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Trump Refuses to Alter US History

The existence of Confederate monuments, statues, and like has been a somewhat national debate for quite some time. For years, city and state leaders throughout the South have fought long and hard to rid our nation of any reminders of a time when equality was not of the same priority that it is today. And slowly but surely, more and more mementos from that time period have been taken out of public view and replaced with something deemed as less divisive.

So it was no surprise when The New York Times editorial board wrote a piece on Memorial Day demanding that Army bases which are named after Confederate leaders be renamed. After all, this is not the first time such a request has been. In fact, as early as February, the Army made a statement announcing that they would not be renaming the ten bases after a similar demand was made.

However, a mere three months later finds the Army and nation in a very different place.

Two days after the Times made their request, Minneapolis, Minnesota resident George Floyd, a black American, died while being held by white police officers. And his death has sparked a national discussion on race, equality, and police reform resulting in riots, looting, and “demonstrations” of protest all over the country.

These demonstrations, which include the defacing and destruction of memorials and monuments nationwide, including the Lincoln Memorial and several Confederate ones, have caused the Army to rethink their decision possibly.

Secretary Ryan McCarthy, according to an Army official and spokesman of McCarthy’s, told Military.com and other outlets, that he would be willing to consider such a change. But only if he gets bipartisan support and cooperation on both the local and congressional levels.

The official said, “We must recognize history is important, but we must come together and have some sort of open discussion about race. This week highlighted the need to start understanding those feelings and the Army secretary is open to considering changing the names of these bases named for Confederate generals.”

Similarly, while not agreeing to rename bases, the Marine Corps has recently announced a ban of all things Confederate on their bases, namely the Confederate flag. According to Commandant General David H. Berger, the flag “has the power to inflame feelings of division.” And he went on to note that “Anything that divides us, anything that threatens team cohesion must be addressed head-on.”

However, President Trump made it clear on Wednesday that he has no intention of allowing the bases to be renamed.

He tweeted, “It has been suggested that we should rename as many as 10 of our Legendary Military Bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, etc. These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom. The United States of America trained and deployed HEROES on theses Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fables Military Installations. Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!”

For President Trump, keeping the names of these bases is not about honoring the Confederacy or the misguided idea that our races are not equal. Instead, it’s about remembering where we came from, realizing how far we have come, and honoring our history.

We can’t just erase our history or act like it didn’t happen just because we don’t agree with the ideals that some of our ancestors believed in. And simply changing the names of these places aren’t going to change deep seeding feelings of racism or hate that unfortunately exist in society.

As White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Wednesday, it is “unacceptable” to say simply partake in the cancel culture that is sweeping over our nation just because of a name.

She reminded the press and the nation that if that is the standard by which we are drawing lines, then names like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, FDR, Lyndon B. Johnson, and even Joe Biden should also be “erased.”

After all, Biden has been called a segregationist on several occasions and not just by conservatives. “Should we then rename the Biden Welcome Center?”

Comments (32)

  1. Leave our history alone. It might be a good idea if all the people that are so busy destroying history should sit down and study it they might be surprised about what they learn. Is history no longer taught in schools. i remember sitting in history class bored to death. The history they are destroying belongs to the american people and the ones who gave their lives to have what we have a great country. Democrats want to get rid of history because they are at the base of all the problems. and they don’t want to be reminded about how lousy they were at protecting america

    • I agree the country needs to teach kids and college students. American history ,world history and civics or our country will fall within 5 years

  2. IT IS THE HISTORY OF THE BLACK AND WHITE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY , WE NEED TO BE REMINED OF THE MISTAKES THIS COUNTRY MADE SO AS TO NOT REPEAT THEM. THOSE IN chad /chop IN SEATTLE DON.T CARE . THEY ARE ANIMALS OUT TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY.

    • All of the monument’s and statues have stories and history to remember those who’ve died due to mistakes. We learn from history what NOT to do. They aren’t even going to teach real American history to our children. Is this what we pay taxes for? Now, it’s Aunt Jemima! Her story is magnificent!

  3. “Those who forget history are bound to repeat it.”

  4. WE HAVE A REAL MAN AS OUR PRESIDENT NOT a wimpy man like we had the 8 years before PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP!

    • Eight years of obumer, the speeches he made bashing our police departments in our country. Our history is our history. Leave the country if you don’t like it. Leave our statue s alone. Don’t look at them.

  5. This is all a huge lot of BS !!! This is our history, no matter what it represents !!! These statues of generals and soldiers on either side of the Civil War represents our history !!! We have statues of our Military War conflicts, which is also represents our history !!! All of these remarkable statues are there to remind us of where we once were and to be compared to where we are today !!! I have to wonder what kind of statue would be placed to say where we are today ?!?! Radicalism, Socialism, Rioting, Burning, Killing to Make America Suck !!!! I understand History is no longer taught in our public schools. These statues are there to prompt questions about what has happened, so hopefully it would not be repeated !!! Civil War Within America Again, I must pause to wonder ?!?!

    • A good question – what kind of statue indeed. The most plausible to my mind would be an ebony statue -say 50 feet tall of the hooded Grim Reaper complete with Scythe and perhaps a couple of Hell-Hounds to give it “balance” ?
      America is sick right now, and unless our President prevails against the forces of darkness the “Grim Reaper” will doubtless be spending a great deal more time focussed on our aimless and destructive politicians as they gleefullly try to cast this great country into The Abyss !
      God help America – only He knows the full extent to our predicament !

  6. IT IS WAY PAST TIME THAT WE SENT ALL OF THEM PACKING TO OTHER COUNTRIES THAT FIT THEIR AGENDA. SOROS LED PEOPLE DO NOT CARE FOR AMERICA OR ANYTHING FOR WHICH OUR FLAG STANDS FOR. CORRUPTION HAS BEEN IN THE SCHOOLS FOR OVER 40 YEARS FROM GRADE SCHOOL UP THOUGH THE UNIVERSITIES. THEY HAVE FAR LEFT TEACHERS INCLUDING MUSLIMS TEACHING ROT TO OUR CHILDREN SENSITIVE THEM. OUR COUNTRY IS THE BEST N THE WORLD THAT IS WHY EVERYONE WANTS TO COME HERE. THOSE BAD ONES WANT TO COME AND CHANGE US INTO THE COUNTRY WHERE THEY CAME FROM SO GO BACK GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM AND PRACTICE SHERI LAW AND ALL OTHER THAT IS CONTRARY TO OUR CONSTITUTION.

    • I just can’t believe that the people that are in command are letting all these thugs get away with what they are doing to our cities. We SHOULD OF HAD THE ARMY COME IN. what is wrong with these mayors and governors, NO BACK BONE
      SOMTHING HAS TO BE DONE.

    • Trump has thumbed his nose at the constitution for 3 1/2 years he has said several times that he should have absolute power and that people is exactly what dictators want

      • Troll: Wrong! It’s the Soros-owned, anti-America, anti-Constitution, anti-Bill of Rights, anti-rule of law, pro-Open Society, pro-unvetted immigrants, false-allegations-spewing-taxpayer-dollars-wasting, lying, cheating, pro-Communist-China, Castro-praising, New World Order cabal-supporting, leftist, corrupt, seditionist Marxist Democrat Party that thumbs it’s nose at the Constitution and wants to usher in a one-world elitist-run dictatorship.

        Trump is working to stop them and rid government of all the treasonous insider swamp rats that are dedicated to helping Soros achieve his evil plan of destroying America.

        You are working for Satan when you take money from America haters like Soros to spread leftist anti-Trump lies on conservative websites, troll. You will regret that when you stand before the Living God on Judgment Day.

        Trump 2020!
        Save America and break Soro’s wicked heart by voting conservative.

  7. Those military bases were named after the Civil War to reconcile and show that the Union could recognize extremely competent Confederate Generals for their bravery, rather than only use Union officers names to rub it in their faces!

    By renaming those bases that would show the cow towing to the cancel culture, besides having to spend a LOT of $$ to rename them all.

    • What some people conveniently for get is that Confederate Veterans, by law, ARE U.S. veterans, and monuments to Confederate veterans ARE protected by law, as are any and all other military monuments. The removal and destruction of Confederate monuments is a federal crime. Let us remind those who seek to try and change history , that can’t be done, and to remember history is to make the future better. Just my opinion.

  8. Do NOT rename any military bases. The left should not get their way. They are a bunch of spoiled rotten toddlers demanding everything their way. It’s high time they were told NO. If they get their way the next move will be to rename our country because they find that offensive. The majority should have a say in this matter too.

  9. i agree totally — our history is just that /those of us who are proud of it and those who are not….being what America is
    precisely why we are able to have those standing – they ought be left – !

    Real reason trouble makers (lack of better id) is just another reason to cause destruction /physically / emotionally to good Ole USA
    it ‘an’t gonna work’…. don’t like it here — leave — if u feel u have legitimate grievance than use the appropriate legal avenues available to every FREE American and file your issue…if not again for clarity purposes !
    — JUST LEAVE —

  10. WORKING PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE TIME NOR THE INCLINATION TO RIOT, DESTROY PROPERTY AND INJURE OTHERS. THEY ARE WORKING WHILE THESE LIBERALS DO NOT WORK. THOSE WHO BUILD ANYTHING WILL RESIST THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO DESTROY THEIR WORKS. NON BUILDERS ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO TEAR DOWN WHAT THEY HAVE NOT BUILT. WICKED MEN DID NOT BUILD THIS GREAT NATION. BUT THE WICKED WILL GLADLY TEAR IT DOWN. BEWARE OF THESE RIOTERS, DO NOT BE FOUND AMONG THEM.

    • WELL-SAID ! A time of reckoning will come – and soon. Do not be found wanting – Real JUSTICE is not that simply passed-down by man, and once JUDGEMENT is made it will not be repealed !

  11. The Black Lives Matter protests will no longer matter to, or be orchestrated by, anti-America Soros-controlled Democrats after the November elections are over and President Trump has been re-elected for a second term. He has never been a racist, and will prove it again by taking the necessary measures to re-grow the economy—which leftists wrecked with their evil PLAN-DEM-ic—so that both blacks and whites can share in the prosperity.

    And all the statues of those long-dead public figures that Nancy Pelosi recently denounced as confederate racists and marked for removal from the Capitol Building are DEMOCRATS. Removing them from the Capitol Building will not change history, nor will renaming long-established military forts. That’s a leftist Election Year ploy that will not help them win the presidency. It will actually hurt them.

    And speaking of slavery, why are leftists not protesting the current evil global scourge of HUMAN TRAFFICKING that enslaves millions—especially children? Why did those rich public figures who knew about Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking activities not speak up or try to intervene to stop those innocent young girls and even much younger kids from being abused? The answer is — those rich, high-powered, well-known pals of Jeffrey Epstein were/are also child abusers. And why are there no protests by leftists to stop abortions, which is baby killing on a massive scale?

    God bless America and all patriots everywhere!
    Trump 2020!
    MAGA!

  12. We need our leaders to step up and say enough is enough and by golly, noone is going to mess with our history.

  13. Here’s something to think about, if our four fathers never brought the Negro population from Africa as slaves, their lives wold have never had any of the opportunities they have today in American.
    African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.

    And my white ancestries( mix of American Indian and Germany) did not have it easy, they worked hard without any privileges like the black population in those times. They made the best of what they had, and all became better people. I grew up in a poor family, put myself through college and a trade school, and have what I have because of persistence. Your only “poor little me” if you choose to be.
    Quit blaming our ancestors!

    WHITE LIFE’S MATTER TOO! Get over it!

  14. History cannot be erased with name changes and no monuments. History will always remain history; however, individuals will be less knowledgeable with no history to teach them about the past.

  15. Ben Carson reminded us in an interview the other the purpose for naming those bases after Confederate Officers. It was a conciliatory move as part of the surrender of the South. What we need to remember is that “those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” Tearing down everything that happened in our history won’t help our race relations. Remembering history and the lessons we learned from it will.

    Only those who don’t understand the philosophy of Socialism are the ones who wish to change our culture and history. My mother suffered at the hands of Joseph Stalin after WWII. I refuse to allow this country to become a Socialist country! The Left wants to divide us!

    Remember, God puts kings and rulers in their place. Is it worth destroying our country just because you don’t like the ruler we have now? Also, “Don’t be deceived, God will not be mocked!” The actions we have seen these past few weeks are a result of spiritual war that is going on in this country. God will judge those who openly rebel against the government He’s put in place.

  16. AMEN AND AMEN TO THAT!!!

  17. keep this crap up and the south just might rise again.

  18. To me – history is the truth and we must know the truth to have any idea where we are going and what our prospects are. Trying to change history or ignore any part of it is to delude ourselves and have no idea who we truly are. We can grow and become better IF we know the truth!

  19. We must judge the Black Disturbances in Richmond, VA, by the acts of the perpetrators. If they wish to support a Black Lives Matter theme, why did they tear down and throw in a lake a statue of Christopher Columbus in the public park where Arthur Ash learned to play tennis and on a city street now named Arthur Ash Boulevard? Even Columbus must withstand the effects of callus ignorance.

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