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Wed Jun 24, 2015, 12:04 AM

21. Why don't we have a Fort Benedict Arnold?

He was a decent general but betrayed the US. Lee, Benning, Hill, Bragg, Hood, Gordon etc all fought against the United States in our bloodiest war. They surrendered and lost the war. Why we honor traitors is beyond me.

In 1939, the US Army said it was okay to name these Army installations

Unsolicited suggestions for names were also submitted from sources outside the military establishment, and political pressure and public opinion often influenced the naming decision. As a result, it was common for camps and forts to be named after local features or veterans with a regional connection. In the southern states they were frequently named after celebrated Confederate soldiers.

Just because they are named that way now, doesn't mean they can't be renamed.

I guess Lincoln's call for malice toward none, charity for all doesn't apply if you are still nursing a morally self-righteous grudge after all these years. Gotta make those southerners pay!

That's funny because Lincoln and Grant went very easy on them. Upon surrender, the Confederate Army was disbanded and they went home. There were no trials for treason.

What's next? Removing Dukes of Hazzard reruns from CMT? The Orwell memory hole just gets bigger. This authoritarian bent at controlling history by policing its symbols is beyond absurd.

The US government has nothing to do with this and is protected free speech. You can watch all the Dukes of Hazzard or other shows you want.

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