Just days after New Orleans tried to erase a segment of American history by removing Confederate memorials, Alabama made a move in the opposite direction that will infuriate liberals.
AL.com reported that the Alabama state legislature passed a bill that would preserve such monuments from removal or destruction.
Specifically, 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, according to the Associated Press.
The bill preserves monuments and historically significant buildings on private property. It would also establish a committee that would determine if monuments would be removed or renamed.
Republican Rep. Mack Butler said monuments should be protected because they represent a segment of our country’s history.
“We don’t need to go back and just tear up the pages of our textbook,” he said. “Are you good with the sanitizing of history as we’re seeing in new Orleans?”
Critics who oppose the bill, like Democrat Sen. Hank Sanders, claim Confederate monuments are oppressive.
“We are not protecting history. We are protecting monuments that represent oppression to a large part of the people in the state of Alabama,” Sanders said, according to the AP.
Just as liberal snowflakes run away from opinions they don’t like, now the’re trying to erase history they wish never happened.
It’s no doubt a sensitive issue, but removing such monuments gives us room to forget our history, no matter how ugly it may be. And you know what they say about those who forget the past — they are doomed to relive it.
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Source: Conservative Tribune