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Knoxville petition created to remove confederate statue in Fort Sanders

There are 67 comments on the WATE-TV Knoxville story from Aug 16, 2017, titled Knoxville petition created to remove confederate statue in Fort Sanders. In it, WATE-TV Knoxville reports that:

A petition asking Mayor Madeline Rogero to remove a confederate statue in Fort Sanders has been making its way around social media since Tuesday. The petition creator Ben Allen said in the petition that "Those of us who have lived in East Tennessee long enough know that our region was mostly Unionist during the Civil War.

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being fair

Knoxville, TN

#1 Aug 17, 2017
it doesn't matter that it was mostly unionist the statue is still our heritage and should stay just like all the rest should stay. if they they take it down they should take down all martin luthers also because that era is over too. since we were mostly unionist then we shouldn't need martin luthers stuff up
Lance Corporal Bubba

West Newton, PA

#2 Aug 17, 2017
What they should do is go out to each statue of Martin Luther King and put a statue of Robert E. Lee right beside it. That way the blacks get theirs, the white get theirs, and everybody is satisfied.

Of course, if you want to be historically accurate, the statue of Robert E. Lee would have him waving a noose with one hand and holding a Bible in the other. Because that's how white Christians are, aren't they. They pretend to be good Christians and live by the bible, but they secretly hate everyone who ain't just like them: WHITE.
Balkan warrior

Morristown, TN

#3 Aug 18, 2017
Removing of statues is just another way for the left to dodge the real questions about why their miserable policies and thought process have failed their constituents for the last 60 years. And blacks keep supporting them. Sigh!!!!!!
Petition to Keep

United States

#5 Aug 18, 2017
A petition to keep the statue is circulating and has more signatures.
Donald J Trump

Louisville, KY

#6 Aug 18, 2017
Half the signatures will be an X mark because most of these inbred rednecks can't read or write.

"I love the poorly educated. Absolutely. Tremendous."
Nigel Tiennen

Morristown, TN

#7 Aug 18, 2017
Donald J Trump wrote:
Half the signatures will be an X mark because most of these inbred rednecks can't read or write.

"I love the poorly educated. Absolutely. Tremendous."
Unlike those ultra-smart Black Lives Matter thugs who loot, pillage and burn their own cities to the ground. Einsteins, huh?
Donald J Trump

Louisville, KY

#8 Aug 18, 2017
Nigel Tiennen wrote:
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Unlike those ultra-smart Black Lives Matter thugs who loot, pillage and burn their own cities to the ground. Einsteins, huh?
Bless your heart, you're a good Christian.
Thinking Out Loud

United States

#9 Aug 18, 2017
Lance Corporal Bubba wrote:
What they should do is go out to each statue of Martin Luther King and put a statue of Robert E. Lee right beside it. That way the blacks get theirs, the white get theirs, and everybody is satisfied.

Of course, if you want to be historically accurate, the statue of Robert E. Lee would have him waving a noose with one hand and holding a Bible in the other. Because that's how white Christians are, aren't they. They pretend to be good Christians and live by the bible, but they secretly hate everyone who ain't just like them: WHITE.
So by your logic all whites want a Robert E. Lee statue.

These statues were setup in a historical context and not one promoting slavery.

People need to get over their emotions and go on living instead being offended by a non-slavery promoting statue.

How many people know that majority of the blacks sold into slavery were captured by other African tribes and then sold to the slave traders.

Where is the outrage from the Black Community on this?

Why haven't they tried to tare down any of Democratic Senator Robert Byrd's buildings, paintings and statues? He was a member of the KKK.

Robert E. Lee feed his slaves which he inherited from his father in 1862-3. Ulysses S. Grant didn't free his until 1865.
ThomasA

Guntersville, AL

#11 Aug 18, 2017
Crapper Lidd wrote:
i think it wood be nice to have a slave or two around to do all the work and all the grimmy things that men like to have done for them .
That's why free Blacks owned slaves. Look up: "Black slave owners in the United States" You won't read about that issue in any politically corrected school books today!
Transam

United States

#13 Aug 19, 2017
Donald J Trump wrote:
Half the signatures will be an X mark because most of these inbred rednecks can't read or write.

"I love the poorly educated. Absolutely. Tremendous."
Let's remove anything with Martin Luther king name on it also, look in your wallet idiot,who's faces on there
Transam

United States

#14 Aug 19, 2017
Transam wrote:
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Let's remove anything with Martin Luther king name on it also, look in your wallet idiot,who's faces on there
Next we are going to have to burn the constitution, tear down abe memorial, all over a bunch of idiots that are creating hate instead of peace by trying to erase history, again, what abo u the paper you use and love to have more of, next will be anything that has God, this is creating a hate like you havent seen before
Thinking Out Loud

United States

#15 Aug 19, 2017
Transam wrote:
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Next we are going to have to burn the constitution, tear down abe memorial, all over a bunch of idiots that are creating hate instead of peace by trying to erase history, again, what abo u the paper you use and love to have more of, next will be anything that has God, this is creating a hate like you havent seen before
They want History to be erased. It's easier to defeat an enemy that had no clue about the past. If we remove everything about slavery it will be easier in the future to reinstate it again cause we don't have anything to remind us of what happened in the past.

ThomasA

Guntersville, AL

#16 Aug 19, 2017
Washington and Jefferson were both slave owners. Abe Lincoln was a racist that used the race card to turn the stalemate war. If he had lived, would he have gone back to his racist views after the war? See: "Racist remarks by Abraham Lincoln" and make your own assumptions. Having said all of that, if monuments are going to be removed, then Mt Rushmore will have to go!

Since: Nov 08

Corbin Ky.

#18 Aug 19, 2017
Thinking Out Loud wrote:
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They want History to be erased. It's easier to defeat an enemy that had no clue about the past. If we remove everything about slavery it will be easier in the future to reinstate it again cause we don't have anything to remind us of what happened in the past.

Sometimes we forget the important stuff because they want it that way.

America’s first slave owner was a black man and in the South, there were literally thousands of slaves owned by blacks. In 1860 Charleston, 70% of black slaves were owned by blacks, you won't see that on the news.

http://conservative-headlines.com/2012/03/ame...

Black slave owners in the United States

The census of 1830 lists 965 free black slave owners in Louisiana, owning 4,206 slaves. The state of South Carolina, lists 464 free blacks owning 2,715 slaves. How ironic it is that so many blacks owned so many slaves in South Carolina. Yet, no one seemed to mention this during the flag controversy.

Some blacks served in the Confederate army, which is another omission in our popular culture. The movie Glory did not happen to mention that blacks served in the Confederate army. It did give the impression that the black soldiers in the 54th Massachusetts were former slaves - which was not true."[35]

Harry Koger, in Black Slave Owners. Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, reported on the success of Black women in Charleston.

"By 1860, so many Black women in Charleston had inherited or been given slaves and other property by white men, and used their property to start successful businesses, that they owned 70% of the Black owned slaves in the city."

http://www.ironbarkresources.com/slaves/white...

Also, many blacks fought for the South during the Civil War and they carried the confederate flag just as the white soldiers but that part of history has already been suppressed.
Dewey Crowe

United States

#19 Aug 19, 2017
Before, during, and after the war to "free the slaves" the abolitionists of the North saw nothing wrong with the extermination of the Plains Indians.
Lance Corporal Bubba

Pewee Valley, KY

#20 Aug 19, 2017
Rrepublicans are just a bunch of nazi sympathizers falling all overthemselves to defend the wrong side of history.
ThomasA

Guntersville, AL

#21 Aug 19, 2017
Dewey Crowe wrote:
Before, during, and after the war to "free the slaves" the abolitionists of the North saw nothing wrong with the extermination of the Plains Indians.
Exterminated at the hands of the " Buffaloe Soldiers" , a name coined by the very Indians that said the Black soldiers had hair in dredlocks than looked like the matted hair on the buffaloes. The army used these soldiers to go in and kill women,babies, and old people in camps while the braves were away so the blood wouldn't be on the White soldiers hands. As politically corrected history is presented in history text books ,history according to Hollywood, and made for TV movies go, they are shown as heroes in battle instead of showing where they really came from and atrocities they carried out on Native Americans.
Lance Corporal Bubba

Pewee Valley, KY

#22 Aug 19, 2017
White people carry around a great big book with them everywhere they go. The tittle on the cover is "Everything that everyone else did which is way worse." And when anyone say something bad about white people, when anyone say something that whites don't want to hear, these snowflakes go to their book and copy and paste a bunch of irrelevant nonsense.
Thinking Out Loud

United States

#23 Aug 19, 2017
Lance Corporal Bubba wrote:
Rrepublicans are just a bunch of nazi sympathizers falling all overthemselves to defend the wrong side of history.
Nazis are lined up with liberals than republicans.
Thinking Out Loud

United States

#24 Aug 19, 2017
Lance Corporal Bubba wrote:
White people carry around a great big book with them everywhere they go. The tittle on the cover is "Everything that everyone else did which is way worse." And when anyone say something bad about white people, when anyone say something that whites don't want to hear, these snowflakes go to their book and copy and paste a bunch of irrelevant nonsense.
Listen, Snowflake it's your ilk that doesn't want to learn from history you just want to delete the bad parts.

You guys can't handle the truth and go hide in your designated safe spaces.

People are critical of the Bible and yet it records the good and the bad. History should be taught add it happened.

Why is none of these jerks complaining about the Stallion statues. He enslaved millions and killed millions yet his statues remain standing in America.

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