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Ryan Zinke: Activists Shouldn’t ‘Rewrite
History’ by Removing Confederate Monuments

Breitbart Big Government, by Amanda House

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/5/2017 6:27:19 PM

SHARPSBURG, Maryland – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told Breitbart News that “history is important” and it should not be rewritten when asked about those attempting to destroy or remove Confederate monuments while touring Antietam National Battlefield on Wednesday in western Maryland. Zinke explained the significance of history, gesturing to the area around him, “As an example, what did the battle of Antietam bring us? One is that it was the deadliest battle in the history of our country. But also, one could argue successfully, it also brought the Emancipation Proclamation.” “So there is goodness that came out of this


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Reply 1 - Posted by: southron, 7/5/2017 6:59:07 PM     (No. 11309655)

One reason some mayors , etc trash Confederate monuments is because it temporarily detracts attention from the fact that they are not addressing real problems - they are not qualified to solve real problems.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: radrelic, 7/5/2017 7:15:14 PM     (No. 11309670)

One would have to love America and its traditional ideals and narratives in order to appreciate that McKinley talked of reconciliation and veterans of both sides being American and loyal to their causes which was states rights for the south versus Union for the north.

It set the stage for the end o9f slavery which both Lincoln and Washington wished almost a century earlier. Or if you will, provided the impetus for people to work Gods will and further his plan?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bpl40, 7/5/2017 7:34:14 PM     (No. 11309682)

One single criterion for removing these monuments should be the direct will of the people of the state expressed in a specific poll. It is none of the business of the other 49 states.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: leonardo, 7/5/2017 11:12:20 PM     (No. 11309857)

Notice a parallel between Activists removing Confederate Monuments and ISIS blowing up monuments under their religion´s commands?
Anti-Confederate Activists want us to forget what atrocities that other zealots could commit, and Islamists cannot abide the existence of any other religion, so they will commit atrocities. BOTH are the THOUGHT POLICE.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kono, 7/5/2017 11:34:42 PM     (No. 11309867)

Those people are just following the example set for them by the Taliban´s destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001, amid their campaign to eradicate all expressions of culture they considered offensive to Islam. Progressives may offer a different rationale; but they´re both forms of jihad having the same basic destructive motives.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: joew9, 7/5/2017 11:40:31 PM     (No. 11309871)

It seems to me that history has already been re-written.
We used to hear stories about young Southern men joining the Confederate Army and having to be taught how to tie their boots because they had never worn shoes. But the new history tells us they were only fighting for their right to own slaves - yet they were so poor they didn´t even own shoes?! This new history doesn´t add up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pchristopher, 7/6/2017 1:26:46 AM     (No. 11309900)

Soft words are not going to stop this desecration of our history. You´re the Secretary of the Interior, not some low level flunky...DO something about it!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/6/2017 2:15:53 AM     (No. 11309913)

First they didn´t want the Ten Commandments, then it was not saying the Pledge in schools and complaining about the American flag, then it was the Confederate flag, today it´s Confederate monuments. How long before they fight to eliminate white privileged people all together?

History is history, good or bad.

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