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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:39 PM

Georgia House to consider replacing Confederate statue with statue of John Lewis

Source: The Hill

A bipartisan push in the Georgia legislature would replace a statue of Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens with one of the late congressman and civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall.

State House Speaker David Ralston (R) will co-sponsor the measure with state Rep. Al Williams (D), according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The effort has secured bipartisan support among Georgia's Congressional delegation as well, with U.S. Reps. Tom Graves (R) and Sanford Bishop (D) both writing in support of it, according to the newspaper.

Gov. Brian Kemp (R) would have to approve the switch, but he has previously expressed support, as has Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R), the president of the state Senate.

"I like the idea [of changing the statues] very much," Ralston said last July shortly after Lewis's death. "I always admired Congressman Lewis and told him so many times. Georgia has a long history, so much more than just the Civil War, and John Lewis has been an important part of that."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/georgia-house-to-consider-replacing-confederate-statue-with-statue-of-john-lewis/ar-BB1cIGNL?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=DELLDHP

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Reply Georgia House to consider replacing Confederate statue with statue of John Lewis (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 13 OP
Glorfindel Jan 13 #1
brer cat Jan 13 #2
secondwind Jan 13 #3
Phoenix61 Jan 13 #4
onetexan Jan 13 #5
packman Jan 13 #6
Yeehah Jan 13 #7
marble falls Jan 13 #8

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:45 PM

1. This makes me very happy. Yay, Georgia!

As an added bonus, Speaker Ralston is my state representative. I have known him and his family all my life. Now, if he'd just switch from rePuke to the Democratic Party, that would be great! Somebody is going to have to write a book: "Georgia - the Great Re-Awakening."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:49 PM

2. A happy day that will be!

K&R

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:49 PM

3. WHOA..... yes!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:27 PM

4. That would be awesome! nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:32 PM

5. Bravo!! I'm sure Rep Lewis is smiling from above. I look forward to visiting the statue

have relatives in Atlanta area.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:43 PM

6. Good - A bit from the site

Stephens delivered the notorious 1861 "Cornerstone Speech," in which he explicitly described chattel slavery and white supremacy as foundational to the Confederacy.

Several states have switched out statues of Confederate figures in the hall over the years, including most recently Virginia's statue of Robert E. Lee. Virginia lawmakers voted to replace Lee with Barbara Rose Johns Powell, a plaintiff in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education civil rights case.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:50 PM

7. Excellent idea

Let's start honoring those who deserve it and stop honoring traitorous scum.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:38 PM

8. One of those truly named monuments, and to a monument himself. This will sadly ...

... become a lightening rod.


But we sure can not back down now.

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