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Gov. Northam seeks to remove Robert E. Lee statue from US Capitol

Gov. Northam seeks to remove Robert E. Lee statue from US Capitol

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has filed a request for a bill aimed at replacing Virginia’s statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the Capitol building. Northam filed a drafting request for legislation that would outline a process to remove the statue, in addition to choosing a replacement for the confederate leader.

Mitchell 7 months

I swear to god, if a new civil war starts anywhere, it'll be in fucking Virginia under this dumbass Northam.

Based Haole
Based Haole 7 months

what we aren't erasing your history or anything...proceeds to try and erase fact Lee thought slavery was bad and only fought for the Confederacy to protect his state from what he saw as an invasion against his people....funny how we always forget the government killed half the country over agriculture money

Mitchell 7 months

Better erase that evidence of a civil war so he can start a new one...

Fin 7 months

Put it in Arlington with a note saying when u wage war on the republic u lose the farm

James Graham
James Graham 7 months

Probably should be moved to a museum about the history of the civil war in Virginia. I have no clue what Gov. Northam wants to do with it, or where any of the statues that get taken down go.

Seekster 7 months

"These statues aimed to rewrite Lee’s reputation from that of a cruel slave owner and Confederate General to portraying him as a kind man and reluctant war hero who selflessly served his home state of Virginia." Robert E. Lee was a slave owner, a Confederate General, a War Hero, a kind man, and selfless servant of his home state of Virginia. I don't see the problem here. I mean there is an argument to be made for replacing Lee with another Virginian but the argument quoted above doesn't work because Lee was a complicated man.

IvoryDove 7 months

It'll be great if he makes the announcement while wearing blackface.

Sir_Kutz 7 months

It’s best to erase history that why no one can say it always repeats itself.

Rocky 7 months

We need to seek to remove Ol' Ralph Blackface Northam before we consider removing things with actual historical significance. This is the same guy that suggested keeping live born babies "comfortable" in a separate room while the mother decides if it should be murdered or not. This guy is the sickest of the sick.

porcus 7 months

I swear SJWs are only interested in virtue signaling and NOT doing anything real. Why mess with a statue? Why aren't they helping solve the homeless crisis instead? Or helping solve the ignorance crisis (widespread in Democratic controlled cities)? Be nice if they could spare some time to help with the anti-semitic attacks against Jews in New York City and elsewhere. But no. "Those statues are oppressing people! Tear them down! Let the hungry eat their gravelly remains!"

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 7 months

To be honest I don’t see the big deal with the civil war. The union won and just implemented slavery with extra steps.

Innerparty 7 months

How Soviet of him.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 7 months

This guy wore blackface like 18 times. Shut up Ralph!

San 7 months

We don't need statues of LOSER TRAITORS at our capitol. If the racist slavery loving southern confederates still can't repent of their evil and wicked heritage, than it's time for them to leave and go eff themselves some where else. True Patriots are not confederate LOSERs.

Mutatis 7 months

Seems like Northam is out to guarantee that his party does not hold both branches of government in the future. This type of stuff does nothing but rile people up with pointless moral quandaries, and they were already riled up by the recent gun control controversy.

Social Dilemma
Social Dilemma 7 months

Stop idolizing traitors.

Josh 7 months

Good thing he's governor if Virginia and not the President of the US...

Fin 7 months

James in Arlington... His wife's farm was seized n turned into Arlington cemetery for prime purpose to let Lee look out over the dead and know he had a hand n helped put so many into the ground

TheMadDane 7 months

What a dick.

Fader L
Fader L 7 months

came here (comments section) just for the triggered tears, not disappointed

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