House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

The House voted Wednesday to approve legislation to remove statues in the Capitol of people who served the Confederacy. The legislation was approved in a 305-113 vote. All of the ’no’ votes came from GOP lawmakers, while 72 Republicans voted to remove the statues.The measure now heads to the Senate where majority leader Mitch McConnell is unlikely to allow the bill to receive a vote.

Simone
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Andromeda
Andromeda 2 weeks

If people visited the tour guide in the thumbnail I am sure he could put it all into context and people could learn while some Confederate leaders may have held racist views it is equally like the Union did too. And the leaders are being heralded as reference points of their character for individuals to make their minds up individually on whether the person is overall of good character or bad character when their faults are taken into account. I think "let he who is without sin cast the first stone is a particularly good starting point," and I am not even religious. But overall when it comes to statues that already exist. Remove the reference point, remove the enquiry; remove the enquiry, forget the history.

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