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President Trump: The NEW one and only politics thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Every town in New England has a memorial to its Civil War dead. Such memorials in the states that went Confederate are entirely appropriate. Everyone deserves to mourn and remember. But the statues of Davis, Lee, Beauregard, etc. are a different matter.
  2. Justin_Rice

    Justin_Rice Well-Known Member

    The white's only ceremony to dedicate the statue to Jeff Davis in New Orleans and the Stone Mountain monument - funded by the KKK - agree: The South did not put up statues of Confederate war heroes as an embrace of segregation.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    If you ask a FCC commissioner to communicate, he might have the government's gun thugs rough you up.

  5. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Yes, it would be a perfectly reasonable inside news brief. Not an hour-long teevee show preceded by at least half a day's wall-to-wall hyping.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering how many King George III statues there are in the US. Thomas Gage? William Howe ? Charles Cornwallis? John Burgoyne? Plenty of Tories in the colonies and later the States in the late 18th century.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    General Benedict Arnold won some stirring battles in the Revolutionary War. Where are the statues for him?
  8. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    These things always wander way the hell off the rails. My only argument w.r.t. the Jeff Davis bit is that his lionization, via the emergence of the "Lost Cause" myth, doesn't embed naturally in a "segregationists vs. not" narrative. History doesn't play out in such neatly tied bundles.
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  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    To be fair, his father was involved with politicians, but I don't recall him taking on such an activist role. But taking a hard conservative stance seems to be required of those involved in big religion nowadays, despite those pesky words in the Bible about helping the poor, etc.
  10. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Meh, I won't belabor the argument, but I don't buy the idea that being a conservative cannot be reconciled with Biblical imperatives re: "the least of these"
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  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I absolutely believe it can be. I hope American conservatism gets around to it one of these days
  12. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    JFC, have two father-in-laws ever been neck and neck in the scumbag department like these two?
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