Statues & Monuments
A simmering debate exploded after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017. The left is demanding the removal of all Civil War related statues and monuments as images if racism. The cries have even begun to reach back to the founding fathers, the Jefferson Memorial for example, as Jefferson was a slave owner and fathered children with one of his slaves. The right is vehemently opposed to the destruction of history and culture. Prior to this, attacks on religious monuments had been the focus, with many religious monuments of war heroes being vandalized and or forced down over separation of church and state. Again, the right is vehemently opposed to this attack on American culture.

Texas Senate passes bill to make it more difficult to remove Confederate, other historical monuments

from Dallas Morning News,

The Texas Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would make it more difficult to remove Confederate and other historical monuments.

The bill passed by a party line vote of 19-12 after more than four hours of often emotional debate Tuesday.

During the heated debate Tuesday, Democrats urged Creighton to abandon the bill. "We strive to be better than our ancestors. But that's not going to negate the fact that our ancestors didn't have this kind of relationship," said Sen. Borris Miles, D-Houston, who is black. Describing Creighton as his "personal friend," Miles added: "There was a time I would go to jail for challenging you as I am challenging you today in this diplomatic environment."

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