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Statue in Travis Park removed overnight.

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  1. SA_Steve

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    TV says it cost $268,000 to remove, not counting the police protection which came out of the PD's budget.
     


  2. MTA89

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  3. DubiousDan

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  4. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    Pretty sure Columbus Day is a national holiday and they don't have the power to replace it.
     
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  5. HKShooter65

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    Therein lies the critical distinction.

    I'm thinking relocation v. destruction is an enormous difference.

    If the statues are to be removed it will be some consolation if they are ultimately placed in a place of study, a museum of sorts, where future generation can understand our complex past.

    History must properly be studied rather than tragically being destroyed or, worse, just forgotten through intentional neglect.

    Germany is admirably working to preserve, remember, honor and lean from it's painful past.
    Example:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolperstein
    detail:
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GS_0793-Peralta.jpg

    So must we work to preserve and learn.
     
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  6. DubiousDan

    DubiousDan TGT Addict

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    True but they can change what it's called in city offices, city functions and possibly the school calendars (if they have any oversight of the schools).
     
  7. AustinN4

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    And a bunch of cities have already done so, as early as 1992:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_Peoples'_Day
     
  8. satx78247

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    Even though I'm one of the few living descendants of Dame Pocahontas Smith, daughter of Deep Stream (called The Great Powhatan), I believe that cities who change the names of holidays and/or remove historical statues/monuments are, in just 2 words: STUPID HATERS.

    ALL of such prejudiced/ignorant/undereducated DOLTS fully deserve being removed from their current offices & prohibited from seeking any other position "of public trust".


    yours, tex
     
  9. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 Well-Known

    Agree.

    Well, in a perfect world, choosing to remember or forget or, worst of all, erase history should not be a democratic process.

    History is historical.

    History should not be decided by vote, which is pretty much what's going on.

    The dolts to whom you refer are doing it to stay in office!!!!
     
  10. AustinN4

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    Of course they are.
     


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