Skip to comments.NAACP Leader Defends Confederate Monuments: Statues Not A Problem
Posted on 08/20/2017 10:21:24 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
One of the leaders in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) spoke out against the removal of Confederate statues, saying they are a part of history. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday at City Hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, local NAACP chapter president Esther Lee expressed her frustration with the current state of affairs in the U.S., WFMZ reported. I think its all senseless. All senseless, Lee said. You know, were 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white. Lee continued talking about Confederate statues, noting that it is pointless to take them down.
You know thats history, Lee said. That was in that point in time. You cant eliminate what history is. So I disapprove with young people pulling down those statues. Lee put the tragic events of Charlottesville into perspective by pointing out that lives were lost all because some people didnt want to look at an object anymore. A young woman died. Two officers were murdered in a plane crash and all for what? Because somebody in their mind decided, we dont need to look at that anymore. It shouldnt be. In response to the events in Charlottesville, progressives have called for the removal of Confederate statues around the country. President Trump responded with a series of tweets today explaining that history cannot be erased.
Former NBA player Charles Barkley has spoken out against it as well.
She will be removed....can’t have reason from the left
As if removing these statues is going to make black mutants in Chicago stop shooting each other with such boring regularity that it doesn't even make the news anymore.
I agree and I’d also like to thank Hussein Obammy and his administration of racists dead set on causing upheaval, division between the races and is STILL doing it!!!
King County Council names county after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on February 24, 1986. By Patrick McRoberts Posted 1/13/1999 HistoryLink.org Essay 678 Share On February 24, 1986, the King County Council passes Motion 6461 renaming King County to commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), the civil rights leader, rather than William Rufus de Vane King (1786-1853), the vice-president-elect for whom the county was named in 1852. King County was originally named by the Oregon Territory Legislature in 1852. Washington Territory was created in 1853. King County's First Eponym William Rufus de Vane King was a plantation owner in Alabama who was elected to the U.S. Senate and served there for 34 years. In 1844 he became ambassador to France, and his diplomacy enabled the United States to annex Texas. He was a key advocate of the Compromise of 1850, a series of laws that forged a compromise between slave states and free states concerning the extension of slavery into new states and territories. The compromise kept the Union together for a few more years before the Civil War, but included the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, a harsh law requiring the return of alleged fugitive slaves from the North back into bondage in the South. In 1852, King was elected vice president of the United States on the Democratic ticket with Franklin Pierce. He took the oath of office in Cuba, where he had gone because of ill health, on March 24, 1853 -- 20 days after Inauguration Day. Congress granted him the privilege of taking the oath on foreign soil because of his long service to the government. He returned to his plantation, near Selma, shortly after that. He died there, of tuberculosis, on April 18, 1853, without ever actually carrying out the duties of vice president. King County's Present Eponym The 1986 motion to rename King County after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reads: INTRODUCED BY: RON SIMS, BRUCE LAING PROPOSED NO.: 86-66 MOTION NO. 6461 A MOTION setting forth the historical basis for "renaming" King County after the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., instead of William Rufus DeVane King for whom King County is currently named. WHEREAS, the County of King in the State of Washington was named after William Rufus Devane King by the Oregon Territorial legislature in 1852, and WHEREAS, William Rufus DeVane King was a slaveowner and a "gentle slave monger" according to John Quincy Adams, and WHEREAS, the citizens of King County believe that the ownership of another human being is an injustice against humanity, and WHEREAS, William Rufus DeVane King earned income and maintained his lifestyle by oppressing and exploiting other human beings, and WHEREAS, the citizens of King County cherish and uphold the constitutional tenent of the "unmitigated pursuit" of life, liberty, and happiness for which many citizens of this county have given their lives as a supreme sacrifice to defend these foundations of freedom, and WHEREAS, the citizens of King County through their various faiths uphold the principle that all mankind was created equal, and WHEREAS, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that liberty, justice and freedom were the "inalienable rights" of all men, women and children, and WHEREAS, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a spiritual man who believed all people were created equal in the sight of God, and WHEREAS, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in the dignity and self-worth of every individual, and subsequently, gave his life defending his beliefs, and WHEREAS, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a recipient of the Nobel Prize became a national hero whose birthday has been declared a national holiday by his nation's government to be a day of peace, love and understanding, and WHEREAS, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through his persistent and unfailing efforts prompted passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, both of which have benefited all citizens of this nation, and WHEREAS, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired people and nations world-wide to strive in a non-violent manner for the human rights, civil liberties, and economic guarantees rightfully due people of all races; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County: The King County Council, hereby, sets forth the historical basis for the "renaming" of King County in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose contributions are well-documented and celebrated by millions throughout this nation and the world, and embody the attributes for which the citizens of King County can be proud, and claim as their own. BE IT FURTHER MOVED, King County shall be named after the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. PASSED this 24th day of February, 1986. KING COUNTY COUNCIL KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON (signed by) Audrey Gruger Chair ATTEST: (signed by) Dorothy M. Owens Clerk of the Council A bronze memorial plaque commemorating the name change was placed on the first floor elevator lobby of the King County Courthouse at 3rd Avenue and James Street in Seattle. Because the state charters counties, the name change could not become official until signed into state law. For eight consecutive years, State Senator Adam Kline sponsored legislation to authorize the name change. State Representative Eric Pettigrew sponsored the bill in the State House of Representatives. On April 19, 2005, Governor Christine Gregoire (b. 1947) signed into law Senate Bill 5332 and King County was officially renamed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Bruce C. Laing and Ron Sims with plaque designating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the eponym of King County, 1986 Courtesy King County Vice President William Rufus de Vane King (1786-1853), original eponym for King County Courtesy W. Raymond Jones The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) in Seattle, November 8, 1961 Courtesy Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sources: Mary T. Henry, Tribute: Seattle Public Places Named for Black People (Seattle: Statice Press, 1997), 39,41,42; "Motion No. 6461," King County website accessed November 5, 2010 (http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/mlk/other_resources/motion_6461.aspx); Engrossed Senate Bill 5332, Washington State Legislature website accessed November 5, 2010 (www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2005-06/Htm/Bills/Session%20Law%202005/5332.SL.htm); King, William Rufus de Vane, (1786 - 1853), Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website accessed November 5, 2010 (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=k000217); "Eric Foner on the Fugitive Slave Act" PBS Africans in America website accessed March 18, 2005 (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4i3094.html). Note: This essay was updated on March 18, 2005, April 21, 2005, and May 20, 2010, and was corrected and updated on November 5, 2010. Relat
The leaders of The Democrat Thug Party are incentivizing the mayhem.
Taking down the statues does not change the racism of blacks and whites, it doesn’t change the horrid self-permitted conditions of what way too many in the black community regard as “living”, ie the total breakdown of the black family unit, and it doesn’t change the tremendous amount of black on black violence and murder which is the real biggest threat they face today.
They say don’t put the black men (and women) in jail. I say don’t let those men grow up stealing and being thugs. Other races are able to pull this off.
Maybe you're doing it wrong?
"When you teach people their rights, you have a revolution.From Adrian Rogers' "Real Love" sermon.
When you teach people their responsibilities, you have a revival."
If a genie were to suddenly make every trace of the Confederacy vanish on Monday, there would still be black boys murdering black boys in Chicago and every major Urban area on the following Friday.
Sitting in church today, listening to the minister drone on about white supremacists and Nazis and it dawned on my why Charlottesville was set up to happen just as it did. The left had been violently protesting “conservative” free speech rally’s on college campuses since before Trump was elected and it simply hurt their cause. People saw them for what they are, anarchists. Now the useful idiots in Charlottesville composed of white supremacists and maybe some Nazis set up the perfect opportunity to turn the rhetoric around. Now it is no longer free speech they are protesting violently but it’s Nazis and white supremacists. Now they are the righteous warriors trying to stamp out Nazis. No longer do they have to suffer the backlash of using violence to shut down free speech, now the “normal” person would look askance at the violence but figure that at least they were on the right side of the argument. In one tragic protest the left has taken on the mantel of the moral highground away from the conservative and placed it firmly about their own shoulders.
Citizens, we have our work cut out for us now. We must take back the moral highground and show the country that conservatism is in their best interests.
We won’t make any progress until we stop state supported racism: Black lives matter, black Miss America, black congressional caucus, etc.
It’s backfiring on the Thug Party. Let them show their true colors. Statues can be replaced.
She will no longer be a spokesperson for the NAACP.
I do not disagree.
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