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'Reexamining our history': Dems want to
remove Roger Taney bust from Capitol

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Posted By: Ribicon, 3/10/2020 5:58:27 PM

House Democrats said Monday they will try to toss the bust of former Chief Justice Roger Taney from the collection in the U.S. Capitol, saying the Maryland jurist’s role in writing the decision in the 1857 Dred Scott ruling makes him unfit for that honor. The bust sits in the old Supreme Court chambers, now preserved for history, on the ground floor of the Capitol. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said he wants to replace it with one of the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black man to serve on the Supreme Court. “We’re entering a new era where we are reexamining

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Imagine, here we are in the year 2020, and the USA still has huge monuments to prominent slaveholders in its capitol city, which itself is named in honor of the wealthy slaveowner George Washington.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 3/10/2020 6:00:19 PM (No. 342272)
Haters, trying to erase history.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHHolliday 3/10/2020 6:06:27 PM (No. 342282)
Lincoln wanted to have Taney arrested for not ruling the way he wanted. Sounds like Schumer threatening Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. OP is correct. There are probably hundreds of towns, parks, counties, streets and public places named for former slaveowners. Are they going to demand they all be changed? Washington, DC changed to MLK, DC? Slavery is part of the entire planet's history. It's long past time to move on from this PC stupidity.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Gallo3 3/10/2020 6:13:57 PM (No. 342296)
Taney is one of my ancestors. Descended from the Thorogoods that came over on The Ark and The Dove. Another ancestor freed his slaves before the War. Suspect things like that are common among we whose families came from the South. That revisionist 20/20 hindsight is disgusting to say the least.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Starboard_side 3/10/2020 6:20:02 PM (No. 342302)
Heck, why have any busts in the building? Again, this is all part of the Democrats trying to sound like they care, and are doing something, with the hope that Republicans will object. #2, did Lincoln want Taney arrested prior to making the ruling, or afterwards?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 3/10/2020 6:47:14 PM (No. 342317)
They have to re-write history in order to take power now. Same as some claim the Holocaust never happened.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: seamusm 3/10/2020 6:55:09 PM (No. 342329)
And while we're at it, let's remove any references to St. Peter in the Catholic Church - he did deny Christ three time after all. If, in truth, all of us have sinned, why is it necessary to define people by their worst moments?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Krause 3/10/2020 7:05:14 PM (No. 342338)
Well, the dems are terrible at healthcare, securing borders and winning wars, so they might as well keep themselves busy ding little stuff like this. Makes them feel important, I guess.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Yepper 3/10/2020 7:33:53 PM (No. 342360)
Taney was one of the biggest scum bags of that era. There's probably a special place in Hell for him. Nevertheless, he was a SC justice so his bust should stay.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ronniethek 3/10/2020 7:41:51 PM (No. 342368)
This virtue signalling is TOTAL bullcrap.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/10/2020 8:10:27 PM (No. 342389)
They're doing more than re-writing history, they're setting up a climate of intimidation and sanctions for anyone who dares to speak Truth, unless it is the "truth" sanctioned by the Empowered Elites in Government, ie the Communist State. Today they come for secular history books, busts, and statues; tomorrow they come for your church's cross high on the steeple, the Bible filled with condemned "hate speech," and your tax exempt church donations. History is history, warts and all and I'm not ashamed of ANY of it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Quigley 3/10/2020 8:19:00 PM (No. 342395)
The Dimokkkrap party should be removed from our history.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Muncsdad 3/10/2020 8:30:37 PM (No. 342410)
Yet another Democrat racist.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Wendybird 3/10/2020 8:30:43 PM (No. 342411)
Remember when we used to ridicule the USSR for revising history whenever there was a change in political power.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Venturer 3/10/2020 8:46:24 PM (No. 342419)
I got an email from Steny Hoyer today saying what a great man he is for supporting this. Nancy must have told him to support this. He doesn't relive himslef without her permission.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: hershey 3/10/2020 9:18:45 PM (No. 342440)
Yep, just like commies everywhere...delete a nations history and re-write it the way they want...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: cor-vet 3/10/2020 11:24:05 PM (No. 342509)
Why Thurgood Marshall? Because he's black? That's a pizz poor excuse, even if it's the only one they have!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: heartlandconservative 3/11/2020 12:00:34 PM (No. 342981)
No difference in this and book burning, same with statues, part of our history and needs to be kept so we don't repeat our mistakes. The fact that the vast majority of our country is historically ignorant is proof.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: rmsimms 3/11/2020 1:51:24 PM (No. 343126)
Democrat Roger Taney, for the benefit of his fellow Slaveocrats, stripped nearly half a million black people of their citizenship and rights by judicial fiat. What's even worse, is that his arguments were based on a outright lie, as in five states free black people could vote at the time the Constitution was adopted. He was a vile man and if there is a hell he is in it for what he did. What's ironic is that Taney's efforts to save slavery led directly to the election of it's destroyer, Abraham Lincoln, three years later. And given Taney's attempts to aid Confederate insurgents and force the lifting the blockade on rebel ports, he was a traitor to boot. With that said, his bust should remain, perhaps enhanced with a plaque explaining the judicial atrocities he committed in the name of the Democrat Party.
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