Alabama lawmakers voted over the weekend to protect their state’s Confederate memorials.
Liberals are now furious at the fact that Alabama will continue to honor their rich history, regardless of which side of the political spectrum it falls on.
The new bill prohibits “the relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial building, memorial street, or monument.”
Republican Rep. Mack Butler defended the bill, saying that it is necessary to protect the rich history of Alabama.
“We don’t need to go back and just tear up the pages of our textbook,” he said. “Are you good with the sanitizing of history as we’re seeing in new Orleans?”
Democratic Sen. Hank Sanders attacked the bill, saying that it protects monuments that represent oppression.
“We are not protecting history. We are protecting monuments that represent oppression to a large part of the people in the state of Alabama,” Sanders said, according to the AP.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Just as liberal snowflakes run away from opinions they don’t like, now the’re trying to erase history they wish never happened.
It’s no doubt a sensitive issue, but removing such monuments gives us room to forget our history, no matter how ugly it may be. And you know what they say about those who forget the past — they are doomed to relive it.
Do you agree with Alabama’s decision? Should a state be able to protect its heritage?
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