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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:09 PM

Group argues Confederate statue removals at the University of Texas violate free speech

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A federal court of appeals is hearing arguments in a lawsuit accusing the University of Texas of violating free speech rights by removing Confederate statues.

The Texas chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans sued after the university put three statues of leading Confederate figures in storage. The move followed 2017 white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which three people died.

The lawsuit argues that the university breached its agreement with Maj. George Washington Littlefield, who donated the statues in 1921.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.news-journal.com/ap/state/group-argues-confederate-statue-removals-violate-free-speech/article_fb2331c0-d897-5e22-ba0b-3c590a487bf7.html
(Longview News-Journal)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:16 PM

1. When those statues were installed that was political act, conservative racist ideological act.

Not sure how it is violation of free speech now when there is no human speaking, writing, spending money etc.

They are just property. Return them SCV and tell them to p*ss off. They can install them elsewhere and make another ideological statement.

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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:20 PM

2. Remove all of these treasonous, racist monuments nationwide. If there are groups that

don't like it - tough. Time to get over the civil war before we have another one....probably based upon the same ideology as before. Remember many in the South used the bible to justify their ignorance.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:32 PM

3. How many statues of Quisling?

How many statues of Vidkun Quisling are there in Norway?

How many statues of Philippe Petain are there in France?

How many statues of Benedict Arnold are there in the U.S.? (Not the nameless Boot Monument, of course.)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:33 PM

4. Establish a museum on the UT campus for these statues and other

Confederate States stuff that UT currently possess. Invite temporary exhibits on the immorality and evil of the old South and the CSA military. Sell museum admission tickets and at a regular time interval, send the proceeds (less the operating costs of the museum) to a non-profit organization that gives scholarships to African-American students. If the museum is not profitable over any 12-month period, auction its contents, with the requirement that the stuff be removed from UT's property.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:22 PM

5. Cram it, sesesh!

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