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Sometimes, history is just not pretty.

You have things that happen throughout the course of history that, to be honest, are just plain awful.

It does not mean that we should wipe what happened or an reminders of what happened off the map because sometimes a statue of an awful person is the only way we have to reminds ourselves that we should probably do things better than we did yesterday.

Confederate statues would be removed from the Capitol under a provision in the Democrat House Appropriations Committee’s 2021 legislative spending bill draft released Monday.

The nearly $4.2 billion funding proposal would mandate the removal of monuments to Confederate generals and would also call into question those statues of people who have “unambiguous records of racial intolerance,” according to a news release from the Appropriations Committee.

The architects of the bill consider 19th-century vice president John Calhoun, as well as Roger Taney, the 5th chief justice of the United States, to be emblematic of racial intolerance, and called for their statues to be returned to donor states, the release said.

House Democrats have also set their sights on removing statues of early-20th-century North Carolina Gov. Charles Aycock and former Arkansas Senator James Paul Clark.

The statues, all located within Capitol bounds, would be returned to the states that contributed them, according to the bill.

The 2021 funding bill also includes a nearly $255 million salary boost to House officers and employees, a $1.5 million payout to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and $464 million to Capitol Police — the same as the current budget year — with the stipulation that they increase transparency.

Language in the proposed bill allows for the hiring of DACA recipients in the legislative wing of the House, according to the release.

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  1. Kay

    The democratic party is pushing racism as hard as they can and need history erased and rewritten to make them seem like they are not and never have been the racist. The truth is they are using race to create a great divide in our nation and if possible a race war. Seattle is busy indoctrinating whites into believe they some how are insensitive to what they have and are doing to blacks. Truth is today’s whites never owned a slave, are not oppressing blacks, are not privileged, and are not born racist as racism is taught and democrats are experts at teaching it. No one forces blacks to drop out of school, join gangs, have single mother homes, but they do encourage higher education thus the college grants set up just for blacks and black colleges, start small businesses, thus the grants just for blacks so they can. All black beauty contests, mags such as Ebony, TV stations, and a complete list of alphabet organization just to protect their rights. So it is time to face that history happened and to keep from repeating it you use it to learn from but you do not destroy it because it is offending. Use it, learn from it and maybe you just wont repeat it.

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    • Chris Robinette

      Veto ANY and ALL bills that contain demand for removal of existing statues for reason that someone is offended. This nation is a Constitutional Republic and when the democratic process of voting for a law that law supersedes the minority’s feelings of being offended.

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  2. Big Ed

    Any questions about why the communist Black Lives Matter thugs are so intent on tearing down any and all statues in the country. BLM is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party and clearly the idea for the removal of our history starts with the Democrat leadership. Democrats want the history of racism and slavery removed forever from our American story because that history is also the history of the Democrat Party. Our history has some warts and almost every wart is traceable to the Democrats. Since we are locked in a cancel culture and desire to eliminate all hints of these warts, why do we not change the name of the Democrat Party, which bears responsibility for the warts. Also, the current crop of Democrats have to know that their party has a racist and hateful history and they still joined the party-the only way to clear the slate is to kill the Democrat name and to deny any and all current members any participation in the new party. This move would, for all time, eliminate the ugliest of these warts from our country and our history forever.

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  3. OMEGA 2

    TIME TO BLOCK ALL SALARIES TO CONGRESS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR AS THEY ARE AND HAVE BEEN A DO NOTHING UNIT FOR 4 YEARS AND ONLY WANT TO DAVID THE COUNTRY MORE SO AS TO DESTROY TRUMPS CABINET AND TIME OF PRESIDENCY!

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