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Virginia is set to remove Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue
NY Post ^ | 09/06/2021 | AP

Posted on 09/07/2021 6:14:06 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27

RICHMOND, Va. — A towering statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, is set to come down on Wednesday, more than 130 years after it was built as a tribute to a Civil War hero who is now widely seen as a symbol of racial injustice, state officials said Monday.

“Virginia’s largest monument to the Confederate insurrection will come down this week,” Gov. Ralph Northam said in news release on Monday. “This is an important step in showing who we are and what we value as a commonwealth.”

The imposing, 21-foot (6.4-meter) tall bronze likeness of Lee on a horse sits atop a granite pedestal nearly twice that high in the grassy center of a traffic circle on Richmond’s famed Monument Avenue.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: again; remove; richmond; statue; virginia
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Stalin is smiling in hell.
1 posted on 09/07/2021 6:14:06 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Thank You Nimrata Randhawa.


2 posted on 09/07/2021 6:15:36 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents)(Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

KKK, blackface Northam is doing Beezelbub’s bidding.


3 posted on 09/07/2021 6:15:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit..)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Richmond has truly fallen.


4 posted on 09/07/2021 6:16:05 AM PDT by jeffersondem
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SHAME. SHAME. SHAME.
5 posted on 09/07/2021 6:16:12 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists are The Droplet of Sewage in a gallon of ultra-pure clean water.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Robert E. Lee was one of the finest Americans to have ever lived.


6 posted on 09/07/2021 6:16:20 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents)(Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Will Ralphie show up in black face? Full hypocrisy on display....


7 posted on 09/07/2021 6:17:28 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Man of Honor.


8 posted on 09/07/2021 6:17:30 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Replacing a Southern gentleman for communist dogma.


9 posted on 09/07/2021 6:17:38 AM PDT by BuffaloJack ("Without gunpowder there is no freedom." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Nikki “the stinkhole” Haley started this crap.


11 posted on 09/07/2021 6:17:52 AM PDT by bankwalker (groupthink kills ...)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Those that ignore history are condemned to repeat it.


12 posted on 09/07/2021 6:17:54 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA ("Goats are like mushrooms. Because if you shoot a duck, I'm afraid of toasters." - Joe Biden)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

That’s a fact


13 posted on 09/07/2021 6:18:14 AM PDT by enumerated
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Politicians need to read his biography and consider his work at West Point, his military service which caused him to be asked to lead both armies, his efforts at reconciliation and education after the war and then look in a mirror and evaluate how they measure up. I am sure taking down the statute will assist in resolving the black family crisis.


14 posted on 09/07/2021 6:18:48 AM PDT by ActresponsiblyinVA
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And replace it with statues of Satan, Hitler, Mao, Lenin, Bill Klinton, Obammy, BrainDead Joe, abortion, riots, murder, theft, election stealing, dang I am getting cramps typing everything I know of the DIMOcratic Party!!! Just think bad things and it describes them. To a T.


15 posted on 09/07/2021 6:19:46 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Free Will. GOD gives you the choice I accept or reject Him! Choose Him. It depends on you.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Bring it to my house. They can put it up here.


16 posted on 09/07/2021 6:20:19 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Free Will. GOD gives you the choice I accept or reject Him! Choose Him. It depends on you.)
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Yup. His time in the army of the USA and his leadership there is forgotten by the terrorists of the DIMOcratic Party. They think Lincoln owned slaves.


17 posted on 09/07/2021 6:21:16 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Free Will. GOD gives you the choice I accept or reject Him! Choose Him. It depends on you.)
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now widely seen as a symbol of racial injustice

It would be one thing if this "widely" were true, but it's actually a dozen or so loud mouth activists with their MSM allies, and hundreds of cowardly politicians.

I doubt this was a result of a referendum by the citizens of the state.

18 posted on 09/07/2021 6:21:52 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: ActresponsiblyinVA

More than 50 blacks were shot by other blacks in ChiCongo this weekend.

But removing a statue will make them feel better about themselves.


19 posted on 09/07/2021 6:22:33 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus (Fauci is a murderer)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

From reading the article, there is now a debate about what to do with the site moving forward.

It will have to be something befitting the current residents of Richmond. I recommend a Star Wars style bar; or better yet, a San Francisco style bath house.


20 posted on 09/07/2021 6:23:44 AM PDT by jeffersondem
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