Skip to comments.Army secretary open to renaming military bases named for Confederate generals
Posted on 06/08/2020 11:12:24 PM PDT by knighthawk
U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy is open to renaming military bases named after Confederate generals, an issue getting increased attention in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against police brutality and racism following the death of George Floyd, Fox News has learned.
A senior Army official told Fox News on Monday that McCarthy did not plan to change the names unilaterally, but instead will seek bipartisan support to do so. U.S. Army installations named after Confederate generals include Fort Benning in Georgia and Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
We must recognize history is important, but we must come together and have some sort of open discussion about race, the official said, adding: 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.
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I’m against the renaming of these bases, but if they must be renamed much ado needs to be made about Woodrow Wilson’s administration being responsible for naming many of them in the lead up to WWI, and how the renaming is an effort to undo over a century of racism pushed on the military by the Democrat party.
That will be on the table. Bet on it
I think that all public facilities roads and buildings need to be named in innocuous ways. Elm street. green mountain. Deep Sky AFB and the like. Tired of seeing edifices named after creeps like McCain and others.
Not the case for some. John B. Gordon and Edmund W. Rucker never served in the army prior to going into Confederate service. Leonidas Polk served for 6 months after graduating from West Point, resigned his commission and became a minster.
Congress just dropped a few trillion on Covid-relief. They have us on the run and are spending us into oblivion. In the current racial climate nobody in congress will look at this issue long enough to give the cost any serious consideration.
We have been having open discussions about race since 1963. Until the race hustlers an the Democrat plantation mentality are gone discussion is a waste of time.
Dumb-ass pandering move by a weak and worthless individual.
Fire his ass.
HSBC and Lockheed. Hes a Comey clone.
He was hired by Milley, apparently. Trump lets his appointees pick their subordinates.
Another question to ask those people. When was Lee’s trial for treason?
There was a time when I actually accepted this line of reasoning, but it's garbage and not a position that I changed recently. Slavery was the issue that divided the north and south before secession and the political battles about whether or not the territories being added to America would be slaveholding states or free states preceded the actual battles of the Civil War. I don't expect historical figures to have cosmopolitan viewpoints, but even by the 1850's abolition was a very well debated topic and people were making conscious decisions about whether or not to support the continued enslavement of blacks. Lee knew the southern states were seceeding to preserve slavery. He didn't see that as a deal breaker for his honor.
Lee wasn't an innocent bystander swept up by events, he made a conscious choice to side with rebellion, probably much more to preserve his land holdings in Virginia than his honor. His work on reconciliation after the war was admirable, and his tactics in battle aren't diminished by who he fought, but it doesn't change the decisions he made during.
an open discussion over racism? Get real, general.
Here? In America? With a biased press and media?
Who do you want moderating it .. Rev. Al?
They call people like you useful idiots.
Fortunately this is an argument the Navy, Marines and The Coast Guard can skip as their bases are named for their locations.
No. What a foolish idea.
Thanks for the info.
Long overdue. Should have never been named after traitors who took up arms against America. On top of that most of them were crap generals, looking at you Braxton Bragg.
It seems Lee understood that secession was nothing more than revolution, which means he knew it was traitorous to take up arms against America.
...Secession is nothing but revolution. The framers of our Constitution never exhausted so much labor, wisdom, and forbearance in its formation, and surrounded it with so many guards and securities, if it was intended to be broken by every member of the Confederacy at will. It was intended for per- petual union, so expressed in the preamble, and for the estab- lishment of a government, not a compact, which can only be dissolved by revolution, or the consent of all the people in convention assembled. It is idle to talk of secession. Anarchy would have been established, and not a government, by Wash- ington, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and the other patriots of the Revolution. . . .
Lees letter to his son January 21, 1861
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