Alabama Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Confederate Memorials

Confederate Memorial Choctaw County Court House

The Alabama senate passed a bill Friday which would prevent the changing of the names of Confederate memorials and removing of historic Confederate monuments.

The bill “would prohibit the relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial building, memorial street, or monument that has stood on public property for 40 or more years,” reads the text of the bill, reported Yahoo News.

Sen. Gerald Allen, a Republican sponsor of the bill, blasted what he perceived as a “wave of political correctness” assailing monuments dedicated to people who, despite having flaws, were important to history.

Good. History should never be Blacked Out. Ooops I said “Blacked”, that’s racist probably.

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  • DMB

    Good at least somebody is protecting its history. Unfortunately here in Canada for are upcoming Canada 150 celebration you will hear very little about Confederation and a lot about diversity, pride and multiculturalism. Things that have very little to do with what gave birth to Canada.

    • We’re celebrating Gay marriage as part of the 150 festivities for some bizarre reason.

    • chuck_2012

      CBC has been rewriting history for years. The problem is there is no way to fight them as the onslaught is perpetual.

    • Ask that retard what actually makes a Canadian without his handlers.

    • mauser 98

      book burning…no difference

      • Alain

        Also resembles Mao’s Red Guards and the “cultural revolution”.

  • The history may not be pleasant but it is the history.

    Repeating it and all that.

  • simus1

    Post Civil War, post “Reconstruction”, Confederate triumphalism was an organic element of the “former party of slavery” in its quest for an anti GOP coalition political power base in the 19th century. It was just as dishonourable in motive then as the actions of its 180 degree turned around radical leftist followers are today.

    A pox on both facets of their evil ways.

    • Alain

      I must point out one thing concerning the Civil War, and that is that in spite of the myth it was not because of slavery. It was to prevent the succession of the Southern states from the Union. Yes, I know the myth has been taught for years, which is why I object every time it surfaces.

      • simus1

        Very true.
        The anti slavery movement in the North was dynamic but not decisive.
        The big mistake by the secessionists was the initiating of armed conflict at Fort Sumter.

  • bargogx1

    I expect there will be rioting over this.