Legislation That Is Protecting Our History! Finally!
Even after Obama, Democrat’s feel as though they can remove history and treat it like it never happened. But, one state stands out from the rest, and has made it ILLEGAL to remove Confederate monuments.
This legislation was put in place by the state of Alabama. Great for them!
“The new legislation prohibits:
The relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial building, memorial street, or monument located on public property which has been in place for 40 or more years.
State Sen. Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa), who proposed the bill, noted protecting monuments is about preserving history for future generations to learn from, the Huffington Post reported.
“I appreciate Gov. Ivey standing up for the thoughtful preservation of Alabama’s history,” Allen said. “Contrary to what its detractors say, the Memorial Preservation Act is intended to preserve all of Alabama’s history ? the good and the bad ? so our children and grandchildren can learn from the past to create a better future.”
Last week, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) had the famous Civil War era monument of Robert E. Lee removed from its place at the center of the city’s most famous traffic circle – it had been in place for more than a century, Breitbart Texas reported.
“It is self-evident that these men did not fight for the United States of America. They fought against it. They may have been warriors, but in this cause, they were not patriots.” Landrieu said. “These monuments celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy.”
On February 6, the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, also voted to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee that had stood in the city park for nearly a century, Breitbart reported.
The decision to erase history from the city sparked outrage as people gathered and protested peacefully for several weeks. Eventually, two organizations and 11 local citizens came together and filed a lawsuit against the City of Charlottesville to stop the removal of historical Confederate monuments.”
Should Others Follow Suit?
All things considered, I am probably biased. But, I think preserving our countries history is necessary. So, we never make the same mistakes again. Erasing history leaves the door open for history to repeat itself.
For this reason, I believe states need to wake up and understand that the history you don’t like, is still history. And, preserving history is a way to prevent us from allowing our relationships to go that far in the drain. Again!
No doubt, We need to defend our history. ESPECIALLY, the history we don’t agree with. These monuments are a way to see how bad things have gotten. And, why we should work to improve our relationships. Rather than trying to erase everything we don’t like.
Finally, I hope to see our country come together(as much as we can). And, learn from the mistakes of our ancestors. Not erase them!