BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After the weekend violence in Charlottesville, two Confederate monuments in Baltimore were vandalized.

Some say the monuments should be removed from public spaces, because of what they stand for.

Ava-joye Burnett reports city leaders took a step tonight to remove the remaining monument.

Politicians passed a resolution that called for the immediate deconstruction of monuments, but some average citizens were more direct — they want to see the monuments torn down.

The disdain for Confederate monuments is now on display in Baltimore, as two Confederate monuments were vandalized — one with paint.

RELATED: Confederate Monument In Baltimore Covered With Paint

The weekend violence in Charlottesville resurrected a movement in Maryland.

“The folks that are displayed in on these monuments were traitors to the United States of America,” says Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott.

On Monday night, council voted unanimously to deconstruct all four monuments that showcase Confederate history.

“It’s really important to point out that these are monuments to the Confederacy and this is about lifting up people who fought to keep other people in chains,” says Baltimore City Councilman, Zeke Cohen.

The city’s last leader added plaques in front of the monuments, acknowledging that they are part of the movement to perpetuate the beliefs of white supremacy. But, the current administration says, these aren’t enough.

“Let’s make this a transparent process, and make sure that we remove them. It’s not about destroying them, it’s about removing them, and that’s what we’re going to do,” says Mayor Catherine Pugh.

“You can’t censor history. You don’t want to forget about it. You definitely don’t want to repeat it. I don’t think this is the place for it, for sure,” says Kristen Wymer.

For now, a city still divided on how to handle these controversial pieces of Confederate history.

After paint was thrown all over a Confederate monument in Bolton Hill, the area became a place for a public discussion about history.

“If we are going to start with this, it’s so much stuff that’s going to get taken down,” says one woman.

“Doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done.”

One woman believes the sins of the past could be repeated if these statues are out of sight and out of mind.

“The most horrific thing about this neighborhood is that two blocks up it’s like a danger zone, that’s the most horrific thing, now you all have all this attention on this red paint on this statue. Who cares!” she says.

There are others who believe these statues embolden white supremacists to commit acts of violence.

“I’m not a big fan of any of these monuments and I think this, especially with the red paint on it, it looks more symbolic of how I see it, I think there is a lot of blood on the hands of the Confederacy,” says Charlie Vascelliaro, from Baltimore

Monday’s resolution in City Hall is mostly symbolic.  It calls for the immediate deconstruction of the monuments, but the mayor said there was a recommendation that the Maryland Historical Trust has to give permission to removes at least one of the statues.

The mayor says when these statues do come down, she won’t make the removal dates public in order to avoid clashes like those in Charlottesville.

Mayor Pugh says she’s reached out to mayors in other cities and local contractors to talk cost and logistics of moving the monuments possibly to Confederate cemeteries in Maryland.

She says she’s spoken with the mayor of New Orleans about the monument removals there. It cost the city $2.1 million dollars.
She estimates the price tag will be lower here.

The mayor also said the monuments could potentially be moved to Confederate cemeteries.

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Ava-joye Burnett

Comments (140)
  1. Rob Cater says:

    It still won’t make them stop killing each other and it won’t make them White!

    Google FBI TABLE 49….maybe they should be searching for ways so Blacks aren’t committing 60% of the Nation’s murders & robberies!

    1. You asking why is exactly why it’s happening.

      You deserve to lose your history because you don’t see the danger to your people.

      1. What an adorable and vague answer.
        “Because I said so… RACIST!”
        Keep pushing. See what happens.

      2. John Wolf says:

        Take the statues to a safe place then burn Baltimore to the ground. You keep your history and we get rid of a social problem at the same time.

    2. Liberals are sick people. They have no morals or ethics. Obama and his liberal cronies hate the Constitution and free market capitalism. They do nothing but bleed the middle class dry.

      My tax rate is 40% and my healthcare is now $700 per month thanks to Obamacare. My car insurance is still just $25/month (thanks to Insurance Panda), but if you look at Democrat strongholds like Detroit and New Orleans, where car insurance will run you $300+ per month, it’s easy to be pessimistic about the future of the United Socialist States of America.

      The cultural Marxists have really done a number on Western youth, haven’t they? What a bunch of sick people.

    3. bdnsc says:

      So liberal are the new Taliban!
      What a bunch of stone age idiots.

    4. Rose Tooke says:

      Exactly right! Blacks in this country are being murdered at an alarming rate by other blacks. Where I live in Baton Rouge, every few days a black murder by another black. Look at Chicago’s murder rates for blacks. Over 400 so far this years. Over 4,000 for the last 7 years. You can take down everything “offensive” to them and most will never prosper. Always wanting to blame whitey for their downfall when everyone in this country has so many opportunities to succeed. Free college if you are poor, affirmative action, etc.

    5. Should we knock down the Washington Monument? He owned slaves at the age of 11. Do we need to rename George Washington University? I hope you see the idiocy of all this.

      1. John Schmidt says:

        probably should rename Yale University since the man it is named after was mean slave holder.

    6. You hit the nail on the head with your comment. Do these anal orifices believe by taking down historical monuments they will change history? They remind me of the islamic terrorists a few years ago who destroyed ancient statues and works of art. It didn’t change anything, it just destroyed things that are impossible to replace. I disagree with the violence in which the pro-Caucasian protestors participated. But I have to ask, “Who threw the first punch?” It seems the demonstrators just wanted to protest the removal of historical monuments. It what the Looney Leftists who brought the fight to the event.

    7. I didn’t know Baltimore was was so full of ignorant bigots.

  2. It’s what gutless progressive do best. Keep the attention away from the ghetto rats who are killing each other at record rates..

    1. Leave the ghetto rats alone! They’re self-exterminating…doing God’s work and doing it well, killing each other off! If something’s working, don’t try to interfere or “fix” it, you know? Let blacks continue to kill off their own kind. We’ll keep the distraction going by taking down a monument every month somewhere, but THE BLACK KILLING MUST CONTINUE, and blacks have their system down to a fine art. Again, leave them alone as long as they’re being so productive!

  3. The Taliban and Isis use the same tactic to erase historical and irreplaceable ancient monuments. I see that the elected Democratic officials are embracing and practicing the same policy.

    1. ISIS as well.

      Socialists and Commies have always had a kinship with radical Islam.

  4. “The removal of four monuments in that city cost about $2.1 million.”

    There is the real outrage!! I’d protest waste in government as it effects everyone much more directly than racism….

  5. tracyatkins says:

    Nikki Haley, Trumps’s UN ambassador started all of this as governor of SC, ordering the removal of all confederate flags after the Charleston church shooting in 2015. The media fails to mention this when discussing the current events.

    1. John Wolf says:

      So, I’m not the only one that is seeing something wrong with Trumps cabinet picks.

  6. David Kachel says:

    Monuments are very heavy. They mayor may need help from others. ISIS likes to rewrite history, too. Perhaps the mayor can ask his kindred souls at ISIS forl help!!!

  7. just like the book burners and isis, will this drop the black crime rate?

  8. Kra Kos says:

    Move them to a Confederate cemetery. Fine.
    The brave souls in that hallowed ground would gladly accept these grand statues.

    Dear God let that black mayor Catherine Pugh get back to work raping the white baltimore taxpayers of their money while pimping the poverty line for her negr0id zombies that dwell there.

  9. You do know, of course, that Robert E. Lee was a graduate of West Point. We know more about his college records than we do about Obama’s.

  10. Let’s go ahead and revoke that Martin Luther King Holiday too. That was based on racism. Oh and take his statues down.

  11. James Cherry says:

    And then, we can erase all reference to those people and events in the history books. And in just a generation or two, the Civil War will never have happened. The Emancipation Proclamation will be an interesting myth. Maybe we can do the same for WWI and WWII. And then we’ll be purified. Or at least, brainwashed.

  12. Gail Jackson says:

    As an AA female, I’m for free speech from any one or any group, but I’m not for violence from any group regardless of race, creed, color, or religion. These protesters are assembled by George Soros and the Obama’s, the Clinton’s, the Bushes, and the NWO and big business.

    These monuments need to be taken down because the south and the confederacy LOST THE WAR. What country do you know that goes around erecting monuments for those who committed treason or the losers of the civil war. Do you all realize there is more monuments of these racist losers than there are of the founding fathers and those who stood for freedom and justice.

    What country erects monuments all over the city with the losers on their horses and guns like they won the war. These people lost the war, so why should they be praised like they were heroes. What other losers of any war do you know have monuments erected all over cities and states? NONE

    These monuments should have never been put up in the first place. But it was the Souths way of trying to rewrite history and make these men out to be hero’s and they were not. These men were traitors and should have been tried and hung for treason. They are a symbol of hatred and evil in the worst way and God is allowing these evil monuments to be removed.

    They belong in a museum but not in the city like they won the war and are hero’s. They lost the war and tried to overthrow the American government.

    1. John Dillon says:

      You’re sick. You better start throwing every Japanese and German out of the US because with your thinking, we need to eliminate anyone who ever brought up arms against the government of the US. You’re pathetic.

    2. Greg Tracy says:

      Why is it that they never offended anyone until recently?

    3. Kra Kos says:

      Gail, You must be failing at your alcoholics-anonymous meets.
      The Civil War was fought by Americans on BOTH sides.
      The Confederate cause, which you know NOTHING of, was reaction to Federalism over State’s rights at that time, on a number of issues.
      Was that ever taught at the public skrool you attended? No.
      The fact that Americans, after the war, paid for these statues to be erected in parks around the USA as a reminder of US History (something you know nothing about) was educational at its base. Your side is erasing history. Now history WILL repeat itself again.
      Being an AA yourself, I of course do NOT expect you to understand. Get sober Gail.

    4. bobskilz says:

      Many of these men were heroes. You want to rewrite history by pulling these monuments down.

    5. John Schmidt says:

      Actually they wanted to secede, not overthrow.

  13. Deb Baer says:

    I think we should ban cars; white vans carrying agitators. And, I will say, once we have brushed history under the rug and there are no remains of that era, there will never be another word of slavery. Tear down the museums for that – because it never happened! The Civil War I would have been erased; but, Civil War II is on the brink.

  14. In light of the Antifa/BLM violence in Charlottesville, who in their right mind would invite more violence into their cities? Oh yeah, an idiot mayor (e.g., Jesse Arreguin-Berkeley, Michael Signer-Charlottesville).

  15. Jack White says:

    Removing the statues does nothing…

    Trying to appease these rodents is just like dealing with terrorists: it will embolden them to more and more and more and more… until… well… lets just say the ending isn’t roses n unicorns like they claim…

    The beginning has an end, but the end has already begun….

  16. What does progressive revision of history accomplish? Recognise the past & learn from it.

  17. Marc Boyd says:

    Yet another wasteful decision by the Baltimore Liberal Ruling Class. You can’t erase history. These statues don’t celebrate history, they commemorate it. It happened. You can’t undo it. I was half expecting the article to state that they were removing the dead confederate soldiers from their graves when it started referencing the cemeteries…wouldn’t have surprised me. Statues don’t create the issue of racism and destroying them won’t solve it. If the mayor put more emphasis on solving the real problems in the inner cities like unemployment, urban blight, increasing crime, etc., it would go a long way to solving problems rather than taking the “feel-good” approach that costs a ton of money and addresses nothing.

    1. Greg Tracy says:

      Exactly Marc. They certainly seem hell-bent on repeating history. No chance of them learning anything from it. No problem. Everything I see from Baltimore solidifies my decision to never set foot within city limits again. I work on the outskirts, but nothing inside is going to see one cent of my money. It has become a dangerous cesspool and I don’t feel its safe for me or my family. So until the mayor actually addresses the problem, no way.

  18. Dan Marlow says:

    People wanting to destroy these monuments are no better than ISIS. They want to erase history with their own sanitized version.

  19. John Dillon says:

    Still won’t change the verdicts of the Eddie Gray cases. Still won’t change the fact that we lost multiple Dallas police officers due to similar behavior by BLM supporters. Still won’t change the fact that Ferguson was based on a lie. I’ll wait on tying those directly to the president at the time. Until then, don’t throw stones. You will lose.

  20. It’s important to remember that Confederate monuments honor the soldier, not the war. Men fight and men die on all sides. Those who die in war deserve respect. If we destroyed monuments to dead men on the basis of what you think is offensive, I suppose we could find reason to demolish many others.

  21. Where does it end? Taney was not a Confederate, he was Chief justice of the US during the Civil War, so what was his crime? The Dred Scott Decision or the slaves which he inherited (and later manumitted)? So what about George Washington, a southerner and slave owner? Will Charm City demolish the Washington Monument? Will the name Washington be removed from all streets and public places? What about all the black Americans with the surname Washington, Johnson and Jackson?

  22. Todd Nelson says:

    Here we see the Talibanization of America. Our history is our history, good and bad, and needs to be preserved.

  23. For a publicly elected official to have a group of citizens come and demand the oppression and censorship of another group by destroying their sacred monuments, and for the official to abandon the call of Martin Luther King, Jr. asking us all to accept one another in a multicultural society, and siding with the oppressive side is a degenerate activity that will be viewed by history as is the Taliban destroying monuments in the middle east that they do not like.

  24. Thomas Flynn says:

    Confederate cemetery? Why don’t they dig up the remains, throw the remains and headstones into the Chesapeake Bay along with the monuments?

    1. Jose Ortega says:

      That comes next. The Confederate cemeteries will be torn up and replaced with Section 8 housing projects dedicated to black tenents only. The black ‘Hood Rats’ will call the building, “The Emancipation Towers”.

  25. Jose Ortega says:

    The blacks are against any form of white nationalism, but black nationalism is perfrectly acceptable to them. Too, the blacks want to erase all forms southern heritage from the minds of men, and the stupid snowflakes go along with them because they have no respect for anyone who disagrees with them.

  26. Yes, let’s destroy symbols of our history because some people are offended and don’t like it. Can we destroy symbols of the liberal left while we are at it? They spew hate all the time and it offends me.

  27. If those men had monuments of their heritage and history being threatened in this same way, they would have surrounded them and brought rifles to bear on any would-be desecrators.
    Now we’re fat, lazy, apathetic, and are allowing these cretins do whatever they please. All in the name of political correctness. Eventually though, even the laziest snake will bite when you poke it enough.

  28. If Whites cannot have history than neither can Blacks!

  29. Gregg Velosi says:

    Obama The Great Race Divider’s legacy continues. His intended civil war (part 2) sure seems right around the corner.

  30. Leave the ghetto rats alone! They’re self-exterminating…doing God’s work and doing it well, killing each other off! If something’s working, don’t try to interfere or “fix” it, you know? Let blacks continue to kill off their own kind. We’ll keep the distraction going by taking down a monument every month somewhere, but THE BLACK KILLING MUST CONTINUE, and blacks have their system down to a fine art. Again, leave them alone as long as they’re being so productive!

  31. Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it.

  32. Jerry Walton says:

    Destruction of historical monuments. The liberal version of book burning. Taken straight from the Nazi and ISIS playbook.

  33. What type of reaction did you expect ? This reaction was expected, and planned for this outcome. See white people don’t have to do anything, the black race is killing themselves with abortion and black on black murder !

  34. Now dems are piling on to stoke race in this country, just as Gov Terry McAuliffe had the State Police stand down during counter protests. Wow. Dems really care NOTHING about the people. There is nothing wrong with these historical statues, and I’m from the north.

  35. Democrats erasing their awful history of racism and slavery. I dont blame them, their voters might actually Google this stuff and realize the slave holding south were primarily Democrats and the KKK was the military wing of the Democrat party until they were replaced by the likes of Black Lies Splatter, Antifa and the various “Occupy” harassers.

    First Democrat President? Andrew Jackson. Known for? The Trail of Tears…removing the American Indian from the east.

    First Republican President? Abraham Lincoln. Known for?. The Emancipation Proclamation.

  36. Bob Spradlin says:

    It’s good to see that the Nazi’s are alive and well in America! They are re-branded as Democrats! Who is denying others there right to free speech by using violence? Hint – it’s not the Republicans!

  37. The American version of the Taliban. Lets destroy all monuments about our history that the extremist fascist leftists dont like.

  38. Removing the confederate statues is just a micro-aggression by leftist progressives to antagonize moderates on the right and left and to provoke the stupid neo-nazis, racists into acting out violently like they did in Charlottesville. Well played Terry McAuliffe. Well played.
    “Chaos is a ladder.” – Littlefinger.

  39. After destroying the states maybe you should burn your libraries.

  40. Joe Boltonn says:

    Whenever a crisis occurs, politicians are always prepared to suppress speech, ban books or try to alter history. These monuments reflect the history of that area. That they should continue to exist is not an endorsement by government of everything those men represented. Not everyone admires Columbus, Lincoln or Martin Luther King, but we have holidays for all three.

  41. Jim Trombla says:

    I guess the next thing is to have a good old Nazi-like book burning to get rid of all mention of the civil war.

  42. While your at it take down the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial.
    Both slave owners!

  43. Steve Hansen says:

    All of this hysteria about removing and destroying monuments reminds of book burning.

  44. Ernie Ball says:

    The ‘Blackwashing’ of American history continues….

  45. Crack heads and heroin addicts on every corner and officials are worried about monuments that no one pays attention too..

  46. Alan Whitney says:

    Well! The Nation is being run by Leftist bigots.

    Happy now?

  47. Jim Morrison says:

    How about MLK Statues and Street names too since it’s hypocrisy to honor a man for his ‘content of character’ who was dishonest and cheated both academically and maritally, having plagiarized his doctoral dissertation and having had numerous adulterous affairs?

  48. ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ George Santayana. Those who seek to erase it are doomed!

  49. Kate Craig says:

    I feel like I am living under the Nazis or ISIS with all the banning of things and tearing down of historical monuments. What’s next monuments of Confederate soldiers in grave yards? Enough, already!

  50. All books in libraries should be burned, the libraries should also be burned, and paintings in museums as well as statutes and the museums should be burned. Need to destroy all type of culture and references to historical points in past times, like old movies, old songs, etc.

    OH my GOD I just remember I forgot to take my pills!

  51. Sounds like ISIS destroying the antiquities in Iraq

  52. 15% or less of the population, demanding that 60-80% of the population comply with the demands of the minority population? Seriously? Nonsense!

  53. Don Rhudy says:

    Shame on Baltimore! Instead of moving or removing statues just arrest the racists who oppose them.

  54. Confederate era statues? Not one of the statues is Confederate era.

    1. The Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Mount Royal Avenue was erected in 1903.
    2. The Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson monument in Wyman Park near the Baltimore Museum of Art was erected in 1948.
    3. The Confederate Women of Maryland statue near the intersection of Charles St. and University Parkway was erected in 1918.
    4. The Roger B. Taney Monument is at Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore. Taney was the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court who issued the ruling in the Dred Scott case that “a negro, whose ancestors were imported into [the U.S.], and sold as slaves,” whether enslaved or free, could not be an American citizen and therefore had no standing to sue in federal court, and that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the federal territories acquired after the creation of the United States of America. The statue was erected in 1887.

    When did 1903 – 1948 become part of the Confederate era (1860 – 1865?) The statue closest to the Confederate era is the Taney monument of 1887 commemorating a man who should be remembered in the same breath and the same contempt as Benedict Arnold.

  55. Surely 100% of you would denounce Islam and ask for the removal of mosques across America because Mohomed was a slave owner… yes???

    1. bobskilz says:

      Mohammed was indeed a slave owner.

  56. Lilith Whyte says:

    Keep the statues. Remove the blacks.

  57. Robert E. Lee was actually against slavery and secession. Destroying the statues won’t change history, or end racism, or solve problems in the black community that are mostly self-inflicted. And tearing down monuments honoring the sacrifices made by ordinary soldiers does a disservice to their memory. Both sides were American.

  58. Stop these knee jerk reactions to chaotic events. The BLM and ANTIFA groups showed up to attack the Alt right group with balloons filled with urine/feces and they had flame throwers. No one from the alt right group was able to speak even though they had a permit. Government needs to attack Soros funded BLM and Antifa.

  59. Vox Veritas says:

    This is the 21st Century.

    Black Lives Matter, Affirmative Action, DNC, all things racist must be eliminated.

  60. Racehustling Liberals Leaders of Democrats find another cause to deflect and keep blacks on their Democratic plantation. After 50 years of Democratic policies what have Blacks gained??
    Family structure destroyed and Blacks killing Blacks at an alarming rate.

  61. random255 says:

    I hope they go after the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial next…both slave owners…I mean if you’re in for a penny, you should be in for a pound.

  62. The monuments need to be put into a museum for history …

  63. Then by all means remove all statues of MLK and rename all the streets that bear his…

  64. sell or give these monuments to PRIVATE owners, allow THEM to display them on PRIVATE property, end of problem

  65. Alan Whitney says:

    Public officials are just custodians of the nation, city, or whatever.
    Do these fools not understand that these monuments belong to ALL of us, and once they are removed in the name of their fleeting stupidity; their nasty, self-centered WHIM, that they will be gone for all who come after them?
    This is worse than sad. It’s social blasphemy.

  66. James Wong says:

    ISIS is also destroying historical monuments in Iraq, at least those with the historical and religious meaning that is contrary to their Islam. If the monument is destroyed, that history is destroyed with it as well, right???

  67. ISIS tears down historic monuments too. The people wanting the same here are the same brand if ignorant savages.

  68. Mayor Pugh is the Neo-Nazi here: erasing history that does not suit her. As the Great Great Grandson of a Confederate Horse Cavalryman, this disgusts me.

  69. You can take down out statues, but we will remember. And if you know anything about history and of course non of these sub-human welfare class cheats and their criminal politicians do. You will not know about the term Blue Eyed Rage. But you will.

  70. The vile disgusting party known as the demorats, loved all these Confederate statues when the South was voting mainly demorat. In fact they were all erected when the South was near 100% demorat. Now that they vile disgusting demorat party no longer needs the South and those voters have been replaced with 3 world illiterates, rapists, murderers and disease ridden trash, the very monuments the demorat politicians elected have to come down. There will be a special place in hell for these vermin.

  71. David Birch says:

    Dig up the Confederate soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery and United States Soldiers’ & Airmen’s Home National Cemetery.

    1. David Birch says:

      Wasn’t Maryland a Union state?

  72. David Birch says:

    Oh yes, I forgot. Wasn’t it on April 18, 1861, when Baltimorians attacked Union troops from Massachusetts with insults and cobblestones and then, on the very next day, the Baltimorians laid down their rocks and picked up their weapons and attacked Union troops again. Shots were fired, and four Massachusetts soldiers lay dead along with 12 Baltimoreans, while 36 troops and an undetermined number of civilians were wounded. Yes, take down those statues that celebrate the Confederacy; Baltimore supported the Union during the Civil War!

    1. David Birch says:

      Don’t forget… Marylanders and Baltimorians were always pro-Union. After all, Lincoln had received 2.5 per cent of the entire state’s popular vote during the election.

    2. David Birch says:

      Oh yes, doesn’t the Maryland state anthem, Maryland, my Maryland, still contain calls for Maryland to fight the Union and wasn’t it used across the South during the Civil War as a battle hymn?

  73. David Birch says:

    Should I continue? Please tell Baltimorians why their state anthem still contains disparaging remarks about President Lincoln.

    1. David Birch says:

      Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, why did Maryland did not find it necessary to outlaw slavery there until November 1, 1864.

    2. David Birch says:

      Oh yes, tear down those statues, Ms. Mayor! Maryland would never support those Confederate scoundrels! But while you are at it, Ms. Mayor, forbid the singing of “Maryland, my Maryland” from the city.

    3. David Birch says:

      Please explain why the state of Maryland did not ratify the Fourteenth Amendment (adopted in 1868, after the American Civil War, and addresses the equal protection and rights of former slaves) until April 1959.

      And, of course, don’t forget discussing the Fifteen Amendment of 1850 (which prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude”) was not ratified until May 1973.

      I’m sure all this had everything to do with those damn Confederates and their statues.

  74. Rename Washington D.C.if Washington owned slaves. La La Land District of Clowns would be a good name.

  75. Stu Pedasso says:

    Reminds me a little bit of the old Soviet Union and their revisionist history. Now is coming to the USSA. Shame on you.

  76. Too bad Mayor Catherine Pugh, you would have made an awesome Taliban knuckle dragger. The left is so sickeningly predictable.

  77. Grubby foreigner George Soros trying to provoke a race war to make another billionaire for himself.

  78. The increasingly radical Left leaning, and further reality detached Democrats and their Party may be cutting their own throats, as they attempt to erase our history, they may be erasing themselves at the voting booth:

    Voters Oppose Removing Confederate Monuments

    “Four Confederate monuments were removed from New Orleans earlier this month following complaints that they celebrate racism, and now the city of Baltimore has plans to follow suit. But most voters oppose taking away these remnants of the past even if they are unpopular with some.

    While proposals have been made to get rid of monuments such as the Jefferson Memorial and the carving on Stone Mountain in Georgia because they honor men who practiced or defended slavery, just 19% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should erase symbols of its past history that are out of line with current sentiments. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 69% oppose erasing these historical symbols. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 25 & 28, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. “

  79. Lindsey Lee says:

    One less reason for anyone to visit Baltimore. The choices become much clearer moving forward. Make the burned out shells of buildings a monument to the incompetent leadership of the last 100 years of Baltimore’s history or convince North Korea to make the city a target and maybe something worthwhile will rise from the dust.

  80. Rick Smith says:

    Destroying historical monuments – has ISIS arrived in America? Nothing like lawlessness to promote your views

  81. When you really stop to think about it the last American soldiers to truly die for American freedom all wore grey uniforms. The Civil War was the precursor to the exact same war we are fighting today: a movement against the authoritarian, centralized power of the Federal Government. The Civil War was fought to determine the limits to Federal power. The Federal Government won and they determined that their ARE NO LIMITS to Federal power. We are now living with the disastrous consequences of that belief. God bless those brave Confederate soldiers who shed their lifeblood in defense of their farms and families against this predatory monster. There is no honor high enough that we could pay them for their courage and sacrifice.

  82. I didn’t know Baltimore had so many pinheaded racists.