it and would be paid for by the local organization unaffiliated with the town.

  • Would vote to allow statue

  • Would not vote to allow statue

61% 11 votes
39% 7 votes
  • It's paid for privately. I'd allow it like I'd allow an Atheist, Christian, Hindu, etc. statue as long as it's not on public land.

  • Yes. While I do not agree with some confederate Ideals, they are not as controversial as, say, Hitler. Now something like a statue of Hitler I would not allow.

  • Freedom of speech and expression.

  • Soldiers, from any war, serve the government that is in-charge. They aren't politicians. Most Southerners didn't own slaves. Yet, they were drafted to fight in a war that was basically protecting the labor-force of the top 1%. I would allow the statue of any soldier to be displayed, especially if my town/area had actually had men serve in that war. It isn't applauding the movement (in this case the Confederacy). It is recognizing the service, courage and sacrifice of the soldier/soldiers who fought.

  • This is a major part of our history! The Confederacy just didn't fight for slavery the fought to prove to the Union that they were just as good. And yes sure they wanted slavery but they had large plantations some didn't have money!! So go ahead and put a statue there and I wouldn't mind having one in my front yard.

  • If it's what the people want I guess.

  • It's heritage.

  • No, I would vote against it. We glorify war enough already.

  • No. The confederacy fought to keep slavery alive. The Southern States to this day still make massive amounts of money off of slave labor. For example, one in every 13 people in Georgia is in prison, on parole or on probation. Georgia has 25 prison work plants. Plants that are as big as private companies. Then there are the county work programs. Don't think for a moment that the South has changed. It is backwards as hell.

  • Not on public property.

  • The CSA, and all those who were loyal to it, was nothing more than a band of treasonous rebels. That movement attempted to destroy our Union, and it is laughable that the very same Union would ever honor a criminal of the CSA. No monuments, no memorials, and no rebel flags. Ever.

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Rhodesia79 says2014-07-29T00:36:56.2375509-05:00
Whenever I do faceoff polls it always messes up the pictures.
Formerland1 says2014-07-29T00:47:07.5244322-05:00
Was this town once involved int the civil war ( like a fort or med station or something like that) if not I'd rather pu something historical to the town in the park .
Berend says2014-07-29T01:43:07.9400010-05:00
I think it depends.
Seido says2014-07-29T01:48:37.9938014-05:00
Depends on the hero. If it was a hero in regard to how he commanded his troops, like Robert E. LEE, then I guess so. If it was someone who was more on the slavery side of the confederacy, then no.
lifemeansevolutionisgood says2014-07-29T06:56:39.0961276-05:00
It depends, was it involved with the war? If it was in a state like Montana, I see no reason why you would put one there.
SweetTea says2014-07-29T08:00:51.7693665-05:00
1814username ... The South may have been when the prison-work system was started, but you need to educate yourself. Today, 37 states operate such systems. They make everything from t-shirts to license plates. This involves some of the most noted companies in America, i.e. IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, etc. It isn't a "Southern" problem. It is American business, driven by greed, at its finest! Http://www.Globalresearch.Ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united-states-big-business-or-a-new-form-of-slavery/8289
Rhodesia79 says2014-07-29T11:24:23.9886619-05:00
To answer some of your questions the Confederate war hero was from the town.

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